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Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 08:11:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: mds@mds01.prwire.com
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Subject: LynuxWorks Announces CodeWarrior(TM) IDE Edition for LynxOS and
BlueCat Linux...

LynuxWorks Announces CodeWarrior(TM) IDE Edition for LynxOS and BlueCat Linux
                            Embedded Applications

   Linux and Solaris Hosts Gain Complete Design and Development Environment

    SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
LynuxWorks(TM), Inc., a provider of open source and true real-time embedded
solutions for the post-PC era, today announced the availability of a
CodeWarrior(TM) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Edition for
LynuxWorks Development Tools for companies using Linux and Solaris host
development environments and deploying on LynxOS(R) and BlueCat(TM) Linux
    "LynuxWorks has traditionally lead the pack with leading edge operating
system technologies and embedded systems expertise. Now we are adding to our
tool set to help our customers increase the productivity of their engineering
staff during the design and development process. Metrowerks' CodeWarrior IDE
is a very powerful and familiar tool with embedded systems developers. The
addition of the CodeWarrior IDE to the LynuxWorks Development Tools will help
our customers speed the product development phase and introduction of their
new products to market," said Greg Rose, director of product management for
LynuxWorks. "Additionally, this CodeWarrior IDE announcement is the first of a
series of new announcements we will be making in 2001 under our new LynuxWorks
expanded tools initiative."

    Addressing developers' time constraints
    The introduction of the CodeWarrior IDE for LynuxWorks embedded operating
systems helps software developers face a myriad of time-to-market quandaries,
chief among them are market delivery windows holding developers to aggressive
coding/debug schedules and engineers being required to spend time learning a
new suite of development tools. The CodeWarrior IDE Edition of LynuxWorks
Development Tools will accelerate the development process by combining an
editor, code browser, compiler, linker, and debugger into a single
application, all controlled by an easy-to-use, familiar Graphical User
Interface (GUI).

    Point and Click Code Development
    With the CodeWarrior IDE on the Linux or Solaris cross-development host,
an application developer can use the project management and stationery
capabilities to create a new project and then use the editor and code browsing
capabilities to efficiently create application code. When ready to debug, the
developer simply clicks on the debugger selection and it automatically builds
the application, if needed, then transparently downloads the executable to the
embedded target board running either the LynxOS or BlueCat embedded operating
system. The CodeWarrior IDE will then automatically launch the cross debugger,
and display the debugger GUI on the host system. This means with a simple
click of the mouse, all the necessary actions to build and debug the target
application have been performed. This relieves developers from all the usual
cumbersome commands, and most importantly, some of the wasted time in the
development phase of a project.

    About LynxOS and BlueCat
    LynuxWorks addresses a broad range of customer needs in the area of
real-time computing, from hard real-time to open source Linux. LynuxWorks'
LynxOS is a hard real-time operating system that combines performance,
reliability, and scalability together with patented technology for real-time
event handling. LynxOS meets the highest reliability and deterministic
response standards and is used in a variety of products, from business systems
such as routers to mission-critical flight control systems. LynuxWorks'
BlueCat is an open-source Linux, and is available as a complete solution for
developers. In addition to a stable commercial version of the operating
system, LynuxWorks provides a complete software development environment and
tools for debugging and tuning applications. BlueCat is backed by a variety of
optional support packages offering software engineering, technical support,
consulting and professional services from LynuxWorks.

    Pricing and Availability
    The CodeWarrior IDE Edition of LynxOS Development Tools will be released
in May 2001. The price starts at $2,499, depending on configuration. The
BlueCat version will be released later in 2001.

    About LynuxWorks
    LynuxWorks(TM), Inc. is a provider of open source and true real-time
embedded solutions for the post-PC era. LynuxWorks supports industry standards
in communications, aerospace and defense, consumer and business electronics,
industrial control systems, Internet infrastructures,
automotive/transportation, medical devices, and retail industries. LynuxWorks
products include the open-source BlueCat(TM) Linux; the scalable,
Linux-compatible LynxOS(R) real-time operating system; software frameworks for
high-availability systems; development tools and technical support worldwide.
Information about LynuxWorks is available on the web at www.lynuxworks.com.
    NOTE:  LynuxWorks and BlueCat are trademarks and LynxOS is a registered
trademark of LynuxWorks, Inc. Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior
are registered trademarks of Metrowerks Inc. All other company and product
names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
companies/holders, and are hereby recognized. Linux is a registered trademark
of Linus Torvalds.
    Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of
the respective holders.

SOURCE  LynuxWorks, Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Linda Nixon of LynuxWorks, Inc., 408-558-3124, or
lnixon@lnxw.com; or Jim Fanucchi of Stapleton Communications, 650-470-0200, or
jim@stapleton.com, for LynuxWorks, Inc./
    /Web site:  http://www.lynuxworks.com/