Tuxera NTFS empowers systems with Freescale PowerQUICC® integrated communications processors

Press release
April 7, 2010

Tuxera NTFS empowers systems with Freescale PowerQUICC® integrated communications processors
Extreme file system performance targeted for HD-capable media players and NAS systems

HELSINKI, FINLAND. Tuxera, the market leading NTFS and exFAT file system solution provider today announced support for Freescale's PowerQUICC communications processors family. Freescale's processors are used in home in media servers and high-speed network-attached storage (NAS) systems.

"We are delighted to work together with Freescale to deliver modern file system interoperability into the most demanding systems. Cooperation with Freescale highlights the success of Tuxera's high-reliability, high-performance NTFS technology and helps Freescale customers seamlessly migrate from FAT to the next generation file systems." said Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO.

Nikolay Guenov, Growth Segment Marketing Manager for Freescale’s Network Processor Division notes: "We chose Tuxera with the clear value proposition to PowerQUICC processor customers. Tuxera NTFS performed solidly in our tests - read and write speeds were comparable or better than ext3, the most popular Linux file system. Combining Tuxera NTFS with Freescale PowerQUICC processors adds crucial functionality needed for today's highly competitive products and helps designers to speed up their time-to-market."

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system software that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS solution has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems.Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera’s customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/.

About Freescale PowerQUICC Communications Processors. As the leader in communications processors, Freescale delivers intelligence to embedded networking and communications solutions with proven PowerQUICC® integrated communications processors. See more from http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/homepage.jsp?code=POWERQUICC_HOME.


Tuxera Becomes SD Association Member to Meet the Industry Needs in Data Portability

Press release
March 11, 2010

Tuxera Becomes SD Association Member to Meet the Industry Needs in Data Portability
Tuxera exFAT Fuels the Adoption of SDXC, the Next Generation SD Card Technology

HELSINKI, FINLAND. Tuxera Ltd, the creator of the leading NTFS and exFAT solutions for Linux and other operating systems, celebrates the 10th anniversary of SD Association as a full member. After joining SD Association in 2009, Tuxera has been actively contributing to the adoption of SDXC, the next-generation SD memory card standard.

Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki explains: "SDXC lifts the 32GB maximum size limit for SD cards and also the 4GB maximum file size limit. These are due to the novel exFAT file system. Tuxera has been working with Microsoft the last six months to offer exFAT for any non-Windows operating system. I am confident that we have now the market leading exFAT implementation and we can give unmatched exFAT support to the first companies adopting SDXC in their host devices."

Tuxera offers the actual exFAT file system software solution and licenses it to customers and partners while Microsoft offers exFAT patent coverage and specifications. Tuxera also offers technical exFAT integration and support services to any customer on a non-Windows platform.

"In Tuxera, reliability and interoperability come always first. During SD Association's interoperability sessions, where SDXC host device and card manufacturers meet, we will ensure that Tuxera exFAT is in practice fully compatible with every implementation in the market." notes Szabolcs Szakacsits, Tuxera CTO, and continues: "In addition, we will not only confirm compliance with the standard, we also innovate on top of it. Tuxera's portable exFAT implementation already includes all the performance and feature innovations we have made during our market-leading NTFS file system development in the last ten years."

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system software that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera's industry-standard NTFS solution has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera's customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/.

About SD Association. The SD Association is a global ecosystem of more than 1,100 technology companies charged with setting interoperable SD standards. The Association encourages the development of consumer electronic, wireless communication, digital imaging and networking products that utilize market-leading SD technology. The SD standard is the number one choice for consumers and has earned nearly 80 percent of the memory card market with its reliable interoperability and its easy-to-use format. Today, mobile phones, Blu-ray players, HDTVs, audio players, automotive multimedia systems, handheld PCs, cameras and camcorders feature SD interoperability.


Tuxera Joins Windows Embedded Partner Program

Press release
February 17, 2010

Tuxera Joins Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program
Extends Collaboration Across Platforms

HELSINKI, FINLAND. Tuxera Ltd, the creator of the leading NTFS and exFAT file system drivers for Linux and other operating systems, is now a certified member of Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner Program. As part of the program, Tuxera offers its NTFS solution for Windows Emnbedded CE users.

