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September 8, 2011

Green Hills Software Adds Latest Secure Integrated Wi-Fi Solutions to Platform for Secure Wireless D

Support of Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi Radios and Security Supplicant Solutions from Silex Technology America Inc.

BOSTON, MA — September 8, 2011 — Medical Device Connectivity Conference and Exhibition — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded safety- and security-certified software solutions, and Silex Technology America Inc., a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, announced today that Silex’s latest Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi radio modules and security supplicant software offerings now are integrated and available for Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® real-time operating system – the foundation for its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices. These new platform capabilities provide customers a low-risk, low power, rapid time-to-market path via an end-to-end, integrated Wi-Fi reference offering designed with advanced security in mind.

“The critical nature of the information stored on end devices is growing and consumers require advanced security to feel safe about storing credit card, bank account and password information along with other sensitive personal information,” said Dan Mender, vice president business development, Green Hills Software. “By providing a proven, secure and reliable Wi-Fi solution with our Platform for Secure Wireless Devices in combination with its optional FIPS-140-2 embedded cryptographic toolkit, customers can now develop industry leading Wi-Fi-enabled products with tamper-proof security, Wi-Fi compliance and certification.”

“We are pleased to have the largest independent embedded software provider offer our latest Wi-Fi products in conjunction with our Qualcomm Atheros Authorized Design Center-based services,” said Keith Sugawara, vice president, business development, Silex Technology America. “With the exponential growth of internet-connected devices and the unavoidable escalation of cyber crime, the use of our Wi-Fi products in combination with the proven security and reliability of the INTEGRITY operating system architecture is fundamental for combating unintended as well as intentional attacks targeting these devices.”

About the Platform for Secure Wireless Devices

The Green Hills Platform for Secure Wireless Devices is built on the industry’s most secure and reliable separation kernel, INTEGRITY, delivering customers a device foundation that is spoof-proof, hack-proof and crash-proof. It solves the most critical aspects of developing secure wireless products on time and under budget.

The Green Hills Platform for Secure Wireless Devices consists of the following components:

  • Authentication Supplicant Support
    • Full IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi Alliance standards support
    • Comprehensive WLAN client security features
    • Enterprise and personal mode security with WPA/WPA2
    • Dynamic WEP (64/128/152-bit)
    • Supports the full range of 802.1X Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types
    • Supports 802.1X authentication
    • Wi-Fi WPA2-Personal and WPA2-Enterprise certifiable
    • Designed to interoperate with standards-compliant RADIUS servers
  • Updated Wireless Reference Platform
    • INTEGRITY RTOS
    • GHNet™ v2 TCP/IP stack
    • Green Hills SSL/TLS
    • Optional FIPS140-2 Cryptographic Toolkit
    • OpenSSL: Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS
    • Qualcomm Atheros AR6K device driver
    • Silex Wireless Security Supplicant
    • LogicPD Zoom™ AM3517 eXperimenter Kit*
    • Qualcomm Atheros AR6002/3 radio modules by Silex Technology*
    • Hardware purchased separately, directly from manufacturer

Availability

The security supplicant is available today. The updated Wireless Devices Reference Platform is targeted for availability in Q4 2011. Qualcomm Atheros wireless chipset support may be subject to change prior to reference platform release.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

About Silex Technology

Silex Technology America Inc. is a subsidiary of Silex Technology Inc. JASDAQ (6679) a 35-year developer and leading network technology company specializing in network and wireless technology, providing hardware, software, embedded modules and turnkey connectivity products. Silex Technology has regional offices for sales, marketing and development in Japan, United States and Germany. Silex Technology is integrated vertically to support customers from design to production maintaining the highest quality standards. For more information, please visit www.silexamerica.com

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, INTEGRITY and GHNet are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts

Green Hills Software
Barbel French
805-965-6044
bfrench@ghs.com