QuickLogic, TimeSys to Deliver Embedded Linux and Development Tools

12/17/2003 - QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK), the inventor and pioneer of Embedded Standard Products (ESPs), announced a partnership with TimeSys(R) to deliver ready-to-run TimeSys Linux(R) RTOS Professional Edition software development kits (SDK) for the QuickMIPS family of programmable SoCs. The establishment of a relationship with the leading provider of embedded Linux development tools reflects the need identified by QuickLogic to offer a range of Linux solutions to its customer base.

The TimeSys Linux RTOS Professional Edition SDK combines a ready-to-run real-time Linux distribution for QuickLogic's QuickMIPS chips with TimeSys' full-featured TimeStorm(R) graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and TimeTrace diagnostic tool that simplify the development and debugging of Linux-based embedded applications. Mindful of the real-time requirements for many industrial control, communications and military applications, TimeSys Linux offers the industry's lowest latency open source Carrier-Grade Linux kernel with real-time enhancements capable of meeting the entire range of performance requirements. The complete hardware/software solution enables developers to reduce their development risk, cost and time to market.

"With over 75% of our customers evaluating or committed to using Linux as part of their QuickMIPS-based designs, we recognized that we needed to provide a range of solutions," said Ian Ferguson, Vice President and General Manager of QuickMIPS Products at QuickLogic. "The TimeSys Linux SDK featuring the TimeStorm Linux Tool Suite is expected to offer companies an intuitive development environment that facilitates the development of application software optimized for the QuickMIPS product family."

"Delivering a ready to run TimeSys Linux SDK on the QuickMIPS products can help QuickLogic customers meet time to market and performance requirements by allowing them to focus their engineering resources in areas where they deliver their value-add," said Larry Weidman, TimeSys President and CEO. "Now they can leverage the benefits of the TimeSys Linux RTOS and TimeStorm development tools in projects using the advanced single-chip solutions from QuickLogic."

Pricing and Availability
The TimeSys Linux RTOS Professional Edition SDK for QuickMIPS will be available in beta form in January 2004. The TimeSys Linux RTOS Professional Edition SDK for QuickMIPS is priced at $3,795 per developer seat, royalty-free. QuickLogic customers can purchase the TimeSys Linux SDK from one of TimeSys' many sales channel partners, or online at http://www.timesys.com.

About TimeSys Corporation
TimeSys is making it easier to embed Linux by providing the only complete line of products and tools that support the entire embedded Linux development cycle. Covering the range of products from turn-key ready to run TimeSys Linux software development kits to development and testing tools for any Linux distribution, TimeSys enables embedded engineers to streamline the development of Linux-based embedded systems. Developers assembling their own Linux operating system and development environment or customizing a third-party Linux platform can use TimeSys' Linux development and testing tools to build, port and test the Linux kernel, root filesystem, device drivers and application software. Engineers that prefer off-the-shelf solutions can utilize one of TimeSys' 70+ hardware specific Linux SDKs that provide a packaged, integrated Linux development environment that include a ready to run TimeSys Linux RTOS distribution and application development tools for their hardware. TimeSys technologies are utilized in a wide variety of industries and applications, from industrial/process control and consumer electronics to military and avionics. For more information about TimeSys, please visit http://www.timesys.com, send email to info@timesys.com or call 1-888-432-TIME.

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK) began developing the Embedded Standard Product (ESP) architecture in 1998. ESPs deliver the guaranteed performance and lower cost of standard semiconductor products, coupled with the flexibility and time-to-market benefits of programmable logic. QuickLogic's ViaLink(R) metal-to-metal interconnect technology enables high performance ESPs and is the foundation of the company's core FPGA products. Founded in 1988, the company is located at 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1138. For more information, please visit the QuickLogic web site at www.quicklogic.com

TimeSys and TimeStorm are trademarks or registered trademarks of TimeSys Corporation in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. The QuickLogic name and logo, QuickMIPS, and ViaLink are registered trademarks of QuickLogic Corporation.

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