Emerson Network Power’s Innovation Partnership Program Advances Industry’s Embedded Computing Ecosystem



Initiative drives partner product interoperability and expands market reach.

Tempe, Ariz [November 12, 2008] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical ContinuityTM, today announced the Innovation Partnership Program for its Embedded Computing business. The new program, comprised of a broad range of collaborative software vendors, suppliers and integrators, expands Emerson Network Power’s portfolio of solutions in multiple embedded computing markets.

Within the program, participating companies work with Emerson to meet customers’ application-specific needs by transforming leading-edge embedded technologies into globally available business solutions. Partner products are tested for compatibility and interoperability with Emerson’s hardware and software products. With a diverse array of partners spanning a broad range of technologies and applications, the Innovation Partnership Program ensures that customers will receive comprehensive, application-specific solutions with guaranteed interoperability from a single source.

Partners are invited by Emerson to the program and participate at one of three program levels based on a wide range of factors including technology, ecosystem contribution and business objectives. The program levels are Strategic Partner, Integrated Solution Partner and Emerson Compatible Partner.

Emerson Network Power’s Strategic Partners include: Cavium Networks, EMC Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Hybricon Corporation, Intel® Corporation, Interphase Corporation, MontaVista Software, Inc., and Wind River Systems, Inc.

Integrated Solution Partners include 6WIND, IP Infusion and Red Hat, Inc. Emerson Compatible Partners include Astute Networks, GoAhead Software, SANBlaze Technology, Inc, SURF Communication Solutions, Tail-f Systems and VirtualLogix.

“The broad range of technologies and applications that our partners bring to the table enhances our product portfolio and gives us access to untapped markets,” said Jorge Magalhaes, vice president of marketing for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. “Working with our partners to deliver innovative solutions directly to the street ensures product interoperability, enables us to meet emerging customer needs and strengthens the embedded computing ecosystem.”

For more information about the Innovation Partnership program, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical ContinuityTM from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing products and services including ATCA®, MicroTCATM, CompactPCI®, VMEbus and OpenSAFTM for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. AdvancedTCA, ATCA and CompactPCI are registered trademarks, and MicroTCA is a trademark of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG). Intel® is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2008 Emerson Electric Co.

Quotes Attributable to Strategic Partners

Cavium Networks
“As a strategically-focused silicon manufacturer, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to leverage our ecosystem and applications,” explained Rajiv Khemani, vice president of marketing and sales, Cavium Networks. “Because our customers face “make vs. buy” scenarios daily, this program will allow us to quickly point our customers to a place where they can get the full solutions they need. In addition, our participation will give us the opportunity to expand our reach into new vertical markets, making our OCTEONTM processors available to more customers than ever before.”

EMC Corporation
“EMC and Emerson Network Power are collaborating to deliver the next generation of solutions for customers in the global telecommunications market,” said BJ Jenkins, EMC Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “The pre-tested and validated solutions developed as part of the Innovation Partnership Program will help mutual customers improve their time-to-market and provide them with the highest levels of reliability, availability, security and performance.”

Freescale Semiconductor
“Given the broad spectrum of products we produce, Emerson Network Power’s Innovation Partnership Program adds significant value on multiple levels,” said Glenn Beck, a marketing manager with Freescale Semiconductor’s Networking & Multimedia Group. “This partnership program allows us to focus our resources on customers’ needs and to leverage Freescale’s long-standing history with Emerson Network Power to emphasize the superior product quality and unparalleled support our customers have come to expect.”

Hybricon Corporation
“By working with Emerson Network Power to develop MicroTCA solutions – such as the MicroTCA conduction-cooled platform – we are leading the successful ruggedization of the MicroTCA standard for use in multiple industries with demanding environments including military, telecom, medical and industrial,” added Paul R. Freve, president, Hybricon Corporation. “Our participation in this program will allow us to continue to strengthen our partnership with Emerson Network Power, a world-class industry leader, to develop innovative technologies/solutions and offer them to market segments that would not have previously had access to them.”

Intel® Corporation
“As long time advocates of ecosystem development through Intel’s Embedded and Communications Alliance, we are pleased to join with Emerson Network Power to pursue innovative solutions to strengthen the embedded computing industry,” said Joe Jensen, general manager of embedded markets, Intel® Corporation. “Our partnership with Emerson brings us closer to our end-users and enhances our ability to drive innovation that will rapidly advance the embedded computing industry.”

Interphase Corporation
“Because our customers’ need for I/O and modular solutions often translates to a higher level of integration, compatibility is always a primary concern,” explained Gregory Kalush, chief executive officer, Interphase Corporation. “We are confident that our long-standing relationship with Emerson Network Power and participation in this program will strengthen our reputation for superior responsiveness to customer needs by enabling us to proactively certify our AdvancedMC technologies for off-the-shelf compatibility.”

MontaVista Software, Inc.
“At MontaVista, we know that compatibility between MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition and high-availability ATCA platforms is critical, particularly because our customers include seven of the eight largest network equipment manufacturers in the world,” said Joerg Bertholdt, vice president of marketing, MontaVista Software. “This partnership leverages our long-standing relationship with Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business to make MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition available to more customers than ever before, while meeting the industry’s need for certified compatibility.”

Wind River Systems, Inc.
“As the global leader in device software optimization, we see this as an opportunity to work closely with Emerson Network Power to drive an industry-wide agenda to advance and accelerate the adoption of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software solutions,” said Kuljeet Kalkat, vice president of strategic alliances at Wind River. “In fact, we have been working closely with Emerson Network Power on several strategic industry initiatives around ATCA-based systems and OpenSAF. The industry, including our joint customers, will benefit from our collaboration and close partnership.”

Contact Information

Artesyn Embedded Technologies

2900 South Diablo Way.
Suite 190
Tempe, AZ, 85282
USA

tele: +1 888 412 7832
toll-free: +1 602 438 5720
computingsales@artesyn.com
www.artesyn.com

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