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BE AND METROWERKS ANNOUNCE CLOSER DEVELOPMENT RELATIONSHIP FOR BEOS TOOLS
MENLO PARK, California (March 19, 1998) -- Be, Inc. and Metrowerks, Inc.
announced today that they have renewed their existing development
relationship for a further five years and have broadened it to include
tools for the BeOS for Intel product also announced today.
The new agreement covers both PowerPC and Intel Architecture development
tools for the BeOS. Under the agreement, Be will manage the strategic
direction of the CodeWarrior Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for
the BeOS and Metrowerks will concentrate on delivering the best compiler,
linker and library technology for Be Developers.
Marketing, sales and support of the CodeWarrior for BeOS product will be
managed by Be, providing its developers with one-stop shopping for the
operating system and its development tools.
"Metrowerks has been one of Be's best, most loyal and most effective
partners," said Jean-Louis Gasse, Chairman & CEO of Be, Inc. "We're
delighted to extend our relationship to include tools support for the BeOS
for Intel; it gives us the ability to tailor and extend the CodeWarrior IDE
specifically to the needs of our developers."
"The BeOS is one of today's most exciting software products," said Jean
Blanger, Chairman & CEO of Metrowerks, Inc. "Its availability on the Intel
Architecture platform extends its reach to thousands of new developers.
We're proud to provide the CodeWarrior tools that will enable a whole new
class of interactive media applications on the BeOS."
Effective immediately, Be will assume responsibility for supporting
developers using CodeWarrior tools for the BeOS. This support will be
provided by Be's existing Developer Technical Support group, who already
work closely with BeOS developers.
CodeWarrior for BeOS is available for both the PowerPC and Intel
architectures through Be's web site, http://www.be.com. The price for the
combined release is $129.
Be, Inc., founded in 1990 by Jean-Louis Gasse, is a software company
focusing on building new foundations for the next generation of digital
content and media design tools. With a team of industry-leading engineers
and business executives in the United States and Europe, the company is
dedicated to removing the limitations of existing computer architectures
and delivering a new level of price performance. In 1997, Be published the
first public releases of the Be Operating System (BeOS), the core product
of this strategy. Additional information on Be and the BeOS is available
online at http://www.be.com/. Be, Inc. is headquartered in Menlo Park,
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports CodeWarrior
software development solutions for a number of operating systems targeting
the most popular microprocessors. Intended for use for embedded systems or
desktop computers, the cross-platform compilers support C, C++, Java, and
Pascal, and allow programmers to build applications from one unique
Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Metrowerks' CodeWarrior products
are used by more than 100,000 registered users in 75 countries.