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Green Hills Software Announces Support for AMCC PowerPC 460EX and 460GT

Comprehensive Software Development Suite for Power Architecture 32-bit Embedded Processors

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, SAN JOSE, CA —April 15, 2008 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the availability of its software development solution targeting Applied Micro Circuit Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] PowerPC 460EX and 460GT embedded processors. Components of the Green Hills Software development toolkit include: optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture™, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), virtual prototyping platform, DoubleCheck™ static analyzer, and high-speed hardware debug probes.

"Green Hills Software’s industry leading software development solutions are ideally suited to the high performance applications for which the AMCC PowerPC 460EX and 460GT were designed," said Charlie Ashton, director of enablement at AMCC. “Using Green Hills Software’s professional tools and services, AMCC customers are able to maximize performance and reliability while minimizing time-to-market and product unit cost."

”With the PowerPC 460EX and 460GT, AMCC continues to improve the performance and integration of its popular Power Architecture processors while meeting the stringent power requirements for next-generation industrial control, imaging, and networking equipment,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software.

The Green Hills solution for the PowerPC 460EX and 460GT consists of the following components:

  • MULTI integrated development environment – providing the leading DSO tool set for embedded software developers
  • Green Hills Power Architecture compilers – generating the fastest and smallest code in the industry for Power Architecture (formerly known as PowerPC)
  • Green Hills Probe – providing reliable and efficient debugging using the PowerPC 460EX and 460GT JTAG port
  • DoubleCheck integrated static analyzer – increasing software reliability and reducing time-to-market by eradicating more defects early in the development process
  • Green Hills High Speed PowerPC Virtual Prototyping Platform – providing a powerful, flexible, and extensible simulation environment for advanced software development

About the PowerPC 460EX and 460GT
With speeds of up to 1.2GHz, support for floating-point operations, USB 2.0, PCI-Express, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, security, NAND Flash interfaces and low power dissipation, the PowerPC 460EX and PowerPC 460GT embedded processors are ideally suited to a wide range of high-performance applications, including imaging, industrial control and networking.

The Green Hills Software solution for the PowerPC 460EX and 460GT processors will be available in Q2 2008 to qualified customers.

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, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer 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 on the web at

About AMCC
AMCC provides leadership semiconductor solutions to process, transport, and store digital information for the world's wired and wireless networks. As a leading supplier of Power Architecture™ based processors and with world-class expertise in SONET, Ethernet protocol processing, PHY technology, Storage processors and RAID controllers, our products are the foundation of the IP Communications Revolution. AMCC's 3ware® SAS and SATA RAID product families deliver cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers worldwide for applications from the desktop to the data center. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our website at

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North American Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software, Inc.
30 West Sola Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101,
Tel: 805-965-6044
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International Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software Ltd
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Hampshire SO50 9PD
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