Metrowerks To Acquire Key Assets of Applied Microsystems Corporation

Austin, TX and Redmond, WA - Metrowerks announced September 3 a definitive agreement to acquire select technology assets of Applied Microsystems Corporation (AMC/Applied), a provider of integrated hardware and software tools for programming, testing, and debugging embedded systems.

09/06/2002


Austin, TX and Redmond, WA - Metrowerks announced September 3 a definitive agreement to acquire select technology assets of Applied Microsystems Corporation (AMC/Applied), a provider of integrated hardware and software tools for programming, testing, and debugging embedded systems.

Metrowerks plans to purchase the NetROM, PowerTAP, CodeTAP, SuperTAP, and CodeTEST products, as well as AMC's game development console manufacturing business and DVD emulation technology. The closing of the asset acquisition is subject to a number of conditions, including approval by the shareholders of AMC.

Metrowerks will enhance the 'TAP' and CodeTEST families to add support for new architectures, like Motorola's new PowerQUICC III System-on-Chip Architecture (SoC), which was announced at the Smart Networks Developer Forum in New Orleans earlier this year.

'Metrowerks is always looking for ways to shorten our customers' time-to-market and expand our product offerings,' said Jim Welch, president and ceo, Metrowerks. 'These products fill a critical customer need and enable us to offer an end-to-end solution with tremendous value for our customers and our semiconductor partners alike.'

'Having been a key partner of Applied for many years, Metrowerks is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this technology and continue to improve upon it,' said Steve Verleye, president and ceo, Applied Microsystems. 'Like Metrowerks, we believe that customers will benefit from having a complete integrated solution provided by a single source.'

'Metrowerks is helping us shorten our time-to-market and improve our product development cycle,' said Carl McGrath, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's digital consumer gateways business. 'The less time that we spend integrating all of the various tools components needed in our development cycle, the faster we get our products to market.'

The AMC CodeTEST product line, with its patented instrumentation technology, provides software analysis and verification tool suites.

The AMC 'TAP' family of microprocessor emulation products enables in-circuit debugging during the early phases of embedded designs; such as board bring-up, BSP and device driver development.

CodeWarrior products featuring AMC technology are available today.


Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
gmintchell@reedbusiness.com





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