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Agreement extends Klocwork leadership in safety critical software market with one of the world’s largest providers of clean wind power

BURLINGTON, Mass. — May 5, 2008 — Klocwork Inc., the proven leader in automated source code analysis solutions for improving software security and quality, today announced that Siemens Wind Power, part of Siemens Energy Sector, has selected Klocwork Insight to be used within its wind turbine control systems development group. With Klocwork, Siemens Wind Power can detect software defects earlier in the development process to reduce costs and ensure system reliability and overall safety.

As one of the largest providers of environmentally friendly wind power with operations in 24 countries, Siemens Wind Power has high availability requirements for the hardware and software systems that make-up its turbine control systems. The risk of a malfunction in the field necessitates innovative approaches to software reliability. To address this requirement, Siemens Wind Power worked with Klocwork’s Scandinavian partner Nohau Solutions AB to conduct a thorough evaluation of various static source code analysis tools before selecting Klocwork based on its ease of use, ability to detect critical bugs, and integration with Siemens Wind Power’s existing environment and development processes.

“Siemens Wind Power is a global leader in innovative and reliable wind power products, much of which is managed by complex software,” said Martin Olesen, Manager, Communication at Siemens Wind Power. “With the growing size and complexity of our code base, we needed a solution to enhance our already rigorous software validation process. Klocwork static source code analysis was easy to configure and setup and will allow us to enhance our software reliability while educating our developers on coding best practices.”

“Klocwork is proud to be the source code analysis tool of choice for Siemens Wind Power,” said Mike Laginski, Klocwork’s chief executive officer. “We continue to demonstrate momentum and success in the safety critical software market and this agreement extends our leadership globally. We look forward to working with Siemens Wind Power as they drive the detection and mitigation of software defects earlier in the software development lifecycle.”

Klocwork Insight is a leading static source code analysis tool for C, C++ and Java, and the only solution with a Connected Desktop Analysis capability that enables developers to run the analysis with full system context right at their desktop, before they check-in their code. Solutions are available in two versions: Klocwork Insight for C/C++ and Java and Klocwork Insight for Java.

About Siemens Wind Power

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30, based on IFRS), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR20 billion and received new orders totaling around EUR28 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.8 billion. The Energy Sector had a work force of 73,500 at the beginning of fiscal 2008. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.

All figures represent the sum of the nonconsolidated figures for the Power Generation and Power Transmission and Distribution Groups and for the Oil, Gas and Marine Solutions Division of the Industrial Solutions and Services Group.

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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