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LynuxWorks Adds LynxOS 5.0 Support for Curtiss-Wright Controls SVME/DMV-184 Single Board Computer

New LynxOS 5.0 BSP for Curtiss-Wright Controls' SVME/DMV-184 SBC; Companies Expand Partnership With Enhanced Support/Communications

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - LynuxWorks, a world leader in embedded security software, today announced it has expanded its product support and partnership with Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX and CompactPCI products for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market. In addition to announcing the availability of a new LynxOS 5.0 RTOS (real time operating system) board support package (BSP) for use with Curtiss-Wright Controls' SVME/DMV-184 single board computer (SBC), the two companies also made public an agreement to expand the sharing of information and the creation of development kits and tools. The announcements are expected to help system integrators using LynxOS and Curtiss-Wright Controls SBCs design and deploy systems faster and more effectively.

"LynuxWorks is doing more than tightening our relationship with Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing -- we're enhancing the support both our companies can give to our customers," said Robert Day, LynuxWorks vice president of marketing. "We're also offering a clear migration and support path for current Curtiss-Wright Controls customers who are looking at newer hardware options based on the powerful e600 core, such as Curtiss-Wright Control's VME- or VPX-based boards."

As part of the new partnership agreement, the two companies will be able to better support their customers with coordinated, in-depth advanced knowledge and assistance. System designers using Curtiss-Wright Controls hardware will receive improved access to LynuxWorks BSPs, source code, and device driver sets. The agreement is also intended to improve communication between the two companies, to benefit customer support, for example, by providing increased information on hardware and software designs. Both companies can also evolve their products to match the comparable benefits and strengths of their partner's offerings, guaranteeing optimal integration, efficiency, and operation for customers using the combined platform.

"This partnership makes sense for us and for our customers, especially those with significant investment in Power® Architecture hardware," said Lynn Patterson, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. "One of the reasons that customers choose our boards is because of their stringent requirements for high performance and reliability. Every step that we can take to ensure we deliver on that promise benefits our customers, and this partnership is definitely a step in the right direction."

New LynxOS BSP for Curtiss-Wright Controls' SBC
The new LynuxWorks' LynxOS 5.0 BSP was developed for use with Curtiss-Wright Controls SVME/DMV-184 SBC. The BSP will speed and simplify the integration of systems based on this board. Key features of LynuxOS 5.0, in addition to support for Symmetric Multi Processing (SMP) and a new GNU toolchain based on gcc 3.4.3 and GDB 6.5, include:
--  Support for up to 2 GB of RAM
--  Ada
--  New POSIX--POSIX 1003.1-2003 PSE 53/54
--  ELF file format
--  NFS v2/v4
About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, visit www.cwcembedded.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit www.lynuxworks.com.

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:
Kirsten Long
LynuxWorks, Inc.

Francisca Llamas
Weber Shandwick

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