eSOL and ARM Extend Strategic Partnership to Offer Superior Embedded Development Solutions
--- ARM joins eSOL's eCROS Partner Program to cooperatively enhance their multicore-related technology portfolio ---

Tokyo, Japan. October 7, 2009 - eSOL Co., Ltd., a leading developer of real time embedded software solutions, announced today that ARM has joined the eCROS Partner Program to further enhance the development of ARM processor-based applications and products using eSOL's T-Kernel/µITRON-based embedded software platform. eCROS is an integrated software solutions platform and consists of RTOS, IDE, middleware, and applications, and includes both home-grown and third-party solutions. Use of eCROS is best suited to advanced top-of-the-line products, especially in-vehicle navigation and infotainment systems, and consumer electronics with digital and/or video imaging technologies. The eCROS Partner Program is designed to thoroughly support the members' embedded systems development in cooperation with multiple levels of partners. eSOL and its partners work together to ensure that the solutions developed in the partnership program are seamlessly integrated, and bring more value to the members by shortening the time to market, increasing development productivity, and reducing overall development costs. In this strategic partnership, eSOL and ARM will mainly focus their efforts on multi-core solutions.

Ever since eSOL formed the partnership with ARM, followed by joining the ARM Connected Community, eSOL and ARM have worked and cooperated on many projects and programs in every aspect of engineering, sales, and marketing. In those years, eSOL has constantly supported ARM processor families, including the ARM7™, the ARM9™, and the ARM 11™ processor families, the ARM11 MPCore™ multicore processor, and is planning support for the Cortex™-A9 MPCore processor. eSOL also sublicenses RealView® Compilation Tools by bundling them with eBinder®, eSOL's flagship integrated development environment, as the core product in the eCROS Platform.

"We welcome ARM to the eCROS Partner Program," said Nobuyuki Ueyama, the Executive Vice President of eSOL Co., Ltd. "There is no doubt that this partnership will serve as a strategic foundation on which eSOL and ARM together will strive to take multicore technology to a higher level."

"We are very pleased to become a member of the eCROS Partner Program." says Mark Onions, director of marketing System Design Division, ARM. "This partnership enables us to enhance our existing multicore solutions for leading-edge consumer electronics by leveraging both ARM's and eSOL's extensive software technologies."

About the eCROS Partner Program
The eCROS Partner Program is an alliance project to proactively support the program members in developing their eCROS-compatible products, and to create mutual cooperation between the partners in development, sales, and product promotion. The goal of this program is to support eCROS users in their embedded systems development, by providing eSOL's wide range of high-quality embedded products.
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About the ARM Connected Community
The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions. Visitors to the ARM Connected Community
have the ability to contact members directly through the website.

About eSOL
eSOL is a leading embedded software developer that enables customers to accelerate development of applications based on high-end embedded processors including multi-core. Our advanced, scalable, multi-profiled real-time operating systems are tightly integrated with development tools and middleware components to create flexible development platforms used by OEMs and ODMs worldwide in competitive vertical markets such as automotive, consumer electronics, industrial and medical equipment and aerospace. Founded in 1975, eSOL is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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About the eCROS Integrated Platform
The eCROS integrated platform is built upon eSOL' scalable eT-Kernel and PrKERNELv4 RTOSes, which are tightly integrated with the eBinder IDE and a wide selection of middleware components. eCROS helps OEMs and ODMs to quickly create flexible development platforms for their software product lines and enables them to improve time to market, cost, productivity, quality and other business drivers. Our eT-Kernel RTOSes based on the T-Kernel open source real-time operating system have been highly enhanced and optimized by eSOL and are available in multiple profiles ranging from basic eT-Kernel/Compact to enhanced eT-Kernel/Extended and eT-Kernel/POSIX, and even multi-core capable eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition and, most recently, with Memory Partitioning Option to support various application requirements.

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ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; ARM Germany GmbH;
and ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
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