MQX Embedded Selects SDC to Distribute MQX RTOS and MetaWare Tools

5/26/2005 - In a move designed to expand its market share of a key segment of the embedded software industry, MQX Embedded, a division of ARC International (LSE: ARK), announced that it has signed a key agreement with SDC Systems Ltd, a leading distribution company in the UK. SDC Systems Ltd. complements MQX Embedded’s European sales and marketing teams, and extends the reach and appeal of its MQX real-time operating systems and MetaWare® development tools to companies developing embedded products throughout the UK and Ireland.

Stuart Parker, Managing Director of SDC Systems, stated, "Our mission at SDC is to provide the technology and expertise that will really make a difference in our customers’ projects by offering them products that offer significant performance and time-to-market advantages. Our partnership with MQX Embedded is a significant enhancement to our portfolio, enabling us to offer leading RTOS, software development tools and communications software solutions."

“I am delighted to sign SDC Systems as our representatives for the UK and Ireland. Their experience in the embedded industry along with an excellent customer-oriented team will help us to significantly increase our brand awareness and market share in the UK and Ireland,” said Craig Slayter, vice president and general manager for MQX Embedded.

About MQX Embedded
MQX Embedded is a business of ARC International, focused on the software needs of embedded system developers for ARC-BasedTM and non-ARC 32-bit microprocessor and DSP architectures. MQX EmbeddedTM state-of-the-art technology includes the widely used MetaWare® software development tools and the MQXTM RTOS, as well as networking and other software platforms, for more than one hundred leading companies worldwide. To date, MQX Embedded’s technology has helped power thousands of products that are shipping to markets including the aerospace, financial, construction, industrial, medical and semiconductor industries. For more information, visit

About SDC Systems Ltd.
SDC Systems Ltd is a leading European distributor of Embedded Development software, tools and hardware. Focused on innovative and leading edge technology, SDC strives to provide "technology that makes a difference", technology that will positively impact the development process and the quality and functionality of the final product. With many years experience and talented engineering support, SDC Systems works closely with their clients to provide an important source of embedded expertise and products.

ARC, the ARC logo, MQX, MQX Embedded, MetaWare and ARC-Based are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARC International.

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