October 21, 2002

LynuxWorks Announces Support of Carrier-Grade Linu

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 21, 2002 â LynuxWorks™, Inc., today announced support for the specifications of the Open Source Development Labâs Carrier-Grade Linux specification (CGL) v1.0. LynuxWorks also announced plans to integrate the feature set of CGL v1.0 into next-generation versions of LynuxWorksâ embedded Linux operating system, BlueCat
Linux, in early 2003.

With support of the CGL specifications, BlueCat will become a key tool for communications service providers addressing new challenges in network architecture, bandwidth, security, and performance. BlueCat is an enhanced implementation of the Linux model, packaging the flexibility and cost benefits of open-source software with the stable construction of a commercial-grade embedded operating system. The result is a dependable product from an ISO 9001-certified company, with a comprehensive set of commercial-quality tools and board-support packages that will allow developers to deploy Linux into virtually any embedded environment.

"With enhanced communications services and rich voice and data applications more in demand than ever, our telecommunications customers are looking to LynuxWorks for a carrier-grade OS that offers unsurpassed high-availability, security and performance," said Greg Rose, director of product management at LynuxWorks. "By supporting Carrier Grade Linux, we are continuing our long-term commitment to provide the most robust open source software that will best serve developers in our key target markets."

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the worldâs most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorksâ headquarters are located in San Jose, California. The companyâs products include the open-source BlueCatâ
Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World class companies use LynuxWorksâ products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and Xerox. For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com.

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LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

For more information contact:

Linda Nixon, LynuxWorks Inc.

408-979-4399

lnixon@lnxw.com

John Reseberg, Benjamin|Weber Shandwick

415-354-8374

jreseburg@webershandwick.com

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