Wasabi Systems Announces Support For Motorola's PowerQUICC III™ Architecture

7/24/2002 - Wasabi Systems, the leading provider of the NetBSD operating system, today announced at Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) Smart Networks Developer Forum its support for Motorola's next-generation PowerQUICC III™ family of integrated communications processors. NetBSD, long recognized for its outstanding networking capabilities, is a powerful open source operating system widely used in Internet infrastructure. NetBSD's unparalleled portability will also enable developers to bring PowerQUICC-based products to market faster.

The PowerQUICC III is an ideal solution for integrated control and forwarding plane processing in wired and wireless communications equipment - applications that showcase NetBSD's strengths in networking. The PowerQUICC III System-on-Chip (SoC) Architecture employs a host of leading industry standards and innovative Motorola technologies, including a high-performance Book E PowerPC e500™ core, an enhanced Communications Processor Module and two Gigabit Ethernet controllers.

"NetBSD's networking capabilities make it an excellent choice for companies designing communications and networking equipment based on our PowerQUICC III architecture," said Marc Cremer, Director of Global Sales for Motorola's Networking and Computing Systems Group. "We're very happy to see Wasabi supporting our PowerQUICC III processor family, and excited for the opportunities that NetBSD OS support will provide our customers."

"The PowerQUICC III processor will be an exciting option for developers of high-end communications equipment" said Alistair Crooks, Wasabi's Director of Engineering. "We look forward to working with Motorola and its customers to support this exciting product line."

About Wasabi Systems
Wasabi Systems, Inc. (www.wasabisystems.com), is the commercial source for NetBSD, an advanced embeddable operating system. NetBSD enables embedded systems manufacturers to produce more functional offerings in less time and at lower cost. NetBSD's small-footprint, full-featured Unix environment runs on the widest range of hardware platforms of any operating system. Wasabi's team, which includes the world's foremost NetBSD developers, provides development, support and customization to customers ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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For more information, please visit www.wasabisystems.com or contact:
Karen Thomas
Thomas PR
(631) 549-7575

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