Absoft Announces New Software Development Solutions with Intel Tools for
Apple Computers using Intel Processors

New bundles combine the best Intel and Absoft tools for software developers
giving superior performance, price, reliability, and support on new Apple

San Francisco, CA (January 11, 2006) Today at Apple’s MacWorld Conference,
Absoft Corporation announced plans to offer software development solutions
designed for Apple’s new Intel-based computers. The new software
development solutions extend Absoft’s existing product line for
PowerPC-based systems from Apple. The new developer solutions include tools
from Intel and Absoft optimized specifically for Apple MacBook Pro
computers using Intel Core Duo processors.

The new solutions will combine best-of-breed compilers, debuggers, and
libraries from Intel, Absoft, and third party manufacturers to provide
scientists, engineers, educators, and students with the best possible
development tools on Apple MacBook Pro computers using Intel Core Duo
processors. This will give Apple software developers the best choices for
developing and porting software applications written in Fortran and C/C++.
These tools will be bundled into different configurations depending on
customers=92 exact needs:

Intel components: Fortran, C/C++ Compilers, Math Kernel Library, Integrated
Performance Primitives.

Absoft components: Fortran, C/C++ Compilers, Fx2 Fortran/C/C++ Debugger,
Modules Environment, Integrated Development Environment, Common License
Manager, Spotlight plug-in for Fortran, and Fortran examples and benchmarks.

Software Development Kits (SDKs) for high-performance computing (HPC)
environments will also be offered containing the top-performing Intel and
Absoft components together with numerous third party products also to be
announced soon.

Many of the solutions will include increasingly popular tools such as
Absoft’s market leading Fx2 Debugger and the Absoft Modules Environment,
which helps developers migrate their applications from other platforms,
from 32-bit to 64-bit systems, or from single-core to multi-core

“Absoft continues to build on more than 20 years of serving developers on
Apple computers and we are offering new compilers and debuggers designed
for new Apple systems using Intel processors. These tools are fully
compatible with our existing OS X/Power-PC based products allowing easy
migration between platforms” said Wood Lotz, Absoft chief executive
officer. “We have also partnered with Intel to combine their best
development tools with ours. Combined Absoft/Intel solutions help customers
build, debug, and tune quality applications for maximum performance. Our
focus is on providing the very best solutions possible to Apple customers
using Intel Core Duo processors; that focus allows us to identify the very
best products and combine them into bundles that give customers the best
price/performance possible on the exciting new computers from Apple using
Intel processors.”

“Offering the Intel compilers with the Absoft Fx2 Debugger provides added
value for developers” said James Reinders, Director of Marketing and
Business Development for the Software Products Division at Intel. “Absoft
brings their years of experience forward to benefit Apple developers with
their companion products such as their Fx2 debugger and the Absoft Modules
Environment. Intel and Absoft are working hard to help Apple developers
maximize the power of the new Intel-based Mac platforms.”

The new software tools and solutions bundles will be available through
Absoft and its resellers. Absoft will provide primary technical support for
the Absoft and Intel products. Establishing Absoft as the single point of
contact simplifies customers=92 end-to-end experience from initial purchase
to technical support and maintenance.

The new Absoft and Intel software development solutions for Apple
developers using Intel processors will be made available for free trial in
special beta programs to qualified customers who apply online at:
http://www.absoft.com/freetrialbeta.html and the solutions will be
available for purchase in the second quarter of 2006. Commercial,
government, and academic pricing will be made available when the products
are released. Volume discounts and floating licenses will also be
available. Intel has selected Absoft as the point-of-contact for these
bundled solutions. For additional product information, questions, or to
inquire about pre-ordering, please contact sales@absoft.com or call Absoft
at 248-853-0050.

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About Absoft Corporation
Celebrating 26 years of profitably offering software solutions, Absoft
Corporation (Rochester Hills, Michigan) is a recognized leader in software
development tools for Fortran, C/C++, and high-performance computing on
Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux. Absoft is an active business
partner with major technology companies, with active customers using Absoft
products numbering in the tens of thousands world wide, including
installations at all major national laboratories, research institutions,
universities, and Fortune-100 companies. Absoft products are distributed
globally through more than 200 resellers.