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Green Hills Software and Freescale Celebrate Silver Anniversary

25 Years of Technology Innovation and Customer Success

FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM, ORLANDO, FL —June 18, 2008 — Green Hills Software, Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor today announced the 25th anniversary of their technology collaboration, the longest standing software development solutions partnership for Freescale (and its former parent, Motorola Semiconductor Products). Founded in 1982, Green Hills has grown to become today’s technology leader for device software optimization and real-time operating systems, helping tens of thousands of electronic product developers achieve total reliability, absolute security, maximum performance, the lowest manufacturing and production costs, and the fastest time-to-market.

This remarkable collaboration began in 1983 with the Green Hills compiler for the Motorola 68000, the predecessor of Freescale’s ColdFire® microcontroller family, and is still in use today by many customers. “Green Hills Software is proud of our successful partnership with Freescale,” said CEO and founder Dan O’Dowd. “We’re very proud of the success achieved by organizations using Freescale’s microprocessors and Green Hills Software to build the world’s most advanced aircraft, automobiles, communications equipment, medical devices, industrial control systems, consumer electronics, and many other electronic products upon which we all depend.”

“Now, more than ever, software has become the dominant cost and schedule factor in embedded development projects,” said Raja Tabet, Freescale’s vice president of Solutions Enablement Technology. “Thus, we are working more closely than ever with the industry’s top tier software solutions providers, including Green Hills Software, to provide our mutual customers the fully silicon optimized tools and technologies they need to meet the stringent performance, reliability, and time-to-market demands for their embedded products.”

Comprehensive Power Architecture Technology Development Solution
Green Hills Software’s software development solution was one of the first commercial offerings for Freescale’s processors based on Power Architecture™ technology. Since 1993, Green Hills Software’s solutions for Freescale’s processors based on Power Architecture technology have led the industry in software performance, footprint, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Ford Motor Company was the first to use the Freescale PowerPC and Green Hills Software development tools. Ford automobiles on the road today take advantage of this industry leading combination of performance and reliability.

With many customers across a wide range of industries, the Freescale/Green Hills combination continues to help customers succeed in the embedded systems industry.

Complete Solutions for Freescale Devices
Green Hills Software’s entire portfolio of products – including Green Hills compilers, INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, μ-velOSity™ real-time microkernel, MULTI® integrated development environment, Green Hills Probe and SuperTrace™ Probe, DoubleCheck™ static analyzer, GHNet™ and GateD® networking solutions, and Padded Cell™ secure hypervisor are all specifically optimized for Freescale’s processors based on Power Architecture technology and microcontrollers and other families.

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 networking 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

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2007 sales of $5.7 billion (USD).

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, µ-velOSity, AdaMULTI, Padded Cell, DoubleCheck and TimeMachine, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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