June 25, 2002

Applied Microsystems enters Embedded linux market

Annette Oevermann writes: Applied Microsystems Corp. (NASDAQ: APMC) announces today its entry into the embedded Linux market with the introduction of its popular CodeTEST for Embedded Linux software test and analysis tool suite. CodeTEST® for Embedded Linux is engineered to support all variations of embedded Linux, especially MontaVista Linux® -- the industry's most widely used Linux development platform for embedded systems.

For the first time, developers and testers will have the ability to conduct highly accurate and comprehensive software performance testing, memory testing, RTOS and source code level execution trace, and code coverage on applications based on an embedded Linux platform.

"Developers worldwide using MontaVista Linux have been asking for tools just like CodeTEST," explains Kevin Morgan, vice president of engineering at MontaVista Software. "CodeTEST allows for hardware tracing of kernel and driver code, allowing you to get profile reports, code coverage analysis, and an excellent code browser that highlights which parts of your code have been executed."

Embedded Linux users can use CodeTEST to improve the speed and efficiency of their applications, prevent crashes due to memory leaks and errors, analyze test effectiveness, and expedite mission-critical system certifications. CodeTEST ACT -? Applied?s Advanced Coverage Tool -? is now also available to embedded Linux developers for the first time, opening up new opportunities for developers in the avionics industry who need "Level A" coverage and who seek to expedite the FAA?s DO-178B tool qualification process.

"Industry studies report over 40 percent of all unplanned downtime in a product development/test cycle is a result of software failures and errors. CodeTEST helps development and test teams save their company valuable time and money by tackling the very causes of these software failures head on and quickly," according to Applied?s General Manager Todd Greenwalt. "CodeTEST, for example, measures over 128,000 real-time function executions at once; pinpoints and calculates the impact of things like algorithmic errors, call-pair distribution and Interrupt Service Routines; conducts point-to-point measurements of the highest possible fidelity; assesses how much CPU functions/tasks consume; and produces user-friendly reports so you can easily identify and analyze issues straight away in your software."

Pricing & Availability

Available immediately, CodeTEST for Embedded Linux is sold as a complete suite or as separate modules for performance, memory, trace, coverage and advanced coverage. For pricing details, contact info@amc.com.

About MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1, one of the most widely used embedded Linux development platforms, includes an impressive array of cross-development tools for system and application code, unparalleled processor and board support, native real-time performance in Linux, and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers, and other run-time components. Earlier this month the prestigious French publication "Electronique," named MontaVista? Linux® Professional Edition 2.1 as the "Best Embedded Tool and Development Solution for 2002." Earlier this year, this product was also named "Best Embedded Linux Solution" at the Linux World and Expo in New York. For more information, please visit http://www.mvista.com/pro/index.html

About Applied Microsystems

Applied Microsystems expedites the development, test and deployment of business- and safety-critical embedded systems. Applied is a leading provider of innovative technologies, such as application and low-level embedded software test, debug, and verification tools.

Using Applied?s tools, engineers test, debug, and verify embedded software found in optical or wireless voice and data communications networks; airborne, medical, and automotive systems; industrial automation, console games, and consumer electronics. Applied?s solutions deliver the visibility, reliability, and credibility required in today?s complex business-critical embedded systems. Applied?s most popular tools include NetROM®, PowerTAP®, CodeTAP®, SuperTAP®, and CodeTEST®.

The company can be reached at P.O. Box 97002, Redmond, WA 98073-9702; by phone at 800-426-3925; or by e-mail at info@amc.com. Visit Applied on the Web at www.amc.com.

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Alice Gannon-McKinley,
Applied Microsystems Corporation,

Particia Colby,
PR Strategy/New Business,
Pacifico, Inc. (for MontaVista),
408.293.8600 ext. 340,


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