"We are proud to extend our collaboration with Microsoft to include Windows Embedded partnership. The initial feedback has been very positive and we look forward to work together with new customers and partners in the Microsoft's embedded ecosystem." said Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO.

Tuxera announced Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE in January in connection with Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Tuxera thus became the first company to offer NTFS for embedded Windows systems. Tuxera's NTFS technology continues to be the world's most popular, most reliable, most feature-rich, and the highest performance NTFS solution available.

Tuxera has developed its market-leading knowledge of Windows file system technology since the late 1990s. Szabolcs Szakacsits, Tuxera CTO and founder, notes: "The latest agreement with Microsoft is a testament to our unbeatable competence in Microsoft file system technology. Our NTFS codebase has already millions of deployments on Linux and other platforms, proving our technological superiority. It has been a pleasure to work with Microsoft again to redefine the industry standard and extend its availability to every platform out there."

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system software that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS solution has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera’s customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/


Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE Announced

Press Release
January 10, 2010

Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE Announced
Targets Especially In-vehicle Infotainment Systems

LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES: Microsoft Windows CE has not supported the default Windows file system NTFS so far. The solution is here. Tuxera is the first company to develop an NTFS file system for Windows CE. The new product is offered to consumer electronics and car manufacturers who run Windows CE and need to communicate with Windows PCs or external hard disk drives.

Tuxera CTO Szabolcs Szakacsits comments: "Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE is our answer to the growing demand to support NTFS on embedded Windows systems. The new product is based on our widely deployed open source NTFS-3G driver developed during the last ten years. We are offering essentially the best reliability you can get."

Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki adds: "When we were first asked about NTFS support for Windows CE, I can honestly say we were puzzled. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we have become convinced that this was the right decision. There is an actual need, which we can solve today. I am thus happy to announce the market-leading Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE."

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system software that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS solution has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera’s customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/


Tuxera Secures More Growth Funding

Press release
December 23, 2009

Tuxera Secures More Growth Funding
Accelerates International Expansion Plan

HELSINKI, FINLAND. Tuxera, the leading interoperable file system software provider, is pleased to announce it has secured more growth funding. The company was evaluated by a panel of venture capitalists and private investors who made an unanimous recommendation to grant funding targeted at highly innovative companies on behalf of Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. The Agency already granted Tuxera R&D funding in June 2009.

"We are extremely happy about the positive funding decision that came after a very competitive four-month long process. With the new funding in hand, we can capture new markets and accelerate our international expansion plan. Our goal is to serve customers any size, any place, any time." notes Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO.

"It is crucial to be a winner in these turbulent economic times. Tuxera is bigger, better, and faster every day. But we cannot stop to celebrate yet. We will continue the hard work to take the leadership in the world file system markets, and related products, with full steam." adds Szabolcs Szakacsits, Tuxera CTO and founder.

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system software that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS solution has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera’s customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/


Tuxera Powers Verismo Networks' VuNow Internet TV Platform

Press Release
December 7, 2009

Tuxera Powers Verismo Networks' VuNow Internet TV Platform
NTFS Quickly Becoming Standard in Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Tuxera Ltd and Verismo Networks Inc have signed a new long term licensing agreement. Tuxera provides Verismo with the high-performance and low-resource use Tuxera NTFS file system technology that empowers Verismo's VuNow Internet TV platform.

Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki notes: "We are currently experiencing an increasing number of set-top box manufacturers replacing FAT32 with NTFS. Next-generation TV platform innovators like Verismo Networks are in the forefront of this change. I am happy to continue our collaboration with a new long-term agreement that brings benefits to both companies."

"VuNow provides consumers with the broadest possible access to Internet video content directly on the TV," said Vijay Maheshwari, CTO and Co-Founder of Verismo Networks. "With Tuxera's interoperable, field-tested file system inside, consumers can easily access the content from their home PCs and USB."

