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CodeWarrior(tm) Development Studio for the Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "PSP(tm)" Platform Now Available

Metrowerks Accelerates Game Development for the "PSP(tm)" Platform with Release of Comprehensive Development Suite and Hardware Support

Tokyo Games Show 2004 - TOKYO - September 24, 2004 - Developers can now create game titles for the innovative Sony Computer Entertainment "PSPTM" platform with a development solution from Metrowerks designed to speed game creation and fully leverage the platform's hardware.

Metrowerks, a subsidiary of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., will demonstrate the features and capabilities of CodeWarrior Development Studio for PSPTM, Version 1.0 at the Tokyo Games Show 2004 on Saturday, September 25, 2004.

Available immediately, the studio simplifies game title creation by offering:

  • a stable, market-proven compiler that enables the creation of compact, high-quality object code;
  • support for Sony Computer Entertainment's communication protocol;
  • the ability to work within either the native CodeWarrior development environment or the Visual Studio.NET environment, and
  • a C/C++ debugger that provides an intuitive graphic interface for flexible and accurate code visualization.

"The extension of CodeWarrior Development Studio to include "PSPTM" will be invaluable to game developers and middleware technology providers," said Karthik Bala, chief executive officer of Vicarious Visions. "Metrowerks has been extremely supportive in our efforts to get our games and technology up and running on "PSPTM" as quickly as possible."

"Metrowerks has released many products for a variety of platforms, and we are glad to now hear that Metrowerks has added "PSPTM" support to its product line," said Tohru Ogawa, group leader of the Technical Group, Contents & Technology Company at NAMCO LTD. " The "PSPTM" platform presents a major opportunity for NAMCO in the games market, and we think CodeWarrior will play a significant role in helping us maximize this opportunity."

"CodeWarrior's distinct features include its precise, stable behavior and its user-friendly interface," said Makoto Yamaguchi, production support manager at Konami Computer Entertainment Studios, Inc. "The fact that CodeWarrior runs with such stability on a brand new platform really distinguishes it from other development tools. Metrowerks has done a great job with the CodeWarrior tools for the "PSPTM" platform, and now it's our turn to create great titles that capture the industry's attention."

Availability and Pricing

CodeWarrior Development Studio for PSPTM, Version 1.0 is available immediately and may be purchased by contacting Metrowerks via telephone at 1-800-377-5416 or +1-512-996-5300, or by e-mail at Corporations that have concluded appropriate contracts for "PSPTM" game title development and can purchase tools and middleware products may purchase CodeWarrior Development Studio for PSPTM, Version 1.0. For more information, please contact in North America and Europe, or in Asia or Japan.

About Metrowerks

Metrowerks Corporation creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products and services for developers that focus on the consumer electronics, transportation, wireless, and networking and communications industries. The CodeWarrior product line includes hardware and software development tools and middleware that enable customers to decrease their time to market. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is an independent subsidiary of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Metrowerks corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas. Regional headquarters are in Munich, Singapore and Tokyo. For more information:

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July, 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT). The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale Semiconductor's 2003 sales were $4.9 billion (US). For more information:

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