Press Release

MCCI Releases Windows 7 USB Host Drivers
Ensures Product Readiness for Upcoming Windows 7 Launch

ITHACA, N.Y. and TOKYO, May 4, 2009

MCCI® Corporation, the world’s leading developer of USB connectivity for the portable device industry, announces the availability of Windows 7 USB Host Drivers. These drivers are used by portable device manufacturers whose customers connect their devices to Windows PCs. MCCI host drivers support file transfer, contact synchronization, and cellular network connectivity as well as other functionality. MCCI products are largely complementary to Microsoft’s “in box” USB drivers.

Microsoft has evolved USB support in Windows 7 to improve overall USB stability and performance. Using this foundation, MCCI adds functionality not supported by Microsoft’s drivers and customizes the solution, optimizing power management and data throughput. Legacy versions of Microsoft operating systems—Win2K, Win XP, and Vista—are supported, as well as MacOS and Linux, making MCCI a one-stop provider for USB host drivers.

According to MCCI CEO Terry Moore, “Our customers are top tier product manufacturers who need to deliver comprehensive Windows product support to their customers. Windows 7 beta releases are seeing a high level of acceptance, indicating that end-users will demand Windows 7 support as soon as those PCs hit the streets. By supporting Windows 7, MCCI’s customers can go to market at Windows 7 launch, confident that their products have been well tested.”

In addition to host drivers, MCCI delivers USB 2.0 device/host/OTG software used in embedded devices, creating an end-to-end solution for device manufacturers. Products for USB 3.0 SuperSpeed are planned for release in the first half of 2009.

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