Red Hat Provides Embedded Development Tools for Sanyo Processor

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United States, March 12, 2002

Open Source Leader to Deliver Complex GNUPro Port to SANYO's Embedded Processor

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced a partnership with SANYO to complete a highly complex GNUPro port to SANYO's Xstormy16 processor. GNUPro is recognized as the world's most popular embedded development tools suite.

"We chose Red Hat to build the GNUPro port to our processor because of its extensive knowledge of embedded architectures, prominence in GNU tool development and exceptional technical support," said Susumu Yamada of SANYO. "Our customers appreciate the ubiquitous nature of GNU-based tools, and we look forward to working with Red Hat to provide these benefits."

The architecture on which SANYO's processor is based is designed for memory constrained applications, and SANYO plans to utilize it on home appliances, portable units and audio systems. Red Hat's embedded tools team will draw upon their expertise in porting GNU-based tools in order to develop compiler, debugger and related software development tools for SANYO's architecture. Red Hat will also provide ongoing maintenance support to SANYO.

"Red Hat's team of embedded tools and runtime engineers brings unsurpassed open source and embedded experience to the semiconductor industry," said Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat. "This partnership with SANYO illustrates Red Hat's ability to effectively design development tools for a highly complex architecture."

About GNUPro Tools
GNUPro, recognized as the world's most popular embedded development tools suite, is part of Red Hat's Embedded Linux Developer Suite (ELDS), a collection of tools and runtime technologies that enables the creation, deployment and testing of target software components for devices. Additional information about GNUPro development tools can be found at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/embedded/.

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