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Green Hills Software and Freescale Semiconductor Enter Into Multi-Year Strategic Alliance for Advanced Software Solutions

Embedded Leaders’ Collaboration Delivers Expanded Support for QorIQ™, PowerQUICC® and Power Architecture® Customers


Green Hills Software, INTEGRITY, Freescale, QorIQ, embedded software, embedded semiconductorsSAN JOSE, CA – April 26, 2010 – Embedded Systems Conference, Booth 1510 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, and Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets, today announced that they are entering into a multi-year strategic agreement to develop, co-market and deliver highly integrated, optimized single and multicore operating system and tools solutions targeting Freescale’s QorIQ™ and PowerQUICC® processor families.

"This agreement sends a clear message to the market regarding our long-term commitment to provide broad support for current and future generations of Freescale products, aligning and optimizing the two companies’ processor and software solutions," said Dan O’Dowd, chief executive officer and founder, Green Hills Software. "This partnership will expand the wide array of pre-integrated and highly optimized world-class solutions that our mutual customers rely upon. It will enable new levels of performance, ease-of-use, and earlier time-to-market for Freescale’s processors."

"With this agreement, Freescale’s goal is to provide our customers with long term access to Green Hills’ world class embedded software solutions targeting many of our most advanced current and future processors," said Raja Tabet, vice president of Software and Systems for Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group. "Together, Green Hills and Freescale will help our common customers get to market faster with a highly optimized solution for Freescale’s QorIQ and PowerQUICC processors leveraging Green Hills’ embedded software solutions. In addition to Freescale’s current family of processors based on Power Architecture® technology, customers can look forward to future Freescale processor support that is optimized through this collaboration at early stages of processor availability."

As part of this multi-year alliance, Green Hills will expand upon its long-term support for Freescale’s families of single and multicore processors with innovative development and debug solutions targeting a wide range of vertical markets. No other independent embedded software vendor today delivers the breadth of products, levels of certified safe and secure software, or experience in legacy RTOS porting and application optimization services that Green Hills has become known for. By choosing Green Hills for their project developments, customers obtain access to the most mature and complete software offering in the industry, with a track record of enabling deployment of highly reliable products with the lowest cost-to-volume.

Green Hills Software’s optimized software solutions and comprehensive services for Freescale’s QorIQ and PowerQUICC processors include the certified safe and secure INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS), INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers, TimeMachine™ Debugging Suite,  SuperTrace™ Probe and Green Hills Probe, along with extensive legacy application porting and code optimization services.

Availability

The Green Hills suite of single and multicore solutions for many members of Freescale’s family of QorIQ and PowerQUICC processors based on Power Architecture processors is available today.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by the NSA to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

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