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McObject and Green Hills Software Drive Automotive Embedded Systems Advances

April 11, 2005 — McObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB™ in-memory database, announced a close collaboration with Green Hills Software to bring the benefits of the companies’ joint real-time embedded software solution to the automotive market.

McObject’s ultra-fast, tiny-footprint eXtremeDB database running on Green Hills Software’s industry-leading royalty-free INTEGRITY real-time operating system already powers aerospace applications, and helps form the software backbone of automotive systems such as Peiker acustic’s hands-free Bluetooth mobile telephone car kit.

“As automotive embedded applications for communication, engine and transmission control, infotainment, safety, comfort and other purposes become more intelligent, they need a strong, responsive real-time software foundation,” Steve Graves, McObject CEO and co-founder, said. “Manufacturers are learning that McObject and Green Hills Software help build the highest level of reliability, predictability and performance into such systems.”

eXtremeDB’s streamlined design and in-memory deployment deliver the near-zero-latency responsiveness required for advanced automotive systems. By eliminating costly mechanical disk I/O, eXtremeDB’s architecture also enhances predictability of response time—an ideal complement to the INTEGRITY RTOS’s real-time deterministic performance, which is achieved through fast interrupt response times and rapid context switching.

As a proven, off-the-shelf database, eXtremeDB achieves reliability far surpassing the traditional embedded systems approach of deploying self-developed data management. To ensure RTOS reliability, Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY features full memory, application and device driver protection along with guaranteed resource availability for systems’ most critical tasks.

Both McObject and Green Hills Software specifically target runtime bugs and software defects that can become embedded software’s hidden failure points. Green Hills Software offers built-in RTOS debugging along with its market-leading MULTI Debugger. eXtremeDB ensures reliability through techniques such as its innovative self-diagnostic API, which catches most common database programming flaws early, as well as memory-allocation and error-handling capabilities designed to prevent costly runtime flaws.

In addition to promoting more reliable automotive software, McObject and Green Hills Software lower their customers’ costs to give manufacturers a competitive edge. Both eXtremeDB and INTEGRITY provide a highly cost-effective, scalable embedded solution, with minimal RAM and CPU requirements on the target system, thus lessening manufacturing costs while enabling customers to deploy extremely fast and reliable applications.

About Green Hills Software

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. The royalty-free velOSity microkernel, INTEGRITY RTOS, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine product line offer a complete development solution that addresses embedded systems from the lowest cost consumer products to the most safety-critical aircraft flight systems. Green Hills is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at www.ghs.com.

About McObject

Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Tyco Thermal Controls, F5 Networks, Genesis Microchip, Motorola and Boeing. McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to providing innovative technology and first rate services to customers and partners. The company can be reached at +1-425-888-8505, or visit www.mcobject.com.

McObject and eXtremeDB are registered trademarks of McObject LLC. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.