Virtio Teams with SDC Systems to Expand Distribution

8/16/2004 - Virtio Corporation, the creator of Virtual Platforms for embedded software development, announced that it expanded the distribution of its products to the UK through an agreement with SDC Systems Limited. SDC Systems provides embedded development tools and services to telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, and automotive systems engineers in the UK. Under the terms of the agreement, SDC Systems will provide local customer support for UK customers and work closely with Virtio to increase sales of Virtio Virtual Platforms.

Shay Ben-Chorin, president and CEO for Virtio, stated, “SDC is an excellent partner for building the European market for Virtio. Our alliance is very synergistic given SDC's tenure in the embedded systems market and its strong product lines. Together we offer embedded developers the products and support needed to maintain an edge on productivity and ultimately get to market quicker.”

“Virtio Virtual Platforms offer unique and highly flexible environments for embedded system integration and they represent a strategic addition to our product portfolio,” said Stuart Parker, Managing Director of SDC Systems. “Virtio's approach of developing software on software is a major advance from traditional methods. Virtio's products give our customers a great advantage in the product development race.”

About Virtio Virtual Platforms
Virtio Virtual Platforms support a wide range of processor technologies including TI OMAPTM, ARM7 & 9, Intel® XScaleTM, Motorola i.MX and MIPS and a variety of OSs, including Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® CE, Palm OS® and Symbian OSTM, as well as most leading tool chains including ARM® RealViewTM, Metrowerks CodeWarriorTM; Microsoft's eMbedded Visual Tools for application development, and Platform Builder for kernel development.

Virtual Platforms offer significant software development benefits:

Virtio Virtual Platforms improve the software developers' productivity by enabling early software development and hardware/software integration well before hardware prototypes are available.

About Virtio
Virtio powers dramatic gains in software development by delivering early access to fast, full-function software emulation of embedded devices. Virtio is based in Campbell, California, in the U.S.A with development centers at Campbell and the Alba Centre, Livingston, Scotland. Additional information about Virtio is available at

About SDC Systems Limited
SDC Systems is focused on identifying and supplying key niche technologies and products that bring real value to embedded systems developers. These products are sourced globally and supplied to the UK and Ireland markets, backed by high quality local technical support. The key issue that all developers face is how to bring new highly desirable, high quality, yet cost-effective products to market in the shortest time possible. These requirements are intensified in today's difficult market conditions and the products and solutions offered by SDC Systems are targeted to address these needs.

Virtio is a trademark of Virtio Corp.

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