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July 7, 2011 – Uppsala, Sweden – IAR Systems announced today that they have entered a 3-year enterprise software license agreement with Miele & Cie. By signing this agreement, Germany-based Miele has established IAR Systems as their preferred supplier of software development tools. In the future, almost all Miele products – from washing machines, cookers and ovens to washer-disinfectors for medical and laboratory applications – will be developed with the support of the Swedish specialist for embedded software tools.

Flexibility in software development and choice of hardware

With the agreement, IAR Systems offers an extremely flexible model so that Miele’s developers can standardize on the IAR Embedded Workbench toolchain without the need to purchase new software licenses when moving to a new MCU architecture. IAR Embedded Workbench is the world-leading C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain for applications based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit MCUs, and strongly supports Miele’s freedom in design for next generation products. IAR Systems’ compilers, for instance, are remarkable for their ability to efficiently reduce code size and increase hardware performance. Therefore future products may require less expensive microcontrollers which nevertheless offer fast execution for enhanced end-user comfort.

Tailor-made products and services for fast time-to-market

Also part of the agreement with IAR Systems is a customer-specific product and service agreement tailored to meet the specific requirements of Miele, a company internationally renowned for its high product quality and longevity. This further adds to a fast time-to-market for the sophisticated “white goods” of the world’s leading producer of domestic appliances and professional sterilizers.

Ralf Westerheide, group manager software development at Miele & Cie, said: “For several years we have been working successfully with IAR Systems. Their tools offer us the flexibility and performance we need to realize even our most ambitious product developments.”

Thomas Winkler, EMEA Sales Director, IAR Systems comments: “We are delighted to deepen our cooperation with Miele & Cie. The commitment by Miele highlights the respect developers have for our toolchain, and we look forward to continue developing a long-lasting business relationship with Miele by supporting their engineering teams in both current and future projects.”

Further information on IAR Embedded Workbench is available at http://www.iar.com/ew

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