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Highly Reliable, High-Performance Advanced Flash File System Support for Embedded Devices Delivered from M-Systems and Green Hills Software

Available Today, Complete Integration Accomplished within DiskOnChip® Driver for the INTEGRITY® Real Time Operating System and velOSity™ microkernel


THE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS SHOW (ESS 2004), BIRMINGHAM, UK, Oct. 13, 2004
— M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) and Green Hills Software, Inc., the market leader in embedded software development tools and royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the availability of a driver that supports the DiskOnChip flash disk for the INTEGRITY RTOS and velOSity microkernel.

Developed for the latest version of M-Systems' TrueFFS flash file system (6.2.1), this driver has been adapted by the companies to satisfy the integration needs of embedded computers in telecommunications, defense, automotive, networking and medical equipment along with many other industries, and most recently for a Bluetooth-powered in-car electronics system developed by PEIKER acustic, Inc.

“Our successful integration and support for DiskOnChip, the embedded industry's leading on-board storage choice, is an important addition to the existing embedded services available today for the INTEGRITY RTOS and velOSity microkernel,” said Dan Mender, director of INTEGRITY business development, Green Hills Software. “It is good to see this integration of our products now widely available to our mutual customers.”

“By working together, M-Systems and Green Hills Software are able to offer high performance, high reliability and cost savings to customers,” said Ofer Tsur, vice president of marketing for M-Systems' embedded products division. “Gaining support for DiskOnChip for INTEGRITY and velOSity is good for M-Systems and its customers -- Green Hills Software is definitely gaining ground as a leading RTOS provider within the market.”


About INTEGRITY

The INTEGRITY RTOS, certified to POSIX 1003.1 System Interfaces, provides embedded applications with total reliability and absolute security. The INTEGRITY RTOS is securely partitioned, guaranteeing each task the resources it needs to run correctly along with fully protecting the operating system and user tasks from errant and malicious code, including denial of service attacks, hackers, worms and Trojan horses.

The INTEGRITY RTOS is built on Green Hills Software’s small and fast velOSity microkernel. Both products share a rich set of device drivers, Board Support Packages and middleware, including IPv4, IPv6, IPsec, SSL, SSH, Web server, CORBA and graphics. The ability to migrate seamlessly between the velOSity microkernel and the INTEGRITY RTOS provides embedded software developers with unprecedented scalability.


About DiskOnChip

The DiskOnChip family of products provides reliable and fast non-volatile memory (NVM) to store data and code locally. DiskOnChip products are available in a wide range of capacities, form factors, and bus interfaces, targeting various applications in the embedded and mobile markets. Based on leading-edge NAND flash technology, an ultra-thin controller and the most advanced flash management software, DiskOnChip provides an optimized NVM solution with an ideal cost structure.


About Green Hills Software, Inc.

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. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, velOSity microkernel, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine debugger, offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at www.ghs.com.


About M-Systems

M-Systems designs, develops and markets innovative flash data storage solutions for digital consumer electronics markets. M-Systems primarily targets two fast-growing digital consumer electronics markets: the USB (universal serial bus) flash drive market with its DiskOnKey® product and the multimedia mobile handset market with its Mobile DiskOnChip products.


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NOTE: This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as they are subject to various risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to vary significantly. These risks include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in M-Systems' industry and target markets in particular, shifts in supply and demand, market acceptance, the impact of competitive products and pricing, product development, commercialization and technological difficulties, and capacity and supply constraints including dependence on flash component suppliers; changes in M-Systems' and its customers' inventory levels and inventory valuations; timely product and technology development/upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand; the impact of competitive products and pricing on M-Systems' and its customers' products and markets; the development, release and sale of new products by strategic suppliers and customers; the development and growth of anticipated markets for M-Systems' and its customers' products; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in M-Systems' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. M-Systems assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release and disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Reference to M-Systems' website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.


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