eSOL's PrKERNELv4 RTOS Supports Faraday's ARM Embedded Processor

Faraday Technology (TAIEX: 3035) announced that its ARM(TM)-compliant embedded CPU is now supported by eSOL’s µITRON 4.0-compliant Real-Time OS (RTOS), PrKERNELv4, for the Japan embedded industry. By partnering with eSOL, a leading embedded software developer, now Faraday has the capability to offer not only a proven µITRON RTOS but also various middleware and driver supports to its Japanese customers. µITRON porting to Faraday’s FA526 (ARMv4-compliant) and FA626TE (ARMv5TE-compliant) will be done by end of Q2 and Q4 2007 respectively.

Faraday is one of a few ARM(TM) ISA licensees and implements its own ARM(TM)-compliant cores, the FA CPU family, with optimized performance and minimized area and power consumption. The FA CPU family is targeting to use in embedded, networking and multimedia SoC designs and has more than 50 ASICs under development or in production. Following earlier partnership agreement with OKI and UMC Japan, Faraday continues its commitment in the Japan market by collaborating with eSOL to deliver µITRON support to its FA CPU family. eSOL has 31 years of experience serving the demanding requirements of the Japan embedded software market and with over 250 employees, it delivers total engineering service from consulting to development, testing and maintenance.

“The µITRON standard is important in the Japan embedded industry. By collaborating with eSOL, we are able to deliver µITRON solutions to our customers and reinforce our commitment to the Japan market,” said Jensen Yen, President of Faraday Technology Japan. “We are excited to leverage eSOL’s expertise in real-time operation systems and are therefore able to provide local service directly to our customers with eSOL’s support.”

The PrKERNEL v4 RTOS from eSOL is a real-time kernel implementing the µITRON 4.0 specifications and has been used by several major microprocessor companies, including ARM and TI. In addition, eSOL provides a complete integrated development environment, and comprehensive middleware such as network protocol stacks, file systems, and USBs.

“We have been looking forward to the cooperation with Faraday. One of the critical requirements for using embedded processors is a robust software ecosystem to develop its product,” said Nobuyuki Ueyama, Executive Vice President of Embedded Products Division at eSOL. “The collaboration of Faraday and eSOL brings the benefit of the FA CPU family to the Japan embedded industry, with a well-supported software platform which shortens customer’s development cycles and accelerates time to market!”

PrKERNELv4 for FA526 (ARMv4-compliant) and FA626TE (ARMv5TE-compliant) will be available in Q2/E and Q4 2007 respectively.

ESEC 2007
May 16-18, 2007
Tokyo Big Sight
Faraday/eSOL Booth No. East 45-28/40-36

About Faraday Technology Corporation
Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC vendor. The company’s broad IP portfolio includes cell libraries, memory compilers, 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs, MPEG-4, H.264, PHYs/Controllers for USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, Serial ATA, PCI Express, etc. With more than 700 employees and 2006 revenue of US$171 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has significant presences worldwide. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China.

About eSOL Co., Ltd.
eSOL is a leading embedded software developer with core technologies in real time operating system suites and integrated development environments for leading 32-/64-bit embedded processors. With many years of participation in a wide range of RTOS standards such as µITRON and T-Kernel, our solutions offer not only proven RTOS suites, but also a rich set of middleware and drivers as well as rugged development tools to support the complex development process for RTOS-based applications. Today, thousands of products from consumer electronics to industrial automation that incorporate our technology are being sold worldwide.