Intel Promotes Ardence to Affiliate Membership in Communications Alliance

Ardence, a Citrix company (Nasdaq: CTXS) and a leader in developing software platforms for the on-demand world, announced that Intel(R) has awarded Ardence with Affiliate membership status within the Intel(R) Communications Alliance. The Intel(R) Communications Alliance is a community of communications and embedded developers, and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions on Intel(R) technologies.

Ardence’s software solutions deliver control to embedded systems by enhancing performance, reliability, security, supportability and manageability. Ardence-powered embedded systems leverage standards-based Intel Architecture, such as Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor and Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processors, as well as Microsoft Windows operating systems.

“The enhanced access to Intel(R) staff and resources allows us to accelerate product development and ensure that our customers can deploy fully optimized systems with minimized development time,” said Stephen Woodard, vice president, product line executive, embedded systems for Ardence. “Tools such as our in-house Intel(R) virtualization lab enable us to develop best practices for system development, which adds out-of-the-box value to our customers working on new designs.”

Although Intel and Ardence have been technology partners for many years (Ardence was already an Associate level member of the Intel(R) Software Partner Program), the upgrade to Affiliate Level Membership in the Intel(R) Communications Alliance is a result of ongoing collaboration to advance the potential of cutting edge technology such as Intel(R) Virtualization Technology – hardware-based enhancement to traditional software-based virtualization solutions.

About Ardence, a Citrix Company
Ardence, a Citrix Company, develops software platforms for the on-demand world. The Ardence Software-Streaming Platform increases IT agility by delivering operating systems and applications on-demand from the network to desktops, servers and devices. The Ardence Embedded OEM Development Platform delivers market-leading operating system control capabilities that enable OEMs to increase system performance and manageability.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion.

About the Intel(R) Communications Alliance
The Intel Communications Alliance is a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers who share a common vision on the convergence of computing technologies. The member companies within the Alliance are committed to the development of modular, standards based building blocks, platforms, and solutions based on Intel technologies, processors, products, and services. The availability of these standards-based modular building blocks and solutions offer the market greater choice, faster time to profit, and the opportunity to innovate using modular building blocks from multiple levels of integration – silicon, software, boards and complete systems.

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