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ITHACA, NY, February 5, 2013 – MCCI® Corporation, a leading developer of USB drivers and firmware for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets, today announced that its TrueTask® USB host and device software platform is available on Synopsys' DesignWare® ARCTM Processor Cores and the DesignWare ARC MQX real-time operating system (RTOS).

Introduced this past October, MCCI’s highly portable, fast, and efficient TrueTask USB platform is pre-tested and pre-verified, so designers can focus on optimizing their products, and don’t have to worry about developing a USB stack in-house, or porting one from another vendor.

“MCCI’s USB software has been tested with tens of thousands of devices, and is installed in over one billion USB devices. The USB installed base is huge, with over ten billion devices shipped, and hundreds of thousands of different kinds of devices, all of which must work correctly,” said Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI.  “MCCI provides a complete solution, including services, and has the expertise to support an entire deployment, now and into the future.”

“MCCI recognizes the need for designers in the highly competitive mobile device market to have a readily available and robust USB software stack to accelerate time-to-market and reduce cost,” said Mike Thompson, senior manager, ARC Processor Marketing at Synopsys. “By offering the TrueTask USB platform on Synopsys’ ARC processor cores, MCCI delivers a reliable solution that can reduce our mutual customers’ integration risk.”

MCCI not only licenses software, but also offers design consultation, integration and customization services.  MCCI, one of only nine certified USB-IF test houses worldwide, offers extensive testing and verification services for USB developers.

Synopsys' DesignWare ARC Processor Cores are a family of 32-bit CPUs that SoC designers can optimize for a wide range of uses, from deeply embedded to high-performance applications. Synopsys' ARC processors have been used by over 170 customers worldwide who collectively ship more than 1 billion ARC-based chips annually.

About MCCI
MCCI is a leading developer of embedded USB software for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets. Customers include some of the world’s biggest brands in telecom, wireless, embedded and consumer devices including Qualcomm, Intel, Apple and Sony. Nearly one billion products have been delivered with MCCI technology. MCCI experts are actively involved in worldwide Technical Standards activities. A privately held corporation, MCCI has its headquarters in Ithaca, NY, with additional offices in New York City, India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.mcci.com
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Note to Editors: MCCI and TrueTask are registered trademarks of MCCI Corporation. Other names mentioned are owned by their respective holders. 

Contacts:
MCCI
Terry Moore
+1-607-277-1029
tmm@mcci.com

Rainier Communications for MCCI
Karen Quatromoni, 508-475-0025 ext. 150
Mobile: 978-855-0412
kquatromoni@rainierco.com

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ITHACA, NY, February 5, 2013 – MCCI® Corporation, a leading developer of USB drivers and firmware for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets, today announced that its TrueTask® USB device software platform is now available for PLX Technology’s (PLX) USB 3.0 controllers.

TrueTask USB is a highly portable, fast, efficient platform designed to support a variety of hardware.  With today’s announcement, designers using PLX® USB SuperSpeed controllers have a solid USB platform for creation of a wide variety of peripherals, including tablets, portable media players, video conferencing systems, PCs, notebooks, mobile phones, and more.

“Platforms, unlike stacks, have APIs that are stable across releases and can be reused across changes in device controller silicon,” said Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI. “MCCI’s USB device stack is portable to any embedded system without source code changes, so it saves considerable time and costs for system integrators, unlike stacks where you have to re-code for each product and each update. System integrators can leverage their investments for quicker time-to-market and profit.”

“TrueTask USB is a complete end-to-end solution that includes the services and expertise essential to effective design with PLX’s USB 3.0 controllers,” said Jimmy Chou, marketing director for USB products at PLX “Designers could spend time porting another vendor’s USB stack, or develop one in-house, but MCCI’s solution is pre-tested and pre-verified, enabling a focus not just on USB connectivity but also on product differentiation.”

PLX USB controllers offer superior performance, strict compliance to industry standards and dramatic power savings.  They’re widely used in: printers, portable media players, GPS systems, TV tuners, PCs, laptops, notebooks, WLAN devices, mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders.

MCCI offers design consultation, integration and customization services and is one of only nine certified USB-IF test houses worldwide, offering extensive testing and verification services for USB developers. MCCI’s USB software has been tested with tens of thousands of devices, and is installed in over one billion USB devices. The global USB installed base is vast, with over ten billion devices shipped to date and hundreds of thousands of different kinds of devices, which have been deployed in nearly one-billion products.

