Micrium-AMCC announcement

Micrium RTOS Supports AMCC’s New PowerPC Processor

WESTON, FL, USA – April 2, 2007Micrium, a leading provider of high quality embedded software components for consumer, industrial and military applications, today announced that its uC/OS-II real time operating system (RTOS) has been successfully ported to Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) PowerPC 405EZ Acadia platform. The RTOS provides excellent source code at a competitive price and will be included in AMCC’s Acadia Evaluation Kit.

"We believe that features of uC/OS-II are well matched to the requirements of the industrial control and industrial automation markets for which the 405EZ was designed," said Charlie Ashton, director of software at AMCC. " We look forward to a successful partnership with Micrium around this platform."

uC/OS-II is a highly portable, ROMable, scalable, preemptive, real-time, multitasking kernel, written in ANSI C. It is a cost-effective, royalty-free RTOS that meets the demanding requirements of the RTCA DO-178B standard for software used in avionics equipment. uC/OS-II comes with excellent documentation and customer support.

“The PowerPC market represents a continually increasing share of our market,” stated Jean Labrosse, president of Micrium. “Bringing uC/OS-II support to AMCC’s 405EZ processor allows us to support a solid chipset as well as to grow our own PowerPC portfolio.”

About Micrium
Micrium provides high-quality embedded software components in the industry by way of engineer-friendly source code, unsurpassed documentation, and customer support. The company’s world-renowned real-time operating system, the Micrium uC/OS-II, features the highest-quality source code available for today's embedded market. Micrium delivers to the embedded marketplace a full portfolio of embedded software components that complement uC/OS-II: a TCP/IP stack, USB stack, CAN stack, File System (FS), Graphical User Interface (GUI), and many other high quality embedded components. Micrium’s products consistently shorten time-to-market throughout all product development cycles. For additional information on Micrium, please visit www.micrium.com.

About AMCC

AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our web site at http://www.amcc.com.

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