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Express Logic Celebrates 15th Anniversary with 1.25 Billion THREADX Deployments

Design West, ESC Summit, San Jose, CA (March 26, 2012)

Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free, real-time operating systems (RTOS), celebrates 15 years of successful RTOS business with record product license sales and more than 1.25 billion THREADX®-based product deployments. Led by Broadcom’s and Marvell’s use of THREADX in wireless networking SoCs, and HP’s use of THREADX in its market-leading line of inkjet and all-in-one printers, THREADX consistently ranks among the most widely deployed operating systems for mobile and embedded devices.

THREADX powers a wide variety of products from consumer entertainment electronics to lifesaving medical devices:

Product Category

THREADX Deployments

Representative Customers

Wireless Connectivity750,000,000Broadcom, Intel, Marvell
Inkjet Printers375,000,000HP, Sharp
Baseboard Management Controllers50,000,000Intel, QLogic
Cell Phones30,000,000Samsung, Infineon, Leadcore
Digital TV16,000,000Sony, Pioneer, Zoran
Digital Cameras15,000,000HP, Pentax, Zoran
DVD Recorders/Players7,000,000Toshiba, Sharp, Zoran
Storage Devices3,500,000ST, Quantum
DSL/Cable Modems3,100,000Conklin
Medical Devices2,000,000Welch-Allyn
Digital Radio1,000,000IBiquity
Space Probes2NASA

The success of 2012 is clear evidence of the continuing popularity of THREADX. When customer projects, delayed during the depths of the worldwide recession, finally moved ahead, THREADX was the obvious RTOS choice, helping Express Logic to achieve record sales in 2011.

Anticipating continued worldwide economic recovery in 2012 and beyond, Express Logic has expanded its engineering team with a product development group in Shanghai, China. The Shanghai team specializes in networking and device drivers, giving Express Logic an extremely talented group of developers who will play a significant role in future product development and overall growth. With connectivity playing a broader role in embedded systems, the ability to tailor networking products and their performance strategically positions Express Logic ahead of the competition. This team’s outstanding success, showing near-wire speed for TCP/IP network throughput on an STM32 Cortex-M3 processor, will also be announced at Design West.

To better assist developers in using THREADX and NETX in new product designs in medical, industrial, and consumer electronics, Express Logic has amassed nearly 100 free demo downloads for quick-start evaluation and development. These demos support today’s most popular 32-bit processor architectures, including the ARM Cortex-M3 and M4, as well as platforms from AMD, ADI, Altera, ARC, Microchip, MIPS, Renesas, Tensilica, and Xilinx.

“Developers battle with exceedingly tight time-to-market cycles and resource constraints,” confirmed William E. Lamie, President of Express Logic. “THREADX’s ease of use is extended by the availability of free, ready-to-use demo downloads that ensure developers consistently gain the best design outcomes. These strengths, along with royalty-free licensing and outstanding performance, have contributed to THREADX gaining widespread adoption throughout the entire embedded systems market.”

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