The solution is available for Windows, Windows Embedded, Windows CE, Linux, and real-time operating systems, and embedded systems without operating systems. 

About PLX
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is the industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based PCI Express connectivity solutions primarily targeting enterprise data center markets.  The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance.  Visit PLX on plxtech.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About MCCI
MCCI is a leading developer of embedded USB software for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets. Customers include some of the world’s biggest brands in telecom, wireless, embedded and consumer devices including Qualcomm, Intel, Apple and Sony. Nearly one billion products have been delivered with MCCI technology. MCCI experts are actively involved in worldwide Technical Standards activities. A privately held corporation, MCCI has its headquarters in Ithaca, NY, with additional offices in New York City, India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. For more information, please visit http://www.mcci.com/.
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Note to Editors: MCCI and TrueTask are registered trademarks of MCCI Corporation. Other names mentioned are owned by their respective holders. 

Contacts:
MCCI
Terry Moore
+1-607-277-1029
tmm@mcci.com

Rainier Communications for MCCI
Karen Quatromoni, 508-475-0025 ext. 150
Mobile: 978-855-0412
kquatromoni@rainierco.com

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TrueTask® USB news coverage

Here's a summary of coverage received for our recent announcement of TrueTask® USB, MCCI's portable USB 3.0 (and USB 2.0) software platform.

Terry Moore's article, The Challenges of USB 3.0, ran on EDN and Design & Reuse.

EDN
10/1/2012
The Challenges of USB 3.0

Design & Reuse (reprinted from EDN)
10/1/2012
The Challenges of USB 3.0

Four journals (EDN, Electronic Design, Electronic Products and RTC Magazine) published articles about TrueTask USB.

EDN
10/1/2012
USB 3.0 software platform offers system portability solution

Electronic Design
10/16/2012
Modular USB Stack Is Fast And Portable

Electronic Products
10/16/2012
Platform provides USB 3.0 software solution

RTC Magazine
11/15/2012
Platform for USB 3.0 Development Goes Beyond Traditional Stacks 

Numerous sites picked up the press release. Some examples:

Extension Media
10/1/2012
MCCI Introduces First Platform for USB 3.0 Development

Yahoo! Finance
10/1/2012
MCCI Introduces First Platform for USB 3.0 Development

Storage Newsletter
10/12/2012
TrueTask USB Platform for USB 3.0 Development by MCCI

 

Revised 11/3/2012: Add link to Electronic Products article.

Revised 12/6/2012: Add  link to RTC Magazine article.

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ITHACA, NY, October 16, 2012 – MCCI Corporation today announced that ASMedia leveraged MCCI’s USB 3.0 host system software stack for Windows and onsite support to achieve USB-IF SuperSpeed logo certification for its xHCI 1.0-compatible ASM1042 USB 3.0 host controller.  ASMedia is the leading Taiwanese supplier of xHCI-compatible host controllers. This newly certified product joins the company’s existing portfolio of USB controllers that have been USB-IF certified using MCCI’s software.

First-generation USB 3.0 host controllers were built to the xHCI 0.96 specification, which was revised in xHCI 1.0 to add features and improve compatibility with legacy devices. These revisions affected both hardware and system software, requiring that the new versions be re-tested.

In order to pass xHCI certification, host controllers and their associated software stacks must show compatibility with a wide range of carefully selected devices and their associated drivers and applications. Testing includes not only simple demonstration of performance, but operation in conjunction with other devices and stable performance while executing a variety of Windows suspend, hibernate and reboot procedures.

To meet the software requirements of the test, MCCI provided its Windows USB host stack, which is 100% compatible with the Microsoft native USB host stack.  MCCI worked closely with ASMedia for verification and later for testing at the USB-IF Super-Speed Platform Interoperability Lab in Oregon, providing onsite support with engineers from MCCI’s development center in Ithaca, NY.

“It’s impossible to verify the correct function of an embedded stack without a strategy that involves deploying the embedded stack in mass production into the Windows ecosystem. MCCI is the only software vendor who has succeeded in delivering a Windows stack, and the only embedded software vendor with a tested stack that can be deployed anywhere,” said Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI. “MCCI’s USB stack for Windows works with more host controllers than any other independent host stack.”

MCCI’s recently announced TrueTask® USB 2.0/3.0 platform uses the same host stack core that is used by the MCCI Windows stack. 

“Our Windows stack is based on our embedded USB host stack, with specific adaptation layers at the upper and lower edges for Windows,” Moore said. “Because TrueTask USB is based on the same core technology without source code changes, the testing and verification done on MCCI’s USB core driver (USBD), hub drivers, and xHCI low-level driver are directly applicable to any embedded system.”

