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@ 1999-02-16 16:27 Bart Veer
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Cygnus Solutions and Fujitsu Microelectronics Partner to Deliver eCos
for Fujitsu's SPARClite Family of Microprocessors

    eCos - Powerful Open-Source RTOS Continues to Gain Popularity as
    the Premier Choice for Emerging Embedded Products

    Cygnus(R) Solutions today announced that it has partnered with
Fujitsu Microelectronics to deliver its open-source, royalty-free,
application-specific eCos(TM) (Embedded Cygnus Operating System) on
Fujitsu's SPARC(1)lite family of microprocessors. This new combination
of Cygnus software and Fujitsu microprocessors is ideal for developing
a diverse range of network communications and PC/computing
applications such as multi-function peripherals and digital cameras.

    "eCos, coupled with the Fujitsu line of embedded microprocessors,
provides our developers with a powerful and complete hardware,
development, and run-time system out of the box," said M.
Somasundarum, Vice President for Strategic Software and Systems at
Fujitsu. "The application-specific and configuration capabilities of
eCos, combined with Cygnus GNUPro software development technologies,
provides an ideal match for the high volume, deeply embedded and
diverse range of products that feature Fujitsu microprocessors."

    "We are pleased with Fujitsu's decision to work with us to make
eCos available on Fujitsu's SPARClite microprocessors," said Alex
Daly, president and CEO of Cygnus. "Our partnership with Fujitsu marks
further evidence of the power of the open-source software model and
further endorsement of eCos from microprocessor vendors."

    eCos enables embedded systems companies to deliver their products
to market faster, while at the same time freeing up their valuable
software engineering resources to develop a wider variety of
value-added features. Based on the open-source software model, eCos
eliminates run-time royalties and provides maximum control for
embedded product companies.

Embedded SPARC Microprocessors

    With the SPARClite series of embedded RISC processors, Fujitsu
empowers exciting network communications and PC/computing applications
over the full range of performance and costs. This makes SPARClite
solutions ideal for uses in everything from hubs, routers, bridges,
and ATM switches to laser printers, scanners, and multi-function

    Fujitsu's SPARClite 32-bit product family offers a wide variety of
SPARC processors -- from 66 MHz to 200 MHz -- providing customers
around the world with exceptional design performance and flexibility.
Today, Fujitsu commands over 40 percent of the digital camera market,
with SPARClite designed into more than 20 digital cameras from
industry leaders.

eCos Solution

    eCos (Embedded Cygnus Operating System) is an open-source,
royalty-free, highly configurable, application-specific operating
system ideal for embedded systems software development. eCos is a
complete embedded run-time solution entirely based on open-source that
is targeted at high-volume usage in consumer electronics,
telecommunications, automotive, and other deeply embedded products.
eCos ensures embedded developers have a common software infrastructure
for delivering a diverse range of embedded products, and enables
embedded software developers to focus on delivering better products
instead of developing, maintaining, or configuring a real-time
operating system for each project.


    eCos for Fujitsu's SPARClite series will be available from Cygnus
in the first quarter of 1999. Currently, eCos is immediately and
freely available as open-source code for the Matsushita MN 10300,
Toshiba TX-39, and Motorola PowerPC(1) (beta level) at , and includes kernel components,
uITRON configuration, ISO C and math libraries, eCos simulation
environment, and device drivers. Pre-built and tested eCos software
and tools, as well as support and engineering services, are available
through the eCos Partner Program. For more information, contact a
Cygnus sales representative or Cygnus corporate headquarters in
Sunnyvale, Calif., at 1-800-CYGNUS1, 1-408-542-9600,,
or visit the Web site at .

Cygnus Solutions

    The market leader in open-source software development technologies
for computing applications, Cygnus(R) Solutions offers build-time and
run-time solutions based on an open-source model. From GNUPro(R)
Toolkit to eCos(TM), the Embedded Cygnus Operating System, Cygnus'
open-source and royalty-free software benefits system developers in a
wide variety of market segments, including consumer electronics,
Internet, telecommunications, office automation, networking, aerospace
and automotive. Cygnus' products, custom-engineering services, and
world-class support services enable developers to bring products to
market faster at reduced system development costs.

    Founded in 1989, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California,
Cygnus Solutions has sales and engineering offices throughout North
America, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

(1) Cygnus and GNUPro are registered trademarks, and Sourceware and
    eCos are trademarks of Cygnus Solutions. Open Source is a
    Certification Mark of the Open Source Initiative. All other
    company and product names are trademarks of their respective

      CONTACT: Cygnus Solutions
               Becky Wood DiSorbo, 408/542-9667
               Sara Killingsworth, 602/961-1515

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