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Toshiba Electronics and Green Hills Software strengthen partnership around royalty-free software tools for TX family of RISC processors


Santa Barbara, CA. April 15, 2003 -- Toshiba Electronics has announced that it has joined the Green Hills Software Third Party Partner Program. The move creates the framework for the two companies to work more closely and offer embedded system engineers leading development tools and real-time operating systems (RTOS) that simplify and speed the implementation of applications based on Toshiba's complete TX family of MIPS-based RISC processors.
 
The strengthened partnership provides developers of embedded systems based on Toshiba's TX RISC family full access to all of the tools and real-time operating systems available from Green Hills Software, including the MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE) and compilers that are optimised for TX19, TX39 and TX49 RISC processors. In addition, Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY® fault-tolerant RTOS and the ultra small ThreadX® RTOS are available for Toshiba's TX39 processor. As a result, developers enjoy the rapid design and development of high-availability, high-performance embedded systems based on the TX family.
 
Toshiba's TX family of 32 and 64-bit MIPS-based processors are designed for embedded solutions in high-performance applications such as communications systems, digital consumer equipment and automotive electronics. The TX19A and TX39 32-bit processors, and the 64-bit TX49 devices are upward compatible with MIPS32 and MIPS16e architectures and the corresponding MIPS I and MIPS III instruction sets.
 
The Green Hills Software MULTI IDE features a Windows-orientated editor, source-level debugger, graphical program builder, run-time error checker, version control system, performance profiler, optimising profiler and real-time RTOS EventAnalyzer™. Tightly integrated with MULTI IDE, INTEGRITY is a high-availability fault-tolerant RTOS that employs a pre-emptive, real-time, priority-based multi-tasking scheduler optimised for deterministic response. As well as advanced memory protection and dynamic download capabilities, INTEGRITY also offers task- and system-level debug functionality and extensive embedded Internet and telephony protocol support.
 
The ThreadX RTOS is optimised for applications that demand minimum footprint, maximum speed and lowest cost. Combining a picokernel design with fast timers and a high-speed pre-emption-threshold mechanism, ThreadX features a context switching time of less than two microseconds on a 40-MHz processor. The ThreadX picokernel is also memory stingy, requiring just 5kbytes for a minimum footprint.
 
About Toshiba
 
Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products and power systems. The company's integration of these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as an innovator in advanced components, products and systems. Toshiba has more than 176,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US$40 billion.
 
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European Headquarters for the electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is the world's third largest semiconductor vendor according to estimates by Dataquest.
 
Providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales, TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany. The company now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany and subsidiaries in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Company president is Mr Toshio Hamaya and the total number of personnel in Europe is around 400.
 
Toshiba Electronics Europe offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, consumer, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as technologically advanced electron tubes and solid-state devices, including cathode ray tubes, liquid crystal displays, rechargeable batteries and optical transmission devices. For more company information visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba-europe.com
 
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Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and software development tools for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Green Hills Software's royalty-free INTEGRITY® real-time operating system and the ThreadX real-time operating system, fully integrated with its market leading compilers and MULTI® Integrated Development Environment, provide a total development and run-time solution that addresses both deeply embedded and maximum reliability applications.
 
Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. For more information on Green Hills Software products, call 805-965-6044, email sales@ghs.com.
 
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