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McObject Teams with Wind River for Main Memory Data Management in Intelligent, Connected Devices

November 12, 2001 — McObject LLC, developer of the eXtremeDB™ small-footprint, main memory database, has launched a partnership with Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), confirming McObject's commitment to the most widely used real-time development technology. In addition to making eXtremeDB available for use with Wind River's VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) and Tornado® integrated development environment (IDE), McObject has joined the WindLink™ Partner Program and will work with Wind River in a variety of worldwide marketing initiatives.

McObject built the eXtremeDB database from scratch to meet the unique performance requirements and resource constraints of intelligent, connected devices. Wind River's Tornado IDE and VxWorks RTOS are the premier software building blocks in target markets including set-top boxes, networking and communications equipment, industrial control, and consumer devices.

"Wind River and McObject share the goal of providing technology to create state-of-the-art connected smart devices, while minimizing development and deployment costs. In eXtremeDB, developers will find a main-memory data management product with sophistication and reliability. We welcome McObject as a WindLink partner," said Caroline Yao, director of partner solutions at Wind River.

"Device-based applications are reaching a level of complexity where a proven database greatly improves scalability and performance, while reducing time-to-market. When combined with Tornado and VxWorks, eXtremeDB offers the ideal growth foundation for devices across a wide range of industries," McObject President and CEO Steve Graves said.

With a tiny footprint of 100K or less, eXtremeDB spares RAM and CPU resources while delivering critical data management features, including coordination between threads, fast and flexible navigation, and assured data integrity. eXtremeDB accelerates processing by storing and working with data in main memory, removing RAM-disk and file system dependence as well as latency from data transfer. eXtremeDB stores data in the form native to the host language, eliminating translation overhead.

About the Wind River WindLink Partner Program

The WindLink Partner Program is focused on helping hardware and software developers, system integrators and consultants create and sell products and services that complement or are integrated with Wind River products. Wind River continually seeks out partners in strategic market segments such as Internet infrastructure, telecommunications, Internet appliances, consumer electronics and semiconductors. WindLink partners work hand-in-hand with Wind River to provide total solutions to joint customers.

About Wind River

Wind River, www.windriver.com, is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think™. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.

About McObject

McObject LLC, based in Issaquah, Washington, is committed to building data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, and to providing first-rate support and consulting services to customers and partners. With more than 30 years experience in compilers, real-time systems, embedded data management and kernel level device-driver development, McObject's founders are well-suited to deliver database technology that becomes as ubiquitous as computing itself. The company can be reached at 425-888-8505, or visit www.mcobject.com.

Wind River Systems, Tornado and VxWorks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. McObject and eXtremeDB are trademarks or registered trademarks of McObject LLC. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.