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Express Logicís ThreadXģ RTOS Deployments Soar to Over 450 Million Devices


Volume production in wireless networking, printers, cameras, and mobile devices expands widespread use of ThreadX.

San Jose, CA, April 04, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that product deployments of its popular ThreadX® RTOS now total in excess of 450 million units. Total deployment is the number of manufactured units for all products that incorporate the ThreadX RTOS. Led by HP’s use of ThreadX in their line of ink-jet and All-In-One printers, and the use of ThreadX in millions of wireless networking SoCs, ThreadX has consistently ranked among the most widely deployed operating systems for embedded devices. Express Logic's ThreadX has been used in over 200 million wireless networking SoCs alone, found in a variety of cell phones, PDAs, modems, and other wireless communications equipment worldwide.

“In the past year, ThreadX deployments have accelerated with 150 million units added to our total, largely due to the explosive growth of high-volume Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless networking applications that use ThreadX for RF communications,” commented William E. Lamie, president of Express Logic. “Our actual count may in fact be much higher, since many of our customers do not make such volume shipment figures available.”

ThreadX has been used to power a wide variety of products, from entertaining consumer electronics to life-saving medical devices:
Product Category ThreadX Deployments Representative Customers
Wireless Networking 250,000,000 Broadcom, Intel, Marvell
Ink-Jet Printers 200,000,000 HP, Sharp
Baseboard Management Controllers 25,000,000 Intel, QLogic
Cell Phones 15,000,000 Samsung, Infineon, Datang
Digital TV 12,500,000 Sony, Pioneer, Zoran
Digital Cameras 10,000,000 HP, Pentax, Zoran
DVD Recorders/Players 5,500,000 Toshiba, Sharp, Zoran
Storage Devices 2,700,000 ST, Quantum
DSL/Cable Modems 2,500,000 Conklin
Medical Devices 900,000 Welch-Allyn
Digital Radio 700,000 IBiquity
Space Probes 2 NASA

ThreadX is Express Logic’s small, fast, royalty-free RTOS for demanding real-time applications. Its royalty-free business model makes ThreadX extremely attractive for high-volume devices. Equally important is the ease-of-use that enables ThreadX-powered devices to get to market on time and within budget, leading to high levels of success in the marketplace and the resulting high volumes.

Lamie adds, “These volumes prove the rock-solid reliability of ThreadX. Without this high reliability, such production volume would never be economically achievable. We’re very proud that ThreadX has proven so reliable that so many products have reached high-volume production success.”

Shipping and Availability
ThreadX is available now for most popular 32-bit mocroprocessors, including ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, ARM Cortex M3/R4, Freescale ColdFire, PowerPC, MIPS32 4kx, 24kx, 34kx, Analog Devices Blackfin, and processors from ARC, Xilinx, Altera, Atmel, AMCC, OKI, Cirrus, Tensilica, and IBM. Prices start at $12,500 for a royalty-free license.

About Express Logic
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solution for deeply embedded applications, including the popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FileX® embedded MS-DOS compatible file system, and the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack. All products from Express Logic include full source-code and have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit www.expresslogic.com, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquires to sales@expresslogic.com.

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ThreadX and FileX are registered trademarks, and NetX, CANX, USBX, preemption-threshold, picokernel, UDP fast path technology, are trademarks of Express Logic, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.
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John Carbone
858 613-6640
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