100 Members
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Eclipse Foundation Reaches 100 Members

  • NEC is the 100th organization to join Eclipse

OTTAWA, CANADA – June 27, 2005 – The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the implementation of a universal development platform, today announced that its membership has reached the milestone of 100 member organizations. NEC is the 100th organization to join the Eclipse Foundation and will join as an Add-in Provider member. NEC plans to introduce new Eclipse-based tools and plug-ins for their C++ and Java development environments.

Companies like NEC choose to build commercial products in Eclipse’s open source-based ecosystem, because it is an effective and profitable business model. The milestone of 100 members in the Eclipse Foundation reflects the growth and increasing interest software organizations have in commercially adopting community-developed Eclipse open source technologies. With each new member the Eclipse Foundation continues to strengthen its global outreach in the software industry.

“NEC’s Systems Integration and Embedded Solutions primarily develop in Java and C/C++,” said Nik Kishinoue, senior manager, software engineering division, NEC Corporation. “ By using Eclipse and providing a common IDE across these two solutions, we expect to improve our overall developer productivity. In addition, the broad selection of Eclipse technology, including testing and performance tools and UML editors brings state-of-the-art technology to our developer desktop.”

“The growth the Eclipse Foundation has seen in 2005 has been tremendous,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director, Eclipse Foundation. “This momentum shows the commercial viability for open source-based development by ISVs and platform vendors and is a positive indicator for the future potential of the Eclipse community.”

NEC has also joined the Eclipse Japan Working Group, an organization focused on the issues of the Japanese and Asia-PAC regions. As part of this Working Group, NEC plans to encourage Japanese Eclipse community activism within Eclipse and Japanese translation of documents for Eclipse.

About NEC

NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.l) is one of the world’s leading providers of Internet, broadband network, and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computers, networking, and electron devices by integrating its technical strengths in IT and networks and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of 4,855 billion yen (approx. $45.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended in March 2005. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at: http://www.nec.com.

About the Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org

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