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Freescale and Green Hills Software Collaborate on Multicore Networking Development

Development Partnership Agreement to Produce Advanced Software Solutions for QorIQ P4080 Platform


FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM, ORLANDO, FL —June 16, 2008 — Freescale Semiconductor and Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced today their development partnership to produce groundbreaking multicore development tools for the new QorIQ™ communications platforms. The development tools for QorIQ platforms will feature capabilities unavailable on competing processors, enabling developers to bring their QorIQ platform-based products to market faster and with higher quality.

Green Hills will demonstrate the MULTI® IDE simultaneously debugging 8 cores on the QorIQ P4080 processor running on the Virtutech Simics system simulator. The demonstration will also include the Green Hills INTEGRITY® RTOS with Padded Cell™ hypervisor hosting both applications and guest operating systems. INTEGRITY’s symmetric multi processing capabilities perform automatic load balancing for these applications and guest OSes across the cores. Green Hills Software will also feature the ultra small footprint µ-velOSity™ kernel securely virtualized by Green Hills Software’s award-winning Padded Cell hypervisor.

“As the number of processing elements in a single device grows, so does the complexity of the software project,” said Lynelle McKay, senior vice president and general manager for Freescale’s Networking & Multimedia Group. “We are working with Green Hills Software to help customers solve this software development challenge by leveraging innovative on-chip features designed to simplify development and debug on our advanced multicore architecture.”

“The QorIQ platforms provide unprecedented hardware capabilities to enable our leading multicore software development tools,” said David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “Freescale has shown tremendous vision in focusing on the formidable software development challenge facing next-generation multicore embedded systems designs.”

About Freescale QorIQ
Freescale QorIQ communications platforms are the next-generation evolution of the leading PowerQUICC® communications processors. The advanced Freescale QorIQ platforms, built using one or more high-performance Power Architecture™ cores, enable a new era of networking innovation where the reliability, security and quality of service for every connection matters. In this new era, networking applications must be capable of seamlessly connecting users to rich experiences anytime, anywhere.

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, IPv6-ready TCP/IP network stacks, GateD® Layer 3 routing, 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 www.ghs.com.

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