Accelent Integrates MirrorBit Flash Memory, Welcome AMD to Alliance

6/2/2003 - Accelent Systems Inc. announced that AMD has joined the Accelent Alliance and that Accelent is incorporating AMD MirrorBitTM Flash memory drivers in Schema Development SuiteTM. Accelent Systems Inc. established the Accelent Alliance, a community of companies offering products and services to the embedded device market that support the Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system and Pocket PC. The power behind Accelent Systems’ new alliance program enables the members to get a “jump start” on emerging applications – without the overhead of additional resources. This is achieved by:

Accelent Systems created, tested and perfected Schema Development Suite – bringing new and revised products to market in weeks rather than months. Schema Development Suite, a tool consisting of over 100 device drivers and hardware reference material for multiple device designs, accelerates the development process –quickly and easily facilitating the creation of Board Support Packages (BSPs) for products of tomorrow.

According to Albert McCabe, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Accelent Systems, “AMD is a strong Accelent Alliance member, and AMD MirrorBit Flash memory is a great addition to the Schema Development Suite. We strive to provide our customers with a development solution that incorporates the most innovative technologies the market offers, and AMD’s MirrorBit technology is an outstanding example. Accelent believes that support for AMD’s Flash memory increases functionality and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.”

"The Accelent Alliance is a great way for AMD to share and benefit from collective expertise on the Windows CE .NET and Pocket PC platforms," said Scott Horn, director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp. "Through the alliance, companies such as AMD will have the opportunity to collaborate and accelerate solutions that enable OEMs to rapidly and cost-effectively build mobile and small-footprint devices." "Accelent Systems is an important partner in the mobile development market," states Amir Mashkoori, Vice President and General Manager of the AMD Memory Group's Wireless Business Unit. "It's critical for our customers to minimize development costs and risk in their PDA, Smartphone and Tablet PC designs, the Schema Development Suite helps them meet these challenges. Support for AMD MirrorBit Flash memory underscores Accelent's commitment to innovation, so customers can take advantage of the latest technologies while accelerating time-to-market."

About Accelent Systems
As a leading enabler of embedded devices, and Gold-level member of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Partner Program, Accelent Systems provides solutions for rapidly developing robust Microsoft Windows CE .NET, Pocket PC and Smart Phone processor based products. Accelent Systems supports ARM based processors and is a Texas Instruments OMAPTM Technology Center (OTC). Accelent Systems provides worldwide customers with a means to expedite time-to-market with software, development platforms and professional services. This reduces costs and eliminates excess risk compared with traditional development methods. For more information, visit Accelent at

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