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Aonix Joins Eclipse to Provide Customers a Common Platform; Product Road Map Charts Integration of Eclipse Plug-Ins
[June 10, 2004]

Aonix Joins Eclipse to Provide Customers a Common Platform; Product Road Map Charts Integration of Eclipse Plug-Ins

SAN DIEGO & PARIS --(Business Wire)-- June 10, 2004 -- Aonix(R), an independent global company delivering complete solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, has joined Eclipse, a community committed to the implementation of an universal platform for tools integration. In addition to porting its Ada95, PERC(R) and Ameos(TM) tool suites to the Eclipse platform, Aonix plans to deliver an Eclipse-based IDE targeted to developers of mission- and safety-critical solutions.

"The direction of the Eclipse Platform complements our strategy of delivering common platforms that enable embedded developers to mix tools and secure former and future development through interoperable technologies," noted Jacques Brygier, vice president of marketing at Aonix. "In the mission- and safety-critical market, our customers come from a number of industry sectors, each carrying its own certification standards and specialized tools. Like Eclipse, we have focused on the development of common platforms, particularly with our products based on our SmartKernel(TM) real-time executives family, in which our tools--or the next vendors'--work seamlessly, enabling developers to focus on building applications, not on integrating tools."

"Aonix's support for Eclipse affirms the benefits of a universal platform in delivering mission- and safety-critical tools," noted Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse executive director. "We welcome Aonix into Eclipse and look forward to collaboration and future contributions as they extend the Eclipse Platform into their offerings and industry segment."

Aonix already offers different levels of Eclipse integration with its PERC and Ameos products. In the near future, Aonix will integrate its Ada 95-based development environment and the first version of the SmartKernel product family. The Eclipse-based IDE common to all Aonix products is under development and a beta copy will be released in the second half of the year.

About Eclipse

Eclipse has established an open-source eco-system of tools providers and consumers by creating technology and an open universal platform for tools integration. The open-source Eclipse community creates royalty-free technology as a platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool producers can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language, and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including HP-UX(R), Solaris(R), AIX(R), Linux(R), MAC OS X(R), QNX(R) and Windows(R) based systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at

About Aonix(R)

Aonix is a global independent provider of Software Engineering Development Environments with more than 20 years of experience. Our products cover Analysis and Design (Ameos(TM), Software through Pictures(R) and Architecture Component Development(TM)), GUI Design (TeleUSE(R)) and implementation in Ada (ObjectAda(R), AdaWorld(R)), Java(TM) platform support for Embedded Systems (PERC(R), JRAVEN(TM), JRTK(TM)), high-performance and certifiable Real-Time kernels (RAVEN(TM), SmartKernel(TM)) and Software-Testing. As a pioneer in current market trends such as Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA), Real-Time Java and in the development of safety-critical applications Aonix addresses the needs of mission- and safety-critical applications for various industries including Avionics, Space, Defense, Transportation, Telecoms, Automotive, and Industry in general. Professional training, consulting and local technical support guarantees our customers the successful development and deployment of their applications. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to a network of international distributors. For more information, visit

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Such statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of Aonix's industry and competition.

Aonix, Ameos, Software through Pictures, Architecture Component Development, TeleUSE, ObjectAda, AdaWorld, RAVEN, JRAVEN, JRTK, SmartKernel and PERC are registered trademarks and trademarks of Aonix. Java(TM) and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other tradenames and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2004, Aonix, all rights reserved.

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