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Green Hills Software Achieves CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rating

A First for Embedded Software Product Development


SANTA BARBARA, CA—August 19, 2008—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that it has attained Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 rating following a successful Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) A appraisal for its operating system and compiler development organizations. Green Hills Software was appraised to the CMMI-DEV Version 1.2 Model. The published appraisal report can be found online at https://sas.sei.cmu.edu/pars/pars_detail.aspx?a=16518.

While CMMI appraisals are often sought by services organizations, Green Hills Software is the first embedded solutions provider to achieve the CMMI Maturity Level 3 rating in its product development organization. This is especially important for operating systems, compilers, and other systems software that are components of, or used directly in, the creation of critical electronic products, including automotive drive trains, aircraft flight controls, industrial control systems, secure communications gear, and medical devices. By relying on suppliers with CMMI-rated product development, customers can reduce schedule risk and development cost while improving end product quality.

“As a former computer science professor, I have a unique perspective with respect to evaluating CMMI initiatives in software development organizations,” commented Transdyne Corporation’s Dr. Mary Anne Herndon, SEI/CMMI SCAMPI Lead Appraiser. “Green Hills Software should be proud of its comprehensive integration and testing systems, corporate dedication to the highest levels of quality, and its commitment to continuous process improvement as demonstrated by this rating.”

“Green Hills has passed ISO 9001 customer audits, FDA life critical device manufacturer audits, and has met the most stringent development process and assurance requirements of RTCA/DO-178B, IEC 61508, Common Criteria/ISO 15408, and other standards,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “This CMMI rating is yet one more validation of our corporate commitment to process improvement, total reliability, safety, and security. There’s more to security than using the word in marketing messaging. Our customers know well that Green Hills Software walks the walk.”

About CMMI
Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes. It can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. CMMI helps integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes.

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 www.ghs.com.

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