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Green Hills Software's TimeMachine 4-D Debugger Awarded "Product of the Year"

SANTA BARBARA, CA-January 13, 2004— Green Hills Software, the technology leader in real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded development tools, today announced that Electronic Products Magazine chose Green Hills Software's TimeMachine 4-D debugger as a "2003 Product of the Year Award" winner. The TimeMachine debugger was the only embedded software product in this year's winner's circle.

The TimeMachine debugger is the first to provide developers with complete source code level visibility into an application's precise behavior both forward and backward in time. TimeMachine allows C, C++ and Ada developers to run and step an application back in time after a failure occurs, allowing easy identification of its root cause. This avoids the tedious and open-ended process of trial-and-error debugging required by previous generations of temporally-challenged debuggers.

Gary Jensen, development tools editor of Electronic Products explained, "From the thousands of products introduced in 2003, the editors of Electronic Products chose the most outstanding. The selections are based on significant advances in technology or its application, a decided innovation in design or a substantial gain in price-performance. In the January 2004 issue, the Green Hills Software TimeMachine Debugger was selected as a 2003 'Product of the Year' winner."

"Real-time embedded developers often struggle with intermittent bugs that are difficult to track down," said David Kleidermacher, vice president of engineering at Green Hills Software. "In fact, most products are shipped with known bugs that cannot be fixed due to their transience. TimeMachine makes it easy to eliminate the most insidious bugs, enabling developers to achieve total reliability and get to market months earlier."

About TimeMachine

TimeMachine exploits the power of the Green Hills SuperTrace probe which collects up to a gigabyte of trace data, more than 20 times the typical trace depth of other probes. SuperTrace works with trace ports running at speeds beyond 300 MHz, collecting trace data while the CPU executes at full speed. The TimeMachine software then analyzes the trace data to reconstruct the code execution steps that the processor followed. "Once a bug has been trapped in the SuperTrace Probe, TimeMachine makes it easy to eradicate the bug," concluded Kleidermacher.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and software development tools for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. The royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine debugger offer a complete development solution that addresses embedded systems from the lowest cost consumer products to the most safety-critical aircraft flight systems. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills logo, MULTI and INTEGRITY are registered trademarks. AdaMULTI and TimeMachine are trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. All other trademarks (registered or otherwise) are the property of their respective companies. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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