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Swell Software Adopts DoubleCheck

Green Hills Software’s Source Code Analysis Tool Increases Software Quality

SANTA BARBARA, CA—September 11 , 2007—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), and Swell Software, a leading supplier of graphics software for embedded systems, today announced that Swell Software has adopted the Green Hills Software DoubleCheck™ source code analysis tool suite to help ensure the highest level of quality for Swell Software’s products.

“We have used other static analysis tools in the past and have found DoubleCheck to be superior in terms of both accuracy and execution time performance,” commented Ken Maxwell, president, Swell Software. “We also have been very impressed with DoubleCheck’s integration with the rest of the software development environment. In contrast to other standalone source code analysis tools, DoubleCheck is a natural and intuitive component of the Green Hills integrated development environment (IDE) MULTI®, ensuring that it works out of the box, always handles our code, and can be used every day by all of our software developers. Furthermore, not only our developers appreciate what DoubleCheck does for their code quality, but I have also seen a significant improvement in our company’s time-to-market due to the tool’s ability to prevent flaws that would otherwise require extensive debugging time.”

Swell Software is using DoubleCheck to help ensure the quality of graphics software under development, including new versions of its latest PEG Pro™ suite, used to power next-generation, high-color depth embedded graphics applications.

“The ability to predict and prevent flaws before the software is even executed is a key part of Green Hills Software’s multi-tiered strategy to ensure reliability and security of electronic devices and systems,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “Integrated Static Analyzers like DoubleCheck represent the future of software analysis technology: one tool used to compile, locate programming errors, enable software comprehension, enforce coding standards, and more.”

About DoubleCheck™ Source Code Analyzer
DoubleCheck builds on Green Hills Software's 25 years of compiler technology expertise to locate software flaws that lead to security and reliability failures in software. DoubleCheck processes the entire project's source code to find flaws, such as buffer overflows, resource leaks, invalid pointer references, overly complex code (as measured by metrics such as McCabe), and violations of safe language rules such as MISRA 2004. DoubleCheck differs from other static analysis tools by virtue of its speedy analysis time and full integration with the integrated development environment (IDE). Whereas other static analysis tools are relegated to sporadic use by quality assurance teams, DoubleCheck can be enabled by all developers all the time, ensuring that bugs are found and eradicated as quickly as possible. Because it is integrated with the MULTI IDE, no extra work is needed to ensure that DoubleCheck can handle even the largest source code bases.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments and TimeMachine™ tool suite 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 at www.ghs.com.

About Swell Software
Swell Software, Inc. provides customers with high quality graphics software and GUI development tools that significantly reduce development time. Swell Software was founded in 1997, with the mission to fill a void in the existing software tools industry by providing a graphical user interface (GUI) solution specifically for embedded systems. The PEG® family of products have been licensed by hundreds of companies worldwide and PEG technology is running in thousands of embedded systems across the communications, medical, industrial and consumer electronics markets. Swell Software is located in Port Huron, MI (one hour northeast of Detroit) on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. Visit Swell Software at www.swellsoftware.com.

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