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system drivers that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS driver has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera’s customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/.

About Verismo Networks. Verismo Networks is redefining the home television experience by bringing millions of free internet videos around the world directly to your TV -- all of this without a computer. Verismo’s VuNow platform transforms the TV set into a powerful multimedia hub with an unbelievable level of choice and ease in accessing digital entertainment. You’ve never seen your television like this before. Verismo Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, California, with offices in Bangalore, India. See more from http://www.verismonetworks.com/.


Tuxera Enters TOP 25 European Start-up Companies

Press Release
November 27, 2009

Tuxera Enters TOP 25 European Start-up Companies
Qualifies for Eurecan European Venture Contest Final

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Tuxera Ltd has been selected from over 100 pre-qualified companies into TOP 25 European start-up companies. Tuxera will compete for the 90.000 euros prize at the Final of the Eurecan European Venture Contest Barcelona on 14 and 15 December 2009. Tuxera qualified for the final after winning a start-up competition earlier this month in Turin, Italy.

Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki comments: "We are naturally extremely happy about this award. Tuxera is a born global growth company whose headquarters are in Finland by chance. Our main markets are software, semiconductor and consumer electronic manufacturers located in Asia, United States and Europe."

Tuxera Ltd was founded to commercialize the leading NTFS open source project. NTFS is the main file system in Microsoft Windows. Tuxera CTO Szabolcs Szakacsits has been the project leader since 2006.

Szakacsits explains: "For example every digital camera and set-top-box has a file system that writes picture and video files on a memory card or hard disk drive. Many of these devices are running nowadays Linux. If you want to read the pictures or videos directly from a Windows or Mac computer, the files must have been written with an interoperable file system such as NTFS."

Tuxera's major achievements in 2009 include collaboration agreements with Microsoft. Thus, Tuxera is currently the only company providing Windows-interoperable NTFS and exFAT file system drivers to device manufacturers who use Linux or other non-Windows platform.

European TOP 25: http://www.e-unlimited.com/events/view.aspx?events_pages_id=463
Blog post after the qualifying event: Tuxera Wins Venture Contest, November 5, 2009


Tuxera NTFS Available for Cavium Networks ECONA Processors

Press Release
September 8, 2009

Tuxera Announces NTFS Support for Cavium Networks ECONA Family of ARM®-Based Energy Efficient System-on-Chip (SoC) Processors for the Digital Home

Tuxera’s Next Generation NTFS Driver delivers significantly accelerated file system performance on ECONA Family of CNS3XXX Processors

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Tuxera, the leading provider of high-performance NTFS and exFAT file system drivers, today announced support for the ECONA CNS3XXX ARM-based Energy Efficient Processors from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications. Tuxera’s interoperable file system drivers are a natural fit for hardware manufacturers as well as software and system integrators. Cavium’s ECONA and OCTEON® processors will be presented at Broadband World Forum Europe on September 7-9 2009 in booth # 158.

As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, Tuxera provides to Cavium’s customers high-performance NTFS file system drivers that ensure seamless interoperability with Windows-based computers.” Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki comments: “It has been a pleasure to work together with Cavium Networks’ cutting-edge product development. Once again, end users will benefit from increasing usability and performance with low costs. We strongly believe that file system interoperability will be a standard feature in every high-end home entertainment device.”

Sridhar Gollapudi, Director of Marketing for Connected Home and Office Group at Cavium Networks notes: “The performance enhancement that is evident with Tuxera’s file system accelerators provides a good fit with the advanced storage processing capabilities of the ECONA CNS3XXX SoC processors. With the additional functionality and high performance that this joint solution provides, we are certain that customer adoption for high-end applications such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Media Servers will be very successful.”

