Red Hat to Provide Embedded Support and Enable Linux Development on Motorola's New PowerQuicc III Architecture

7/23/2002 - Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced a strategic agreement with Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) to develop a GNUPro toolchain and cross compiler for Motorola's Book E PowerPC e500 core-based processors -- including the new MPC8560 PowerQUICC III. GNUPro is recognized by developers as the world's most popular embedded development tools suite.

The GNUPro toolchain consists of a Solaris 2.7 on SPARC cross toolchain for the Motorola's e500 core. With Red Hat's GNUPro development toolchain, Motorola's customers are further equipped to develop next generation networking, communications and embedded applications.

"This agreement with Red Hat is significant to Motorola's customers -- allowing them to leverage a GNUPro toolchain in developing embedded applications based on the our e500 core," said Bob France, director of software for Motorola's Networking and Computing Systems Group. "Having an optimized GNU compiler that takes advantage of our powerful e500 core provides our customers with a critical tool which speeds the deployment of embedded solutions utilizing devices such as our PowerQUICC III processors."

"Red Hat's GNUPro tools expertise allows us to create a toolchain with the functionality and quality that customers like Motorola expect, "said Paul Cormier, EVP of Engineering at Red Hat. "Our support for Motorola's e500 core lets their customers use Linux-based applications, and further extends Linux development to embedded devices."

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