TrueTask USB is available today from MCCI. In addition to supporting Windows, variants are available for a variety of embedded platforms, including Linux, MQX, Nucleus, micro-ITRON, and non-OS/pre-boot environments. It’s written in ANSI C-89 for maximum portability. In addition to supporting ASMedia xHCI-compatible host controllers, TrueTask USB is fully compatible with xHCI 0.96 and 1.0 host controllers from any vendor, provided they comply with the xHCI specification. Minor deviations are easily accommodated.

About MCCI
MCCI is a leading developer of embedded USB software for the high-volume personal computer and portable device markets. Customers include some of the world’s biggest brands in telecom, wireless, embedded and consumer devices including Qualcomm, Intel, Apple and Sony. Nearly one billion products have been delivered with MCCI technology. MCCI experts are actively involved in worldwide Technical Standards activities. A privately held corporation, MCCI has its headquarters in Ithaca, NY, with additional offices in New York City, India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.mcci.com

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Note to Editors: MCCI and TrueTask are registered trademarks of MCCI Corporation. Other names mentioned are owned by their respective holders. 

Contacts:
MCCI
Terry Moore
+1-607-277-1029
tmm@mcci.com

Rainier Communications for MCCI
Karen Quatromoni or Suzanne Moran, 508-475-0025 ext. 150/118
Mobile: 617-515-8005/978-855-0412
smoran@rainierco.com / kquatromoni@rainierco.com

smith-micro-SODA-award.pngToday at CTIA, Smith Micro announced the recipients of the 2011 Innovator Awards, which recognize prominent wireless executives and companies spearheading participation in the SODA™ (Secure On-Device API) Innovator Program, among whom was MCCI. Read the text of the award statement.

MCCI Launches Chinese Language Web Site

MCCI today launched www.mcci.cn, a Chinese language version of www.mcci.com. MCCI has maintained a presence in China for many years. In recognition of the Chinese economy's global impact, key corporate and product pages are now making their world wide debut in Chinese. Read Chinese? Want to see what solutions MCCI can offer you? Visit the MCCI Solutions page. Use the Quick Access pull down or click through the linked headings to get details about firmware, driver, and development tool offerings. Want us to prioritize the translation of a particular page? Drop us an email.  "Our Chinese language web site was launched to meet the needs of MCCI's growing customer base in China. We're continually striving to better meet the needs of our international markets," said MCCI CEO Terry Moore. Visit www.mcci.cn frequently and watch the number of translated pages grow.
jbDSC_0009.jpgMCCI COO Judith Cone is pleased to announce that the MCCI Headquarters building in Ithaca, New York is being featured on the 2010 Green Buildings Open House Tour, an event held annually on the first weekend in October. Sponsored in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension for Tompkins County, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), and the Ithaca Green Building Alliance, the Tour promotes sustainable development by showcasing outstanding local construction.


MCCI Enjoys Success in Japan

MCCI staff enjoyed a very successful 2010 Wireless Japan at Tokyo's famous Big Sight exhibition center. Check out the presentations given at the capacity-crowd seminar and download some of the show's poster art at mcci.com. Pictures of the event are there as well!
mtMCPC_award.jpgOn June 10, 2010 at the Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC) annual kick-off meeting and reception, MCCI-Japan's Terry Miyata was honored with a certificate of merit amid the applause of industry insiders, government representatives, and embassy officials. The certificate marks  MCPC's appreciation of MCCI's contributions to MCPC's USB-SWG and In-Car-WG. Mr. Miyata  accepted the certificate on behalf  of the MCCI MCPC team: Takuji Ishikawa, Chris Yokum, Brian Henriquez, Paul Berg, and especially MCCI CEO Terry Moore.  "It has been  a team effort," Mr. Miyata said. "I am grateful to be a part of this team."


MCCI® Corporation today announced the establishment of development and support offices May 1, 2010 in Noida and Chennai, India under its wholly owned subsidiary, MCCI Interconnect Solutions, Pvt. Ltd.

"MCCI has a track record of assembling the most qualified and dedicated engineering resources in the industry," said Judith Cone, MCCI's COO. "MCCI's customer base and product lines are both expanding. Because MCCI is an OEM software supplier, our customers integrate and deploy our products in their products, and much of this work is done in their India development centers. With a full corporate presence in India, our developers can work directly with our customers to provide advanced, experienced support from our local offices."

Read the press release.