Press release

MORPHO TECHNOLOGIES CHOOSES RED HAT TO OFFER OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR RECONFIGURABLE DSP CHIP

Red Hat to Provide Morpho with GNUpro Embedded Development Tool Suite Designed for the m_RISC Platform

Raleigh, NC

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source solutions, today announced that it will supply Morpho Technologies with a GNUPro tool suite compatible with their m_RISC based reconfigurable DSP (rDSP tm) chip. Additionally, Red Hat will provide support services to all Morpho Technologies customers developing embedded applications for the m_RISC based rDSP(tm) platform.



``Red Hat's GNUPro development suite will provide developers using our reconfigurable DSP technology the industry-leading tools they require to create a broad-range of applications specifically optimized for our hardware,'' said Shahriar Sadri, CEO of Morpho Technologies, Inc. ``Additionally our customers will gain the benefit of Red Hat's vast expertise in open source embedded development, and the availability of support services from one of the most respected open source companies in the world.''



Morpho Technologies' rDSP(tm) engine will enable consumers to access numerous multi-media applications such as voice, video, image and baseband processing in a single, handheld device. The availability of Red Hat's GNUPro embedded tool set will give developers the flexibility to design an enormous range of applications tailored expressly to the m_RISC based rDSP(tm) chip, ensuring superior application performance and extremely low power consumption hardware characteristics. Morpho Technologies expects to begin IP licensing of its technology and chip shipments in the 1st quarter of 2002.



``Our port of the GNUPro tool set to the m_RISC platform demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering powerful cross-platform tools for the open source embedded development community,'' said Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat. ``With Morpho Technologies' reconfigurable DSP hardware and Red Hat's GNUPro tool suite and support services, the m_RISC platform will surely propagate a family of cutting edge Post-PC computing appliances.''





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 multiplatfom 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.



Red Hat is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and has offices worldwide. The European heaquarters is based in Guildford, UK. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat, 919-547-0012.



About Morpho Technologies



Morpho Technologies is a leading edge designer of highly flexible, low power reconfigurable DSP processors. Morpho Technologies is headquartered in Irvine, California. For investor inquiries, contact Rakhshan Mazarei at Morpho, (949) 475-0626. http://www.morphotech.com



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