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From: rhett <rhett@lineo.com>
Subject: Lineo announces Embedix advancements
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 9:12:00
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Lineo Adds Hitachi SuperH® RISC Processor Support, Reduces Time-To-Market
For Embedded Device Manufacturers in Japan

LINDON, Utah - Jan. 22, 2001 - Lineo, Inc., a leading innovator in embedded
Linux tools, real-time and high availability solutions, today announced
the availability of Embedix™ SDK 1.2-J, the next release of the Japanese
software development kit for embedded developers and device manufacturers.
Embedix SDK 1.2-J integrates support with cross-compilations, support
for Hitachi SuperH® 3 and 4 RISC processors and an integrated development
environment to provide developers with greater flexibility and reduced

"The embedded device market in Japan requires tools and features provided
by Embedix SDK 1.2-J to more quickly deliver devices to market, at a lower
cost, with the smallest embedded software image possible," said Yoshinobu
Ushiyama, CEO of Lineo Japan, Inc. "With the addition of the Hitachi SuperH
processor, Lineo is making an accelerated effort to support most of the
major chips and boards with Embedix SDK 1.2-J."

The Embedix SDK previously supported the X86 and PowerPC processor families.
Now, Lineo offers support for Hitachi SuperH 3 and 4 processors. Embedix
SDK 1.2-J provides true cross-compilation which will allow for target
images on the Embedix platform to be built and deployed across various
processor families.

Embedix SDK 1.2-J also includes the NetFront browser from ACCESS Co. Ltd.,
a powerful embedded Internet browser for consumer information appliances.
In addition, PowerParts middleware from Metrowerks is included to provide
developers with graphical user interface development capabilities. Device
manufacturers will benefit from the inclusion of these because of reduced
porting work required by OEM customers, accelerating their product development

Metrowerks CodeWarrior Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides
an important set of tools in the development of today's applications for
embedded devices. CodeWarrior combines an editor, compiler, linker and
debugger into one integrated application which helps developers bring
applications to market faster and at a reduced cost.      

One of the key strengths of Embedix SDK is the inclusion of the Target
Wizard library compilation tool, an automated way to quickly and easily
select all of the requirements for a target image and check for all software
interdependencies. Target Wizard also helps developers quickly create
the smallest possible software image for their embedded device by stripping
out unneeded features and software code. By providing developers with
the smallest possible software image, Embedix helps developers to create
devices that require less hardware and allows them to gain greater economies
of scale when producing large numbers of devices.     

Embedix SDK 1.2-J is currently distributed through Lineo Japan's Premier
Channel Partners. Contact Kanematsu Semiconductor and Dia Semicon Systems
for pricing information.

Kanematsu Semiconductor Corp.			DIA Semicon Systems, Inc.
3-4, Tsukiji 2-chome, Chuo-ku			Tobu AK Bldg. 3-23-3 ShinYokohama, 
Tokyo, 104-0045 Japan				Kohoku-ku
Phone: 03-3544-6534  				Yokohama, 222-0033 Japan
Fax: 03-5565-0094				Phone: 045-476-7400  Fax: 045-476-7401 

For additional information regarding Lineo Embedix SDK 1.2-J, please contact
Lineo Japan via e-mail at sales@lineo.co.jp or call 03-5353-7966 or fax

About Lineo, Inc.
Lineo, Inc. provides Linux-based embedded systems, real-time and high
availability solutions that include software, hardware reference designs
and professional services. Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices
and systems that interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce
system requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market. The company's
key product lines include: Embedix™ (embedded Linux system software),
uClinux™ (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), NETtel™ (Linux-based
Internet appliances for secure networking) and Availix™ (mission-critical
high availability Linux cluster solutions). Contact Lineo at www.lineo.com,
via e-mail to info@lineo.com or by calling (801) 426-5001.


Lineo, Embedix and Target Wizard are trademarks of Lineo, Inc. Linux is
a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds. All other products, services,
companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective owners. 

Press Only, Contact:
Blake Stowell				Rhett Glauser
Lineo, Inc.				Lineo, Inc.
Tel: 801-426-5001 ext.321		Tel: 801-426-5001 ext.351
blake.stowell@lineo.com			rhett@lineo.com