SEOUL, Korea /ALAMEDA Calif. - March 19, 2001 - C&S Technology Inc. (Kosdaq: C&S) and Wind River Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: WIND) today announced that C&S Technology Inc. has become a value-added reseller (VAR) of Wind River products by integrating C&S Technology's Video Chip System with Wind River's pSOSystem® real-time operating system (RTOS). Through this agreement, Wind River and C&S Technology allow customers to develop highly reliable and stable video system applications-including video phones, video conference systems, video internet phones-speeding time-to-market. In related news, Wind River has recently opened a new Korean headquarters in Seoul, Korea, highlighting the importance of a growing Korean embedded market.
Under the terms of this first Korean VAR agreement, C&S Technology will bundle its Video Chip CSV20C10 Processor with Wind River's pSOSystem® RTOS. C&S Technology will also provide its customers with a low-cost target license for Wind River's pSOS+ operating systems as well as a 60-day evaluation copy of the pRISM+ host development tools.
"The video phone market will continue to grow over the coming years and development of reliable video devices will hinge on giving developers the tools they need to be successful," said Seung-mo Seo, president of C&S Technology. "By adding Wind River's pSOSystem real-time operating system, C&S now can offer customers a best-in-class, integrated development solution for competitive video applications."
Curt Schacker, vice president of marketing and corporate development at Wind River added, "Wind River is pleased to be able to expand our value-added reseller program with industry leaders such as C&S Technology. Wind River's breadth and depth of embedded software, including the pSOSystem and pRISM+, and services expertise, combined with the market expertise of C&S in video phone technology, will provide an ideal solution for designers of video phones. We look forward to further strengthening our ties with leading Korean companies including C&S Technology and its customers, such as Ga Ga Telecom, as we reinforce our commitment to enabling next-generation smart devices."
Wind River Grows in Korea
The VAR announcement with C&S Technology coincides with an increase in Wind River's activity in the Korean embedded market. Wind River has had active operations in Korea since early 1996 and last July opened a new central office at the World Trade Center in Seoul, Korea. Some of the estimated 200 Korean customers include Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Electronics, LG Electronics, KETI, ETRI, Hanhwa, ADD and KT.
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is HOW SMART THINGS THINK™. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations in sixteen countries worldwide.
About C&S Technology CO. Inc.
C&S Technology Inc.(Kosdaq) is a leader in developing key multimedia communication semiconductors for the whole communication network including PSTN, LAN and MOBILE. In addition, C&S Technology develops and produces video phones, VoIP phones, web cameras, video internet phones, remote surveillance systems for PSTN multimedia devices using audio processor chips, also developed by C&S Technology. Because of C&S Technology's semiconductor technology, the company can develop video phone devices offering 15 frames per second. For further information, please visit the home page at: http://www.cnstec.com.
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