New Accelent Alliance Charter Members Focus on Devices of Tomorrow

3/24/2003 - Accelent Systems Inc. aligns innovative, embedded device relationships through the new Accelent Alliance Program. A solid base of charter members launches the Accelent Alliance. The Accelent Alliance is a community of globally established and emerging companies offering embedded device products and services that support the Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system and Pocket PC platform. The power behind Accelent Systems’ new alliance enables members to get a “jump start” on emerging development efforts for new devices – without the overhead of additional resources.

Accelent Alliance Members are eligible to incorporate technology in Accelent Systems’ Schema Development SuiteTM, a software tool for wireless and PDA development. Schema Development Suite consists of over 100 device drivers that accelerate the development process - quickly and easily facilitating the creation of Board Support Packages (BSPs) for products of tomorrow.

Accelent Systems encourages companies to share in advancing embedded technologies. “It is often said that hard times in the industry bring about the most innovation. Maybe it’s because these tough periods also seem to encourage more cooperation. Without the extra resources needed to branch out into new specialties, many companies are joining forces – and technologies – to get a jump on emerging applications.” (WIRELESS SYSTEMS DESIGN – ALLIANCES BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO PDAS AND SMART PHONES– January / February, 2003 issue,

"The Accelent Alliance is a great way for members to share and benefit from their collective expertise on the Windows CE. NET and Pocket PC platforms," said Keith White, Senior Director of Marketing for the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp. "The alliance will help members collaborate in ways that accelerate solutions which enable OEMs to rapidly and cost-effectively build mobile and small-footprint devices."

The charter members are as follows:

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – A global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications."

AirPrime, Inc. –A leading provider of advanced, high-speed CDMA wireless access solutions for the OEM market.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation – Offering the industry’s broadest portfolio of low-, full- and high-speed USB devices, including integrated microcontrollers for On-The-Go, embedded hosts, hubs and peripherals, as well as individual devices such as transceivers, serial interface engines and bridges. Product support includes industry leading development kits, reference designs, software, and technical support for all devices.

Embedded Performance, Inc. (EPI) - One of the worlds leading suppliers of compiler, debugger and emulation tools for the embedded RISC market.

Embrace Networks - The inventor of the Device Brokerage Platform, a comprehensive, general-purpose software platform that enables the simple management and dynamic integration of nearly unlimited numbers and types of electronic devices by or into remotely located software applications through the medium of the Internet.

Fonix Corporation–A leading provider of speech interface solutions for wireless and mobile devices, Internet and telephony systems, and vehicle telematics.

M-Systems Inc. –A leader and innovator of flash-based data storage products known as flash disks.

MediaQ – MediaQ’s multimedia platform controllers enable handheld devices run next-generation of multimedia-based applications in an energy-efficient manner – providing compelling consumer experience while conserving battery life.

Philips Electronics, Semiconductor Division – A leader in USB products including USB Hi-speed and USB On-The-Go. Philips offers more than 50 USB ICs, including; devices, hosts, host / device combinations, and transceivers, as well as a full complement of software.

Scriptel Corporation – A leading provider and developer of pen and touch input solutions tailored for mobile, POS and other applications requiring high performance, optical clarity, and durability.

Silicon Motion – A leading graphics chip maker and producer of flash memory and DSP products.

TABLETMedia – The first company to deliver VoIP and videoconferencing on mobile devices, TABLETmedia is the leader in commercial-grade and full-featured H.323 and SIP standards-compliant client applications for communications and messaging.

Transdimension –Founded in 1997 to develop and market embedded and mobile connectivity and expansion solutions based on intelligent USB and USB OTG technologies.

“Relationships are extremely valuable during these volatile times,” states Albert McCabe, Accelent Systems Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The Accelent Alliance program is a great way to leverage sales, marketing and engineering activities between many companies with a similar goal--to improve penetration and increase sales in the embedded device market. Through this program, members benefit by expanding their sales reach and exposure in the industry. Customers benefit by simplifying the engagement process with members—it is a win-win situation!”

About Accelent Alliance
Globally established and emerging companies offering products/services to the embedded device market are brought together through the Accelent Alliance to provide manufacturers and designers with a one-stop total solution center. Members have direct access to information, resources and marketing initiatives. By teaming with Accelent Systems, your technology is incorporated within a total system solution for customers. For more information about the program or to become a member, contact or call +1.330.864.2300.

About Accelent Systems
As a leading enabler of embedded devices, independent OMAPTM Technology Center, an Intel® PCA Developer Network Charter member and Gold-level member of Microsoft's Windows® Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides proven solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, Smartphone, Intel XScaleTM, TI OMAPTM and ARM® processor based products. With Accelent Systems' software, development platforms and professional services, Accelent Systems provides customers with a means to expedite time-to-market at less cost and risk than traditional development methods. For more information, visit Accelent Systems at

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