RED HAT AND GRAMMAR ENGINE UNVEIL EMBEDDED DEVELOPMENT TOOL RUNNING OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

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United States, April 4, 2001

PromICE.net's Web Server Capabilities and Red Hat's Open Source Solution Enables Network-Based Access to Remote Target Development Hardware

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source solutions, today announced that Grammar Engine, Inc.'s PromICE.net, a memory emulator that allows embedded developers to collaboratively build applications over the Internet, runs on uClinux operating system technology that was implemented by Red Hat. PromICE.net, based on the NetSilicon processor, is an embedded development tool that runs open source software. Its Web server capabilities enable embedded developers to put their target on the Internet and allow co-workers to access it from anywhere in the world for development of applications.


"The incorporation of Red Hat Linux into the memory emulator represents a breakthrough for embedded developers who want to avoid the limitations imposed by proprietary software in their development environment," said Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat. "This is an opportunity for developers to use Linux to add features, options and programs to PromICE.net that are needed for their individual development environments without experiencing the shortcomings of the proprietary model."


"Grammar Engine has chosen to work with Red Hat and use uClinux and support GPL software because of the tremendous opportunities that this offers to embedded developers," said Arvind Rana, CTO of Grammar Engine Inc. "Since our customers are embedded software developers, we understand that they want ultimate control over their development tools. Access to open source code provides us the opportunity to co-develop, with each of our customers, the exact tool they need."


About Red Hat, Inc.


Red Hat is the leader in developing, deploying and managing solutions built on the benefits of an open source platform. These solutions include an open source product platform for devices to mainframes, a complete end-to-end set of Professional Services, and the Red Hat Network as the Internet-based backbone for deployment and management of the products and services. Red Hat?s open source platform includes the award-winning Red Hat Linux operating system platform, the Interchange e-Commerce platform, Stronghold Secure Web Server, Credit Card Verification software, High Availability Server, GNU-based developer toolkit for embedded development and embedded run-time Linux, eCOS and RedBoot solutions.


Red Hat backs up their open source offerings with end-to-end services that include: Red Hat Professional Consulting focused on multiplatform infrastructure and engineering services; Red Hat Engineering services for software development and porting of the operating system and for embedded platforms and devices; Red Hat Enterprise support services for installation services and Web and telephone support and Red Hat Learning services for Linux certification (RHCE) and courses for Apache, Embedded systems, Advanced Developer and e-Commerce. Red Hat Network provides Red Hat?s unique managed services capability to deploy and manage open source products, services, support and management information on-line in real-time to more cost effectively and reliably maintain open source-based solutions.


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About Grammar Engine, Inc.


Since 1985, Grammar Engine has produced embedded development systems based on memory emulation. Its flagship product, PromICE, is used worldwide by thousands of embedded developers in a variety of environments. Grammar Engine continues its commitment to Universal Firmware Development Tools, developing processor independent tools and offering support for the widest range of target connections and host operating system support. Grammar Engine is based in Westerville, Ohio. It can be viewed on the Web at http://www.gei.com.


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