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NEC ANNOUNCES STRONG SUPPORT FOR MIPS ABI

 NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: NIPNY) today announced its intention to strongly support the MIPS ABI (application binary interface), a UNIX System V Rel.4- compatible application binary interface for the MIPS RISC processor.
 In July 1990, NEC became the forerunner in the shipment of an operating system EWS-UX/V (Rel.4.0) based on UNIX System V Rel.4 (SVR4) and a MIPS R3000-based workstation, the EWS4800/220. In September 1991, NEC shipped a MIPS R3000-based server, the UP4800/520, whose operating system UP-UX/V (Rel. 4.0) was also based on SVR4.
 NEC has been a participant in the MIPS ABI groups since its foundation and has since adapted the EWS 4800 Series of workstations and the UP4800 Series of servers to the MIPS ABI environment.
 In May 1992, NEC Corporation and Sony Corporation jointly announced the completion of the OCMP (Open Computing environment for MIPS Platform) specification, a specification based on the MIPS ABI for the Japanese language and GUI (Graphical User Interface) environment.
 In October 1992, NEC and Sony announced the participation of six new members in the support of the OCMP specification (shown in Table 1). The members of the OCMP group will enhance the OCMP specifications by adding Open GL and AP bus architecture to the original specification. Open GL will be referred to as OCMP-3D and the AP bus architecture will be referred to as OCMP APbus in the OCMP specification.
 In December 1992, NEC shipped an OCMP ABI and MIPS ABI-compliant operating system, the EWS-UX/V (Rel.4.0) R6.1, for the EWS4800 Series of workstations. In June 1993, NEC is planning to ship an OCMP ABI and MIPS ABI-compliant operating system for the UP4800 Series of servers. NEC is committed to OCMP and MIPS ABI environment enhancement.
 OCMP ABI has the following characteristics:
 -- Based on UNIX System V Rel.4 (SVR4)
 -- Conforms to the MIPS ABI
 -- Conforms to UI Common Japanese Environment Specification (UI
 is UNIX International)
 -- Adopts OSF/Motif graphical user interface
 -- Adopts CDFF (Common Document File Format)
 - OCMP is a trademark of NEC Corporation and Sony Corporation
 - UNIX is being licensed from the developers, UNIX System Laboratories, Inc.
 - OSF/Motif is a registered trademark of the Open Software Foundation, Inc.
 - CDFF and APbus are trademarks of Sony Corporation
 - Open GL is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
 Table 1 OCMP Members
 Original Members:
 NEC Corporation
 Sony Corporation
 New Members
 Sanyo Electric CO., Ltd.
 Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems
 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
 Nihon Silicon Graphics K.K.
 Olivetti Corporation of Japan
 Pyramid Technology Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Nissho Aoki of NEC U.S. comm. office 212-972-2045/
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