New Initiative Will Unite Ada Suppliers in Common Environment and Extend Ada Ecosystem

SIGAda Conference, Fairfax, VA, November 5, 2007. DDC-I, a leading supplier of development tools for safety-critical applications, today announced that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation’s new open-source Hibachi project.

DDC-I, a founding member of the Hibachi Workgroup, will work closely with other project members to develop a common Eclipse-based Ada environment that can accommodate Eclipse-based Ada tools, application software, and other plug-ins from multiple suppliers. DDC-I will also work to provide Hibachi compatibility for its Eclipse-based SCORE®-Ada and OpenArbor mixed language development tools, which are optimized for safety-critical applications.

Hibachi is a sub-project of the Eclipse Tools Project. Its mission is to develop an industrial-strength, vendor-neutral Ada integrated development environment (IDE) that provides a benchmark for measuring all other Ada environments. The open Eclipse-based IDE will also serve as a platform for integrating value-added Ada plug-ins from other vendors, thereby enhancing and extending the Ada ecosystem.

“We are very excited to have DDC-I participate and contribute in the Eclipse Hibachi project”, said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “It is also an important statement of support for Hibachi that DDC-I will be supporting their commercial products on this platform.”

DDC-I is a long-time Eclipse member and a pioneer in the development of standard C, Ada, and Java tools and run-time platforms for safety-critical applications. DDC-I introduced the first real-time Ada debugger, the first validated 1750A Ada compiler, the first FAA-certified multitasking run-time system, the first ANDF Ada 95 compiler, and the first compiler to pass Ada Conformity Assessment Test Suite. DDC-I is also a member of the Safety-Critical Java Expert Group (JSR 302), whose mission is to create a subset of real-time Java suitable for safety-critical applications requiring FAA certification.

“DDC-I looks forward to working with the Eclipse and Hibachi community to develop a common Eclipse-based Ada environment that fosters multi-vendor interoperability, simplifies mixed-language development, and makes it easy for safety-critical developers to combine our best-of-breed development tools with top-notch tools from other vendors,” said Bob Morris, president of DDC-I. “We are committed to offering the industry’s most advanced Eclipse-based compiler and debug technology for developing mixed-language Ada, C, and Java safety-critical applications.”

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for real-time Java, C, Embedded C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 1825 E. Northern Ave., Suite #125, Phoenix, Arizona 85020; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com

New Initiative Will Unite Ada Suppliers in Common Environment and Extend Ada Ecosystem