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Klocwork expands presence in automotive sector with its unique combination of MISRA and critical defect detection

BURLINGTON, Mass. — May 25, 2010 — Klocwork, Inc., the global leader in automated source code analysis solutions for improving developer productivity, today announced that ACTIA, a major player in vehicle electronics and diagnostics, has selected Klocwork to help ensure the quality and reliability of its software-driven automotive solutions. ACTIA will deploy Klocwork Insight static analysis to provide automatic detection of critical defects in its C, C++ and Java code and to enable compliance with the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) coding standards.

As a designer and manufacturer of diagnostics and onboard systems for the automotive industry, ACTIA has set high standards for its software engineering practices. Looking to improve upon its existing quality-focused processes, ACTIA decided to add static code analysis to its standard development practice. After a thorough evaluation supported by Klocwork’s European partner Emenda, it was a combination of Klocwork Insight’s critical defect detection, support for MISRA, and its integration with Microsoft Visual Studio that lead to its selection.

"We were impressed by the quality of defects Klocwork Insight found, how quickly it found them, and how easily we were able to integrate the solution at the developer desktop," says Christian Desmoulins, CEO, ACTIA. "We believe Klocwork will play an important role in helping ACTIA continue to produce high-quality, fault-free products."

"Thanks to heightened media coverage related to vehicle quality and safety concerns, the prevalence and increasing complexity of software used in the automotive industry has really come to light of late," says Mike Laginski, CEO, Klocwork. "ACTIA recognizes the value that static analysis brings to ensuring that all automotive software is of the highest quality possible and we are pleased to be able to support their efforts."

About ACTIA

Since it was founded in 1986, the ACTIA Group has become a major player in its core business sector: electronic systems design, manufacture and diagnostics for vehicles. Operating in fifteen countries, ACTIA® now has nearly 2,500 staff worldwide and offers its customers, the big, international vehicle makers, proficiency based on solid commitments: Innovation & Quality at all stages of development and production.

About Emenda

With four offices throughout Europe (UK, Germany, Switzerland, France) and China (Nanjing), Emenda provides software development and software testing consultancy and tools to customers worldwide. Our goal is to help implement rigorous testing strategies that improve the quality of software produced and minimize the risk of software defects escaping into the field. Emenda specialize in the development and testing of safety critical, business critical or high integrity software systems. Using the latest tools and techniques, our consultants work with our customers to develop automated, in-process testing solutions. From a wealth of experience, we can also provide your organization with accurate and independent advice on which tools and processes will best suit your company’s needs.

Contact Emenda for more information at www.emenda.eu or info@emenda.eu.

About Klocwork

Klocwork helps developers create more secure and reliable software. Our tools analyze source code on-the-fly, simplify peer code reviews, and extend the life of complex software. Over 1000 customers, including the biggest brands in the mobile device, consumer electronics, medical technologies, telecom, military and aerospace sectors, have made Klocwork part of their software development process. Thousands of software developers, architects, and development managers rely on our tools everyday to improve their productivity while creating better software.

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press@klocwork.com

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