HCC-Embedded Joins Forces with Express Logic to Provide ThreadX RTOS Support for HCC-Embedded's Family of Fail-Safe File Systems


San Diego, CA and Budapest, Hungary – May 9, 2008

Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), and HCC-Embedded, a leader in storage systems and USB communications, today announced that HCC-Embeddeds extensive family of products is now available for use with Express Logics ThreadX® RTOS.

Express Logics ThreadX RTOS is a popular small-footprint, fast, easy-to-use RTOS for embedded applications. ThreadX supports a very broad variety of microprocessors and microcontrollers from virtually all vendors. The RTOS includes a preemptive real-time scheduler, memory allocation/deallocation, fast interrupt handling, and many other services. ThreadX helps to speed application development and time-to-market with its intuitive API and excellent documentation and support. With more than 500 million ThreadX-powered products deployed, ThreadX is one of the most widely used RTOSes in consumer electronics, medical equipment, industrial automation, wireless networking, and automotive applications.

HCC-Embedded offers a versatile and comprehensive family of file systems and associated products, including translation layers, bootloaders, Windows® drivers and USB stacks. The file system family includes two high-performance FAT12/16/32 systems, one of which is failsafe against power interruptions, as well as a FAT12/16/32 system that is designed for use in minimal environments. Several non-FAT failsafe systems are available. One is for applications in which high-performance is required; the second is a tightly designed system for minimal environments. All of HCC-Embeddeds file system APIs conform to industry standards.

“HCC-Embedded fail-safe file management products provide broad coverage of applications from the smallest to the largest, much like our ThreadX RTOS,” said William E. Lamie, President of Express Logic. “They have become an important and reliable specialist in their domain, and we welcome them to the ever-growing list of ThreadX RTOS partners.”

“Many of our customers, both large and small, have successfully used ThreadX with our file systems,” noted Dave Hughes, managing director of HCC-Embedded. “The combination is ideal from many standpoints, and we are therefore very pleased to provide support for ThreadX to our customers.”

About Express Logic and ThreadX

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with field offices in Redditch, UK, and Hanover and Munich, Germany, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solutions and development tools for deeply embedded applications, including its popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FileX® embedded FAT-compatible file system, the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack, the PEGX™ GUI development kit, the BenchX™ Eclipse-based IDE, and the TraceX™ real-time graphical event trace and analysis tool. All products from Express Logic include full source code and have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit the web site at www.expresslogic.com, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquires to sales@expresslogic.com.

For more information, contact:

John Carbone

VP of Marketing

Express Logic, Inc.

Tel: (858) 613-6640 ext.202

Email: jcarbone@expresslogic.com

Janice Hughes

Hughes Communications, Inc.


(705) 751-9740

Cell: (705) 774-8686

About HCC-Embedded

HCC-Embedded is a leading vendor of storage and communication solutions for embedded systems. The company offers an extensive family of file systems for embedded applications, including failsafe, FAT, and TINY systems, USB software for host and device, flash translation layers, Windows embedded connectivity, and uCDrive development boards. Products run in most environments, with most OSes, processors and peripherals. All HCC-Embedded products are licensed on a royalty-free basis and distributed in full source form.

For more information, contact:

Business Development Manager



646-418-7017 (mobile)