Metrowerks Inc. Announces 1. New Codewarrior Programming Tools for the New Bebox Computer System. 2. New Stock Options Granted Pursuant to Employee Stock Option Plan.AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 1995--Metrowerks, Inc. (ME, VSE See DOS/VSE.
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Concurrent to this announcement, Be, Inc., founded by its Chairman & CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Jean-Louis Gassee, former president of Apple Computer's product division, announced the launch of its next- generation BeBox computer system. The new BeBox features an innovative twin PowerPC(TM) 603 microprocessor architecture and the new BeBox operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. . The new BeBox OS is a true real-time pre-emptive multitasking See preemptive multitasking.
(operating system, parallel) pre-emptive multitasking - A type of multitasking where the scheduler can interrupt and suspend ("swap out") the currently running task in order to start or continue running ("swap in") another task. operating system and features a host of built-in functions including an integrated database.
With CodeWarrior(TM) 8, scheduled to be delivered on January 9, 1995, Metrowerks will add full BeBox support to the list of architectures currently supported by its Mac(TM)-hosted CodeWarrior programming software. Current CodeWarrior 7 users will be able to build BeBox-based applications using BeBox headers and libraries included with all BeBox computer systems.
In addition to providing full BeBox support in Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Be, Inc. also announced today that it has licensed the CodeWarrior Integrated Development Environment See IDE.
integrated development environment - interactive development environment . Be, Inc. and Metrowerks have modified the CodeWarrior IDE to run in native mode on the new BeBox computer system. The new CodeWarrior-based BeBox IDE and limited use CodeWarrior compilers will be bundled with every BeBox computer system.
The new BeBox is the latest platform to be supported by Metrowerks' Mac-hosted CodeWarrior programming software. CodeWarrior currently supports application development for the Mac(TM)OS running on 680x0 and PowerPC microprocessors, Win(R)95 and WinNT(TM) running on PC-clones, and the Magic Cap(TM) OS running on hand-held computers.
"Basing the BeBox on twin PowerPC 603 processors and PC- compatible data buses from the start is a really innovative solution to delivering high performance at low cost," said Greg Galanos, CEO of Metrowerks. "Jean-Louis' team of engineers have designed the soul of a new machine. The microkernel-based operating system and object oriented See object technology and object-oriented programming. application framework incorporate some extremely advanced features for multimedia developers, while the PC-compatible architecture allows users to combine all sorts of expansion card and storage combinations from off-the-shelf sources."
"We enjoy working with Metrowerks," said Jean-Louis Gassee, Chairman & CEO of Be, Inc. "Metrowerks has been very responsive throughout the development process and they have made many suggestions improving the attractiveness of our platform for the more technically demanding developers and customers. The BeBox is the ultimate geek A technically oriented person. It has typically implied a "nerdy" or "weird" personality, someone with limited social skills who likes to tinker with scientific or high-tech projects. The origin of the term dates back to the late 1800s. machine for the technical mind. CodeWarrior is their software playground."
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line of Macintosh(R)-hosted computer language products for building Mac OS, Windows, and Magic Cap applications. Metrowerks CodeWarrior software products have quickly become the industry standard for Mac-hosted development tools with over 25,000 registered users in 60 countries. Metrowerks has offices in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Canada. Additional information on Metrowerks is availale on the Internet at http:// www.metrowerks.com, by sending email to email@example.com, or by calling (512)305-0400.
Be, Inc. offers an exciting alternative to the current evolutionary approach In computer science, an evolutionary approach is an acquisition strategy that defines, develops, produces or acquires, and fields an initial hardware or software increment (or block) of operational capability. to advancing personal computing Refers to users working on their own computers rather than a terminal to a mainframe. Sometimes, the term refers to using computers at home for work and/or entertainment in contrast to business use only. See personal computer. platforms. Be, Inc's Bebox is a high-performance, low-cost system designed to meet the demands of sophisticated computer users and developers who are frustrated by the limitations of current architectures. It's the first true real-time, object-oriented system that features multiple PowerPC precessors, true pre-emptive multitasking, an integrated database, fast I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output , and a wide range of expansion options--all at an extremely affordable price. With its combination of powerful hardware, an innovative new portable operating system, and a host of advanced sound, graphics, video, and communications capabilities provided by Be and third-party partners, the BeBox is poised to become a significant alternative platform for next-generation applications. Additional information on the BeBox is available on the Internet at http://www.be.com, by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (415)462-4141 (in Europe call (33)1 49 06 73 77).
NEW STOCK OPTIONS GRANTED PURSUANT TO EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION PLAN
Pursuant to annual employee performance reviews, the company has granted 260,000 options to acquire common shares at an exercise price of CAN$5.25 per share. These options vest over a three year period, beginning October 2, 1995. There are now 771,500 options outstanding and the company has 10,252,233 common shares issued and outstanding.
Metrowerks and the Metrowerks logo are registered trademarks and CodeWarrior is a trademark of MetroWerks, Inc. Be, the Be logo, and BeBox are trademarks of Be, Inc. All other companies and products may be trademarks of their respective holdings and are hereby recognized.
CONTACT: Jean Belanger
(512) 305-0440 (fax)
Chairman & CEO
(415) 462-4129 (fax)