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BSQUARE Corporation

May 12, 2011 16:15 ET

BSQUARE Appoints Mark Whiteside as Vice President, Professional Services

Former IBM Executive to Lead the Rapid Growth of Engineering and Education Services

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected devices, today announced the appointment of Mark Whiteside as vice president, professional services. In this capacity, Whiteside will apply his depth of global executive and industry experience to grow the BSQUARE professional services practice, which includes engineering support and project management enabling the development, integration, deployment and testing of software and solutions for embedded devices as well as education services.

"We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the BSQUARE team. He brings both in-depth consulting and high-tech entrepreneurial expertise that will enable BSQUARE to deliver more value to our customers," said Brian Crowley, chief executive officer for BSQUARE. "Mark's background of demonstrated international management will help to strengthen our global services initiatives and support the growth of BSQUARE as the Company continues to expand the depth of its worldwide reach."

Whiteside was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Vallent Inc., a performance management software provider, which was purchased by IBM. After the acquisition, Whiteside served as a Wireless Services Executive with IBM. His roles at these companies included responsibility for ensuring the satisfaction and retention of the organizations' largest accounts, an effort that involved the integration and refocusing of key support, services and development functions as well as product investment and planning strategies.

Prior to that, Whiteside held a variety of executive positions in global technology companies including Marconi PLC where he was EMEA Vice President Wireless Services. He was also Global Vice President of Services for MSI, General Manager of International Business at Holocentric and Director of Customer Services in Asia Pacific for Sequent Computers.

Whiteside holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from the University of California, San Diego. An active community volunteer and lobbyist focused on educational initiatives, Whiteside received the Golden Eagle Award for Outstanding Volunteer in 2010 for his work to establish a technology school via a voter-approved levy in the Lake Washington School District.

About BSQUARE
BSQUARE is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing production-ready software products, engineering services, solutions and automated testing for smart, connected devices. With deep technical knowledge of mobile and embedded technologies, BSQUARE enables device makers to develop and ship best in class products. Since 1994, BSQUARE has provided satisfied customers with innovative software solutions allowing them to get to market faster with reduced risk and cost. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.

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