SOURCE: LynuxWorks

July 05, 2005 08:00 ET

LynuxWorks Appoints 25-Year Embedded Systems Industry Expert to Lead Business Development in Military and Aerospace Market

Steve Blackman Joins to Expand LynuxWorks' Successful Implementation of Its Military and Aerospace Business Strategy

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 5, 2005 -- LynuxWorks™ Inc. today appointed Steve Blackman to director of business development for the company's military and aerospace market segment.

Mr. Blackman joins LynuxWorks with more than 25 years of embedded systems experience within the military and aerospace markets. In his new role, he will be responsible for business development, strategic partnerships, product strategy and developing the company's overall future vision in the aerospace and defense markets. In addition, Mr. Blackman will focus on LynuxWorks' involvement and support for both the military's Future Combat Systems program as well as the information assurance solutions program.

Prior to joining LynuxWorks, Mr. Blackman was the senior director of business development for Wind River's aerospace and defense business unit. While in this role for Wind River, Mr. Blackman directed the company's entry into the integrated modular avionics market with a COTS-based development platform that supported the safety critical standards of ARINC-653 and DO-178B. Mr. Blackman was also responsible for the development and market introduction of the company's secure RTOS technology.

Prior to his role at Wind River, Mr. Blackman held various sales and marketing positions at Embedded Support Tools, Applied Microsystems, Mentor Graphics, Honeywell, and Data General.

Mr. Blackman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University and a Master's in management from Boston University.

"I speak on behalf of myself and everyone at LynuxWorks in saying that we are honored and eager to have Steve join our distinguished and highly regarded team," said Dr. Inder Singh, CEO and chairman of LynuxWorks. "We are certain that he will continue the strong momentum we have underway in the military and aerospace market, and open an array of new doors for us."

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a technology leader in the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a founding member of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San José, California. For more information, please visit

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