SOURCE: Green Hills Software, Inc.

August 11, 2008 08:00 ET

AMCC Uses Green Hills Software to Accelerate 3ware RAID Controller Design

Comprehensive RTOS and Development Tools Solution Speed Time to Market

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that Applied Micro Circuits Corporation's 3ware® storage division (NASDAQ: AMCC) uses Green Hills Software's real-time operating systems and development tools in its 3ware 9690SA SAS/SATA high performance RAID controllers.

"Over our many years of partnership, Green Hills Software's solutions have played a key role in improving our time to market by reducing our RAID firmware development cycles," commented Christophe Therene, director of firmware engineering, AMCC. "Although we considered offerings from many other vendors, we selected Green Hills Software for its world-class debugging capabilities, its broad solution offerings, and the performance and scalability of its RTOS products. Other key ingredients include Green Hills' robust and efficient C++ compiler and flexible pre-silicon virtual prototyping environment. Green Hills' broad, always-improving product offering and knowledgeable and responsive technical support keep our design teams very satisfied."

"AMCC has broad scalability requirements across different processors and footprints, the absolute reliability requirements expected of RAID devices, stringent development and production cost pressures, and demanding time to market goals," commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. "By taking maximum advantage of Green Hills Software's industry leading technology portfolio, AMCC is maximizing its return on investment in engineers and product development."

About the 3ware 9690SA SAS Controller

AMCC builds on established 3ware SATA RAID leadership to introduce the 3ware 9690SA SAS controller, the new standard in Serial Attached SCSI RAID. As SATA and SAS technologies converge, users look to 3ware SATA for price and performance and to SAS for SAS/SATA connectivity with expansion up to 128 devices. The 3ware 9690SA delivers accelerated SAS performance and the flexibility of internal and external connectivity. As SAS makes inroads into the SCSI market, users will look to SAS to provide expanded connectivity and greater scalability and to the 3ware 9690SA for peace of mind.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, IPv6-ready TCP/IP networking stacks, GateD® Layer 3 routing, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine™ tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at

About AMCC

AMCC provides leadership semiconductor solutions to process, transport, and store digital information for the world's wired and wireless networks. As a leading supplier of SAS and SATA RAID controllers with world-class expertise in SONET and Ethernet protocol processing, PHY technology, Power Architecture® based processors, and storage processors, our products are the foundation of the IP Communications Revolution. AMCC's 3ware SAS and SATA RAID controllers deliver cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers worldwide in applications like disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage, network attached storage (NAS), video, and high-performance computing. For further information regarding AMCC please visit our website at or

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