Micrium-IAR announcement

IAR Systems and Micrium join forces to bring embedded development solutions to market

Weston, Fla. and Uppsala, Sweden, 18 July 2006 — IAR Systems, a world-leading provider of embedded development tools, and Micrium, a leading provider of high quality embedded software components, announced that they have signed a business agreement under the terms of which both companies will market and sell each other’s products.  The companies will provide interoperable solutions designed to speed customer development times, enabling them to bring products to market more quickly.

Olle Eriksson, President of IAR Systems, commented on the new agreement, “IAR Systems has taken this strategic step in order to expand its customer offering, allowing developers of embedded systems to benefit from one-stop shopping for our integrated development tools and RTOS/middleware from a market-leader like Micrium.  With two strong brands and tight product integration, we believe that this agreement will bring a strong proposition to the market.”

Under the new partnership, offerings including the IAR Embedded Workbench and the µC/OS-II from Micrium will be available for selected 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). Such related products as a TCP/IP stack, file system and USB stack from Micrium, and starter kits and the IAR J-Trace debugger for ARM from IAR Systems, are included under the agreement. Both companies will provide first-line technical support to respective customers.

“Having worked with IAR Systems in the US over the past year, both companies understand the value added of offering tools and middleware jointly,” stated Jean Labrosse, President of Micrium, “IAR Systems supports a wide range of 8-, 16-, and 32-bit architectures with products that are complementary to those of Micrium. Our global reach will further address the needs of a wide number of embedded developers across the full spectrum of industry sectors.”

IAR Systems and Micrium will begin to sell each other’s products worldwide in the third quarter of 2006.

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About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is a world-leading provider of embedded development tools:

IAR Embedded Workbench®—integrated development environment with C/C++ compiler and debugger supporting about 30 different 8?, 16-, and 32-bit devices.

visualSTATE®—state chart design tool for development of event-driven systems.

IAR KickStart Kit™—complete software and hardware evaluation environment available for selected targets

IAR Systems’ customers represent many different market segments such as telecommunications, industrial automation and the automotive industry. The company was founded in 1983 and is part of the Nocom Group since 2005. IAR Systems operates in the US, China, Japan, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Brazil as well as through a large net of distributors all over the world. For additional information about IAR Systems, please visit www.iar.com.

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 μC/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 μC/OS-II. A TCP/IP stack, USB stack, CAN stack, File System (FS), Graphical User Interface (GUI), as well as 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.

Editor's Note: The following are trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, IAR MakeApp, visualSTATE, From Idea to Target, IAR KickStart Kit. J-Link is a trademark licensed to IAR Systems AB. All other products are trademarks of their respective owners.

IAR Contacts:

Europe and Asia:                                          US:
Stefan Löf                                                        Nadim Shehayed
Sales and Marketing Director                         Sales Manager
IAR Systems AB                                             IAR Systems Inc.
Tel: +46 18 16 78 00                                       Tel: +1 650 287 4250
E-mail: stefan.lof@iar.se                                E-mail: nadim@iar.com

Japan:
Kiyofumi Uemura
Sales Manager
IAR Systems K.K.
Tel: +81 3 5298 4800
E-mail: uemura@iarsys.co.jp

Micrium Contact:

USA:                                                                Canada:
Jean Labrosse                                                Christian Legare
President                                                         Vice President
Micrium                                                           Micrium
Tel: +1 954 217 2036                                      Tel: +1 514 768 8108
E-Mail: info@micrium.com             E-Mail: info@micrium.com

Agency Contact

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For IAR Systems:                                          For Micrium:
Helen Duncan                                                 Amy Smith
Associate Director                                          Sr. Account Director
Publitek Limited                                               Impress Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 470000                               Tel: +1 401 369 9266
Fax: +44 (0) 1225 470047                              Fax: +1 866 738 7190
E-mail: helen.duncan@publitek.com              E-mail: amy@impress-pr.com

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