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Smart Home: Green Wired Exhibit

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Chicago museum partners with WIRED to display technologies that promote green and efficient energy usage while growing homeowner awareness

MSI, a worldwide leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, is excited to participate in the Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. The home is a fully-functioning, three-story modular and sustainable “green,” structure designed to showcase the many ways people can make eco-friendly living a daily part of their lives. WIRED has again partnered with the museum to advise on green technology, and aid in the selection of innovative eco-friendly products.

The home will feature two computers from MSI, the Wind Top AE1900 All-in-One PC and X340 Ultra-Slim Notebook. The AE1900 offers green-minded users a PC that uses 80% less power than a normal desktop computer. Similarly, the X340 notebook features an Intel ULV (Ultra Low voltage) processor that use just 1/6 the power of a standard mobile CPU.

“We chose products that showcase the engineering, design, and ecopreneurism that challenge conventional wisdom and give us practical tools to live healthier and more productive lives,” said Howard Mittman, Publisher of WIRED.

“MSI is pleased to be a part of the exhibit and among the growing list of companies that are choosing to operate as green corporate citizens,” said MSI US Vice President of Sales, Andy Tung. “We hope that the Wind Top AE1900 and X340 help raise awareness about the greener alternatives available to consumers and are excited to be among the industry leaders in energy efficiency.”

The Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit offers guided tours of the 2,500-square-foot home and grounds. Located in a park on the east side of the Museum, the home is open through January 3, 2010. Entry is $23 for adults, $22 for seniors and $14 for children 3-11. These prices include general museum admission. Tickets are available at www.msichicago.org.

About MSI Computer
Established in 1986 and headquartered in Taipei Taiwan, MSI strives to design and manufacture superior technology and innovative products, while offering outstanding customer service. The MSI portfolio includes Notebook Computers, Mainboards, Graphics Cards, Desktop Computers and Wireless Communication Products. MSI develops all its product lines with the goals of promoting and empowering the environmental protection movement.

About WIRED
For more than 15 years, WIRED has been the first word on how technology is changing our world. Each month, the magazine delivers a glimpse into the future of business, science, entertainment, education, culture and politics. Under the leadership of editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, WIRED has been nominated for an unprecedented nine consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, winning the industry’s top prize in 2005, 2007 and 2009. WIRED magazine and Wired.com reach more than 12 million readers each month.

About Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry’s mission is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational. Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, the Museum is open every day of the year except December 25. Summer hours, through Sept. 7, are 9:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday and 11 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. General admission pricing is $13 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for children ages 3 to 11. City of Chicago residents receive a discount on general admission. The Museum offers the following free days during the summer: June 1-5 and June 19. The Museum is supported in part through the generosity of the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit the Museum’s Web site or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.

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