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Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178B Selected for Aviation Week 2005 Product Breakthrough Award

SANTA BARBARA, CA—November 16, 2005— Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in operating systems and development tools for safe and secure systems, today announced that Aviation Week & Space Technology has selected Green Hills Software as one of only five 2005 Product Breakthrough award winners. The Green Hills Software Real-Time Operating System INTEGRITY-178B was chosen for this award due to its leadership position as a time and memory partitioned safety-critical operating system.

"Safety and reliability are paramount when it comes to the operating system used in an avionics application," said Dan O'Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. "In addition, security is now quickly emerging as a key requirement, particularly in ground-controlled applications such as UAVs. We are pleased that Aviation Week selected Green Hills Software for the Technology Innovation Award honoring our accomplishments in developing industry-leading safety and security technology."

INTEGRITY-178B is used in FAA approved equipment requiring compliance to the DO-178B standard's level A objectives, the standard's highest level. It has been selected for multiple systems on board the new Boeing 787 aircraft, including the flight control and navigation systems being developed by Honeywell, the surveillance system being developed by Rockwell Collins, and the vibration and health monitoring systems developed by the Digital System Sciences (DSS) Group of Vibro-Meter and used on both the GE and Rolls Royce jet engines.

The Boeing 787 joins a growing list of current and next-generation aircraft for which the INTEGRITY operating system has been selected, including the Airbus A380, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F/A-22, Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-16, Airbus A400M military transport, Boeing C-17, Boeing B-1B, Boeing B-52, Boeing X-45C Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems and Sikorsky S-92 helicopter.

INTEGRITY-178B is currently undergoing the most stringent security evaluation ever attempted by an operating system under the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation standard (ISO 15408). It is being evaluated for conformance to the Separation Kernel Protection Profile (SKPP) in Environments Requiring High Robustness, the most demanding Protection Profile currently defined. The evaluation is being performed for Evaluation Assurance Level 6 augmented, or EAL6+. On the seven-level EAL scale, no operating system has previously been certified beyond EAL5.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and Device Software Optimization (DSO) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS, velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine™ debugger offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

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