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Renesas Electronics America Awards Express Logic Platinum Partner Status

Renesas Electronics America, a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, is pleased to announce it has awarded Express Logic Platinum status for the Americas in the company’s Alliance Partner Program. Platinum status is given in recognition of the high value Express Logic brings to Renesas customers through its fully integrated software platform for embedded system development that enables the creation and deployment of exciting new products not only in the Americas, but throughout the world.

The Renesas Alliance Partner Program consists of more than 800 companies that complement a customer’s in-house design and development expertise with additional design consultants, software partners, programming houses, tool vendors and manufacturing companies that all team to speed time to market. Only an elite group of partners are recognized by Renesas for platinum status.

“Renesas welcomes Express Logic to its select group of platinum partners,” says Ritesh Tyagi, vice president of marketing for Renesas Electronics America. “We have long recognized the benefit of providing our customers with comprehensive software solutions for their embedded system designs. Express Logic has billions of successful ThreadX RTOS deployments, certification for safety-critical applications, and a broad portfolio of stacks and libraries supporting our microcontroller families. The combination of Renesas and Express Logic gives our customers a competitive advantage through more productive product design and faster market entry.”

The strength of the Renesas/Express Logic relationship is currently showcased in the RZ Express program. The RZ Express program includes high-performance microprocessors (MPUs), easy-to-use real-time operating system (RTOS), and comprehensive middleware solutions ideal for high-resolution displays used in the design of human-machine interface (HMI) applications. Embedded designers developing a commercial application with any Renesas RZ/A1 high-performance MPU now have the opportunity to obtain a valuable single-product license for Express Logic’s ThreadX® RTOS at no cost. This includes any Express Logic middleware components required to complete the application—NetX™, USBX™, FileX®, and GUIX™. Additionally, free software support and maintenance is provided for 90 days.

John Carbone, vice president of marketing at Express Logic, comments, "We are honored and delighted to be awarded platinum status by Renesas Electronics America. It’s great validation of the value our products bring to the embedded design industry, and the benefit customers can receive from the combination of Express Logic’s high-quality software and the powerful Renesas processors it supports. With platinum partner recognition, we look forward to extending our proven solutions to even more developers in North and South America.”

About Express Logic

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solution for deeply embedded applications, including the popular ThreadXR RTOS, the high-performance NetXT and NetX Duo™ TCP/IP stacks, the FileXR embedded FAT-compatible file system, the USBXT Host/Device USB protocol stack, and the GUIXT graphical user interface development toolkit.

Most products from Express Logic include full source code and all have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit the Web site at www.rtos.com, call 1-858-613-6640, or e-mail inquiries to [email protected].

About the RZ Express Program

Renesas and Express Logic team to bring embedded developers the RZ Express promotion. This is an opportunity for qualified production customers of the Renesas RZ/A1 MPUs to apply for a single product license of Express Logic ThreadX® real-time operating system (RTOS) and middleware stack at no cost. Embedded designers accepted into the RZ Express program will also enjoy free software support from Express Logic for 90 days. Using the Express Logic RTOS and middleware, including GUIX, enables designers to quickly and effectively build differentiated HMI solutions on top of the Renesas RZ/A1 hardware platform.

The RZ Express program runs for a limited time. For more details on the program visit: http://am.renesas.com/products/mpumcu/promotions/rzexpress/index.jsp?campaign=top_rzexpress

About Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Renesas Electronics America, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions, and a broad range of analog and power devices.

More information about the products offered by Renesas Electronics America can be found at http://am.renesas.com/.

For additional information, follow Renesas Electronics America at @RenesasAmerica on Twitter and http://www.facebook.com/RenesasAmerica.

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