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CONTACT: Janice Hughes                                    CONTACT: John Carbone
Hughes Communications, Inc.                               Vice President of Marketing
janice@hughescom.net                                      jcarbone@expresslogic.com
(705) 751-9740                                            (858) 613-6640, Ext. 202
Cell: (705) 774-8686

ESC-Silicon Valley Booth: 1620

          Express Logic Has Record Year As ThreadX® RTOS
               Deployments Soar To Over 500 Million

   Express Logic’s revenues double in 2007, led by surge in use of ThreadX

ESC-Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, April 15, 2008 ― Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide
leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that the total
number of product deployments using its popular ThreadX® RTOS now total in excess of 500
million units. Led by HP’s use of ThreadX in their line of inkjet and All-In-One printers and
Broadcom and Marvel’s use of ThreadX in wireless networking SoCs, ThreadX has consistently
ranked among the most widely deployed operating systems for embedded devices. Thanks to
its royalty-free licensing model, Express Logic's ThreadX has been used in millions of
Bluetooth, WiFi, and baseband radio wireless networking SoCs that target devices such as
smartphones, PDAs, modems, and other wireless communications equipment.


Closely related to the growth in volume deployments of ThreadX, Express Logic’s business has
flourished in the past year, growing by more than 100% in 2007. Over the past 5 years,
Express Logic has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 38%.


“In the past year, we’ve more than doubled our revenue as ThreadX deployments were
accompanied by increases in our networking and USB products as well,” commented William E.
Lamie, president of Express Logic. “Our volume deployment is largely due to the explosive
growth of Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless networking applications that use ThreadX for RF
communications. Our actual count is much higher than the 500 million we’re announcing
today, but we’re making a conservative estimate, since many of our customers do not make
their volume shipment figures available.”




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ThreadX has been used to power a wide variety of products, from entertaining consumer
electronics to life-saving medical devices:
                                              ThreadX
Product Category                              Deployments             Representative Customers
Wireless Networking                           250,000,000             Broadcom, Intel, Marvell
Inkjet Printers                               200,000,000             HP, Sharp
Baseboard Management Controllers               25,000,000             Intel, QLogic
Cell Phones                                    15,000,000             Samsung, Infineon, Datang
Digital TV                                     12,500,000             Sony, Pioneer, Zoran
Digital Cameras                                10,000,000             HP, Pentax, Zoran
DVD Recorders/Players                            5,500,000            Toshiba, Sharp, Zoran
Storage Devices                                  2,700,000            ST, Quantum
DSL/Cable Modems                                 2,500,000            Conklin
Medical Devices                                    900,000            Welch-Allyn
Digital Radio                                      700,000            IBiquity
Space Probes                                               2          NASA


ThreadX is Express Logic’s small-footprint, fast, royalty-free RTOS for demanding real-time
applications. Its royalty-free business model makes ThreadX extremely attractive for high-
volume devices. Equally important is the ease-of-use that enables ThreadX-powered devices
to get to market on time and within budget, leading to high levels of success in the
marketplace and the resulting high volumes.


Lamie adds, “These deployment volumes illustrate the rock-solid reliability of ThreadX.
Without bullet-proof high reliability, such production volume would never be economically
achievable. We’re very proud that ThreadX has proven so reliable that many of our customers’
products have reached high-volume production success.”


Shipping and Availability
ThreadX and USBX are available in full source code form, royalty free, at license prices starting
at $12,500.

About Express Logic
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with field offices in Redditch, UK, and Hanover and Munich, Germany,
Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solutions and development tools for deeply embedded
applications, including its popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FileX®
embedded FAT-compatible file system, the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack, the PEGX™ GUI
development kit, the BenchX™ Eclipse-based IDE, and the TraceX™ real-time graphical event trace and
analysis tool. All products from Express Logic include full source-code and have no run-time royalties. For
more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit www.expresslogic.com, call 1-888-THREADX, or
email inquires to sales@expresslogic.com.
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     ThreadX and FileX are registered trademarks, and NetX, CANX, USBX, BenchX, TraceX,
preemption-threshold, picokernel, and UDP fast path technology, are trademarks of Express Logic, Inc. All
              other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.




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