Parthus Technologies Joins EEMBC for Embedded Java Benchmark Standards and Certifications

Dublin, Ireland - October 2, 2001 - Parthus Technologies plc
(Nasdaq: PRTH, LSE: PRH), a leading provider of platform level-IP, today
announced that it has joined the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark
Consortium (EEMBC), that works collaboratively with its members to develop
performance benchmarks that target key applications of embedded

The emergence of Java technology has created a need for meaningful,
accurate evaluations for embedded Java and requires benchmarking
mechanisms that incorporate real-world customer applications based on
typical functions currently found on commercial devices such as
smartphones, PDAs, and Internet Appliances. The EEMBC embedded Java
Special Interest Group is developing the industry's first standard
mechanism for evaluating the performance of Java virtual machines (JVMs),
just-in-time compilers, Java accelerators and co-processors, other Java
execution technologies and the interaction of these technologies with a
host operating system in an embedded application.

The Parthus MachStream platform, launched in May, accelerates multiple
aspects of applications on mobile devices including Java technology-based
applications that require the use of a Java virtual machine and
compression of application and data files (JAR and ZIP) and is focused on
emerging applications based on the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition TM
(J2METM) Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) platform such as
multimedia, security encryption, web browsing and interactive games.

"Given the growing importance of Java-based applications in the mobile
Internet marketplace, we as an industry need to move beyond the early
methodologies and evaluation processes to provide our customers with a
more sophisticated level of performance analysis," said John Derrick,
Parthus' Vice President for the MachStream Platform. "We intend to assist
in the development of Java benchmarking criteria that includes power and
performance and real-world applications operating within environments that
customers can apply to their system development programs."

"EEMBC is pleased to have Parthus take its place among the EEMBC member
companies that are driving the movement to develop objective, certifiable
benchmarks for embedded Java solutions," said Markus Levy, EEMBC
president. "In so doing, Parthus clearly shows itself to be on the
forefront of embedded Java suppliers who are confident in their technology
and seriously committed to its widespread commercialization." Every
processor submitted for EEMBC® benchmarking is tested for up to 46
different parameters, each representing a different workload and
capability in telecom, networking, consumer, office automation, and
automotive industrial applications. With members including more than 40 of
the world's leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler
companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified
benchmarking results through the EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL) in Texas
and California.

The EEMBC has members in over 40 countries and includes Agere Systems,
Ajile, Altera, ARC, ARM, BOPS, Cadence, DSP Group, Equator Technologies,
Fujitsu Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, Hitachi America Ltd.,
Improv Systems, IBM Corporation, Imsys, Infineon Technologies, Intel, LSI
Logic, Metaware, Metrowerks, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies Inc.,
Mitsubishi, Motorola, National Semiconductor, NEC, Oki Semiconductor,
Panasonic, Parthus, Philips Semiconductors, PMC Sierra, Precise, Proceler,
Red Hat, SandCraft, STMicroelectronics, Siroyan Ltd., Sun Microsystems,
3DSP, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, TriMedia Technologies, Vulcan
Machines, Wind River (DIAB), and Zucotto Wireless.


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