Micrium Named Platinum Partner for Renesas Europe

Company to Also Participate in Renesas’ Upcoming Developer’s Conference as Platinum-level Sponsor

WESTON, Fla. and SAN JOSE, Calif., – September 15, 2008 – Micrium, a leading supplier of embedded systems components and tools, and Renesas Technology, have announced that Micrium is the first third party supplier to be recognized as a platinum level partner by Renesas Technology America and Renesas Europe. Each region names no more than 15 companies as platinum level partners, and the level is obtained by invitation only. Micrium was selected based on its recognition as an RTOS vendor in the embedded industry, as well as the individual contributions to the industry by its CEO, Jean Labrosse.

“Micrium has consistently lead the pack in their support of Renesas MCUs and MPUs, often being an early adopter,” said Ali Sebt, executive vice president for Renesas Technology America. “Micrium and Renesas have recognized the future potential involved in each other’s technologies. Micrium has committed substantial resources to supporting Renesas both in the US and in Europe, well beyond the efforts of other companies. This is a key reason why we’ve named Micrium as a platinum partner in both regions.”

In recognition of its unique standing with Renesas Technology, Micrium will be also participating as a platinum-level sponsor in Renesas Technology’s upcoming Developer’s Conference, which will be held in San Diego, California from October 13-15, 2008. As a part of its sponsorship, Micrium will give away a free copy of its award-winning uC/Probe embedded systems monitoring tool to each registered attendee that is a customer of Renesas.

“Micrium has invested heavily as a company to provide the highest level of third party support in the industry, and being recognized as a platinum partner by two divisions of Renesas demonstrates what Micrium’s products and support bring to its customers,” said Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. “Obviously, this dual recognition is very significant, and we will continue to support Renesas and its customers at the same levels that allowed us to achieve this honor, as evidenced by our participation in the Developer’s Conference.”

About Micrium’ uC/Probe

uC/Probe is embedded software that eliminates the need to stop an application in order to get system feedback, and saves considerable development time by visually allowing users to see the internals of a running embedded application. As a result, developers can ensure that the system is working properly, or immediately identify system instabilities that are visible only when the system is live.

uC/Probe works with compilers, any 8-, 16-, 32- and 64-bit CPUs as well as DSPs, and can be used with any toolchain that can generate a ELF/DWAFF or IEEE695 file, eliminating the need for custom programming or scripting. Data is displayed graphically on a PC running Microsoft Windows, and values can be numeric or shown as gauges, bar graphs, plots, graphs, LEDs, counters or pie charts. uC/Probe does not require users to write code, and can operate with or without a real time operating system (RTOS). The product interfaces with hardware targets via J-Tag, RS-232C, TCP/IP, USB and Renesas emulators through High Performance Workshop (HEW)Target Server for data collection.

About the Renesas Technology Developer’s Conference

Hosted by the world’s largest MCU supplier, the three-day technology conference gives system designers developing embedded systems special access to the latest advances in microcomputer technology, as well as practical solutions that can apply to speed-up and improve their engineering projects. The event consists of 80 courses on a wide range of hot topics, ranging from robust CAN connectivity for networked embedded systems to direct-drive solutions for TFT LCD panels in consumer electronics products, to motor control methods for home appliances and hybrid vehicles. Content-rich presentations and hands-on laboratory sessions will be led by embedded systems experts from Renesas and technology partners from a large support community of third-party suppliers. About 250-300 attendees are expected to attend the event. Similar events will be hosted in Europe, Japan and Asia in the future.

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 Renesas Technology Corp.

Renesas Technology Corp. is one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets and the world's No.1 supplier of microcontrollers. It is also a leading provider of LCD Driver ICs, Smart Card microcontrollers, RF-ICs, High Power Amplifiers, Mixed Signal ICs, System-on-Chip (SoC), System-in-Package (SiP) and more. Established in 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, NYSE:HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503), Renesas Technology achieved consolidated revenue of 951 billion JPY in FY2007 (end of March 2008). Renesas Technology is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global network of manufacturing, design and sales operations in 17 countries with 26,800 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit http://www.renesas.com

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Micrium
Jean Labrosse
Micrium
(954) 217-2036
info@micrium.com

Renesas Technology
Akiko Ishiyama
Renesas Technology America, Inc.
(408) 382-7407
akiko.ishiyama@renesas.com

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