Press Release

Unicoi Systems and IAR Systems Form ARM Development Partnership

Unicoi to Bundle Fusion RTOS with IAR EWARM

Generic Unicoi IconSAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – April 22, 2003 – Unicoi Systems, Inc. (formerly DSP OS, Inc.), a leading provider of software solutions to the embedded device market, and IAR Systems, a world leader in embedded software development tools, today announced a partnership in which Unicoi will offer packaged pricing for IAR’s Embedded Workbench for the ARM (EWARM) to developers using the Fusion RTOS. The IAR EWARM seamlessly integrates the IAR C/Embedded C++ compiler, assembler, linker, librarian, debugger, editor and project manager. The upcoming release of the Fusion RTOS will be tightly coupled with the EWARM tool chain, moving Unicoi yet another step closer to providing Fusion developers with a one-stop solution for their embedded software needs.

In addition to the EWARM product line, Unicoi has also agreed to license IAR’s MakeApp graphical development tool. MakeApp will provide developers with a visual workspace for configuring Fusion software components as well as microcontroller specific device drivers.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with IAR,” said Unicoi’s President and CEO Greg Coonley. “IAR’s reputation and success in the embedded software industry is second to none. With this partnership, we will now be able to offer Fusion developers a tightly integrated RTOS/Compiler solution for their ARM development needs.”

“The combination of the Embedded Workbench and Fusion with IAR MakeApp as a front-end configuration tool is nothing short of visionary,” exclaimed Mike Skrtic, IAR Systems’ Tools and Applications Manager. “This is the way that users in the future will expect their tools to work!”

About Unicoi

Unicoi Systems is a leading provider of real-time voice, video and data software and reference designs to embedded device developers and OEMs worldwide. Unicoi is the only company that offers a complete line of continuously improved real-time software standalone, or integrated into full-featured reference design solutions. Unicoi’s solutions are backed by its rapid-response customer support team, and enable developers to reduce project risk, enhance productivity and speed time to market.

Over 200 leading companies rely on Unicoi to power their solutions, including Motorola, Ericsson, Sharp, Nokia, Raytheon, Scientific Atlanta, Canon, HP, Sony, Philips and Thomson. Unicoi’s fully integrated solutions include the Fusion Networking Product suite of embedded protocols such as Fusion TCP/IP, the world’s most widely deployed networking stack, SNMP, RTP, RTSP and SIP; the Fusion RTOS; the Fusion Web Product Suite of XML tools and the fully featured WebPilot embedded web browser; the Fusion Security Suite, including HTTPS Client/Server, secure SOAP and IKEv2, and Unicoi’s IP Phone and IP Gateway Reference Designs. Unicoi’s key technology partners include Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE:ADI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL). Founded in 2002, Unicoi Systems is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit, e-mail or call +1-678-208-2250 extension 302.

About IAR Systems

By focusing on the embedded systems industry, IAR Systems has reached the position of leading supplier of software development tools for embedded microcontrollers. Since the company was founded in 1983, IAR has worked in close cooperation with the world’s major chip manufacturers to develop a wide range of programming tools supporting a large number of chip architectures. The tools today consist of highly efficient C and EC++ compilers in the IAR Embedded Workbench™ development environment, the device driver wizard IAR MakeApp for graphical configuration and initialization of the chip and creation of complete device drivers, and the IAR visualSTATE® graphic programming tool with a patented technology to generate validated and small production-ready code. IAR Systems also provides a total solution for Bluetooth™ protocol stacks and applications, from development of Bluetooth devices to qualification, using IAR PreQual™. IAR Design Services injects engineering expertise and experience into embedded system projects. It contributes to IAR’s mission to reduce the development time for embedded systems and accelerate time-to-market. IAR Systems has offices in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. More information is available at

IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR C-SPY, IAR MakeApp, IAR visualSTATE and IAR PreQual are trademarks owned by IAR Systems. The BLUETOOTH trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,U.S.A. and licensed to IAR Systems AB. All other products are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.


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