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Green Hills Software Expands Platform for Industrial Safety with Molex Incorporated

New Partner Integration Added to Industry's Most Comprehensive Safety Platform for Industrial Devices
Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety includes a complete set of development tools, a wide variety of middleware, industrial communications protocols, and services built around the IEC 61508 SIL 3-certified INTEGRITY RTOS.

SAN ANTONIO, TX — June, 22, 2011 — FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, has partnered with Molex, a provider of complete interconnect solutions, to add new software integrations to its Platform for Industrial Safety. The Platform includes a complete set of development tools, a wide variety of middleware, industrial communications protocols, and services built around the IEC 61508 SIL 3-certified Green Hills INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS). This new partner integration further expands the comprehensive set of pre-integrated software that enables the fastest time-to-market for developers of industrial automation, control, and safety systems.

The Molex Brad® PROFINET IO and EtherNet/IP™ software stacks have been integrated and validated with the INTEGRITY RTOS. PROFINET is an Ethernet-based networking solution for industrial automation that provides automation services comparable to PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus), a standard for field bus communication in automation technology, to enable better networking plant-wide. The integration with the INTEGRITY RTOS enables customers to design PROFINET IO-Controller (master) devices such as PLC couplers, PC-based interface cards, and robot controllers.

The Molex Brad EtherNet/IP integration with INTEGRITY supports both Scanner and Adapter functionality for EtherNet/IP. When used in scanner mode, the stack allows EtherNet/IP master features to be implemented into controller devices including PLC modules, interface cards, IPC, and robot controllers. When adapter mode is used, the stack enables EtherNet/IP slave devices such as I/O modules, robots, instruments and regulators. Both of these integrations will be demonstrated on the Freescale P2020 microprocessor at the Freescale Technology Forum, June 20-23, 2011.

"We are pleased to see the continued adoption of our Platform for Industrial Safety by customers around the world," commented Joe Fabbre, director of platform solutions at Green Hills Software. "This new partner integration further extends the value of the platform by providing turnkey solutions for industrial Ethernet out of the box, reducing time-to-market for our end customers."

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software 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 NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) 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.

About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military, lighting and solar. Established in 1938, the company operates 39 manufacturing locations in 16 countries. The Molex website is http://www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.

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