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Award recognizes the most cutting edge product or service for embedded software developers and system engineers

NATICK, Mass. — Sep 23, 2010 — VDC Research, the market intelligence and strategy consulting firm for the embedded community, named Klocwork the winner of their annual best in show Embeddy software award at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston, Massachusetts. The company also granted a hardware award at the show.

Klocwork was presented with the software award for enhancements made to their static analysis engine, Klocwork Truepath™, which now provides capabilities that help embedded software engineers address the challenges associated with multicore and multiprocessor software development.

"Klocwork is bringing a tool to market that not only identifies concurrency defects arising when running parallel processes, but also provides insight into potential endian incompatibility issues arriving when engineering teams attempt to port existing software assets to new hardware architectures," said Chris Rommel, Senior Analyst for VDC’s Embedded Software Practice. "These features should become increasingly valuable to the engineering community as more embedded devices integrate new multicore and/or multiprocessor architectures."

"We are honoured to receive this award, which recognizes Klocwork’s commitment to providing the necessary tools to satisfy the evolving needs of software developers," said Todd Landry, Senior Product Manager, Klocwork. "Multicore and multiprocessor devices are also growing in demand, and the enhancements we’ve made recently to our source code analysis tool suite will help address the critical issues developers encounter in these next-generation architectures."

The Embeddy award winners were given an overall rating score of 1 to 5 and were selected based on the following specific criteria: corporate, technological and industry significance and availability. The identification of a VDC Research Embeddy award winner does not constitute an endorsement by VDC Research of any vendor, product or service.

About VDC Research

VDC Research Group (VDC) is a technology market research and strategy consulting firm that advises clients in a number of technology markets including: Automatic Identification and Transaction Automation, Embedded Hardware and Systems, Embedded Software and Tools, Industrial Automation and Control and Mobile and Wireless. Using rigorous primary research and analysis techniques, the firm helps its clients identify, plan for, and capitalize on current and emerging market opportunities. We strive to deliver exceptional value to our clients by leveraging the considerable technical, operational, educational and professional experience of our research and consulting staff. During our nearly four decades of ongoing operation, we have had the pleasure of serving most of the world’s leading technology companies, many high-profile start-ups, and numerous blue-chip early and later stage investors. Our products and services consist of research reports, annual research programs, and custom research and consulting services. Founded in 1971, the firm is located in the Boston area.

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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Klocwork and Klocwork Truepath are registered trademarks of Klocwork Inc in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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