LynuxWorks and TapRoot Systems Alliance Yields Customization Tools for High-Performance Embedded Technology

9/24/2002 - LynuxWorksTM announced that TapRoot Systems has joined LynuxWorks' SynergyWorks Alliance Program. The strategic alliance is expected to produce high-performance technology that LynuxWorks customers can use to develop their products faster and easier by focusing on key features rather than on software integration.

SynergyWorks is LynuxWorks' alliance network of hardware and software third-party solutions. Designed to leverage the collaborative efforts of LynuxWorks and providers of BlueCat® Linux®- and LynxOS®-compatible products, SynergyWorks delivers comprehensive solutions that satisfy customers' technology and time-to-market needs.

"LynuxWorks is committed to bringing our customers unprecedented flexibility so that they can decrease their development time and get their products to market quickly," said Bob Morris, vice president of sales and marketing for LynuxWorks. "The customization of LynxOS drivers that TapRoot Systems can provide will enhance our efforts in this area."

"We are excited to be an integral part of the SynergyWorks Alliance," said TapRoot Systems president Blane E. Rockafellow. "This is just the first step in what we expect to be a strong relationship in developing solutions with LynxOS embedded operating systems that will jointly address the needs of all of our customers."

About TapRoot Systems
TapRoot Systems is known for its embedded software and firmware development that enables the integration of hardware with the selected operating systems. The company has in-depth knowledge of critical technologies, enabling companies to create next-generation products now. Founded in 2000 in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, TapRoot Systems has been designing low-level infrastructure of real-time and embedded products for semiconductor manufacturers, operating systems vendors, protocol stack vendors, wireless mobile device manufacturers and other embedded product developers worldwide. The company also offers wireless telephony software products to accelerate time-to-market for customers. TapRoot Systems is a privately-held emerging company.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Josť, California. The company's products include the open-source BlueCat Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World-class companies use LynuxWorks' products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and Xerox.

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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