The recently announced Cavium Networks next generation ECONA CNS3XXX family of ARM-based energy-efficient processors offer single and dual ARM11 MPCore processors, a rich set of integrated hardware accelerators and a range of I/Os for glueless voice, video and data connectivity. The processors are targeted for applications including FTTH broadband gateways, network attached storage appliances, multimedia picture frames, media and print servers, IP cameras and wireless access points. For more information about ECONA Family please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com/processor_ECONA-ARM.html

For further information:

Mikko Välimäki, CEO
Tel. +358-50-598-0498
email: mikko at tuxera dot com

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo, Marketing Communications Manager
Tel. +1-650-623-7033
email: angel dot atondo at caviumnetworks dot com

About Tuxera. Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system drivers that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS driver has over 10 million installations. We were the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera’s customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/

About Cavium Networks. Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage, wireless and video applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com/


Tuxera Signs Intellectual Property Agreement with Microsoft

Press release
August 26, 2009

Tuxera, the NTFS-3G File System Provider, Signs Intellectual Property Agreement with Microsoft and Announces Tuxera exFAT for Embedded Systems

HELSINKI, FINLAND: Today Tuxera Ltd, the company founded by the leading open source NTFS project NTFS-3G, announced extensive cooperation with Microsoft. As part of this cooperation, Tuxera has signed an Intellectual Property Agreement, and has joined Microsoft's exFAT Program, which will enable the launch of a new exFAT driver. In addition, Tuxera has joined Microsoft's Interop Vendor Alliance, a community of software and hardware vendors working together to enhance interoperability with Microsoft systems.

With the agreements, Tuxera becomes the first independent software vendor to offer exFAT drivers. Microsoft supports exFAT as the first choice for many file system interoperability needs, including flash memory in consumer devices. Further, the SD Card Association has chosen exFAT as the standard file system for their SDXC cards. Tuxera has now access to the exFAT specifications, Microsoft's source code implementation of exFAT, and testing and verification tools. Tuxera exFAT for Embedded Sytems will be first available for Linux.

"We are looking forward to working with an increasing number of OEM customers. Adding exFAT into our existing NTFS product portfolio is the logical step to help our customers solve any interoperable file system need they have," comments Szabolcs Szakacsits, Tuxera CTO and the founder of NTFS-3G.

"As an open source company, we feel excited to sign an intellectual property agreement with Microsoft. They are a great partner, and I am confident that our agreements, and this collaboration, will ensure a bright future for file system interoperability and data portability that benefits device manufacturers and consumers alike," says Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO.

For further information:

Mikko Välimäki, CEO
Tel. +358-50-598-0498
email: mikko at tuxera dot com

Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and CTO
Tel. +358-40-823-3360
email: szaka at tuxera dot com

About Tuxera: Tuxera offers NTFS and exFAT file system drivers that guarantee plug and play Windows interoperability. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera's industry-standard NTFS-3G driver has over 10 million installations. Tuxera was the first to implement reliable NTFS read/write support on Linux, Mac OS X, and other systems. Tuxera is also the first to offer exFAT for any system based on extensive collaboration with Microsoft including intellectual property and alliance agreements. Tuxera's customers include leading software, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Together we design the future of file system interoperability. See more from http://www.tuxera.com/

About exFAT: Extended file allocation table (exFAT) is a new file system that is a scalable solution to the growing needs of mobile personal storages. See more from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa914353.aspx

About Interop Vendor Alliance: The Interop Vendor Alliance is a community of software and hardware vendors working together to enhance interoperability with Microsoft systems. See more from: http://interopvendoralliance.com/


Entering the deal with Microsoft

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At Microsoft. From left: Anton Altaparmakov, Mikko Välimäki, and Szabolcs Szakacsits.

"I can't believe we are here!", Szabolcs remarked as soon as we had driven from the Seattle airport to Redmond and signed in to our mighty American-size hotel rooms. It was indeed a trip with a lot of preparation. Our talks with Microsoft had started almost a year ago when the company was founded. I had changed my role from an outside counsel to a company man sometime in March. First and foremost to get this deal done.

We came to Redmond to have an agreement, and in the end that is what we got. Three days of intensive meetings and talking -- it was very impressive to see a big company work very effectively when they finally wanted to go for it while we were there.

After we had signed, someone from Microsoft asked: "Have we ever done a deal so quickly?" "I don't think so," was the answer.

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A quick signature for a man, but a giant leap for the company.