Tuxera selects Tuukka Ahoniemi as new CEO

Leadership change marks new chapter for global embedded and enterprise storage provider

ESPOO, Finland – August 21, 2019 – Tuxera, the world-leading embedded and enterprise storage software and networking technology company, today announced that Tuukka Ahoniemi has been appointed as the new CEO of the company, effective 1 September 2019. Previously the Senior Vice President of Strategy at The Qt Company, Ahoniemi comes with a wide background in managing international embedded software business, and holds a doctorate degree in Computer Science. The former CEO, Mikko Välimäki, has decided to pursue new ventures outside of Tuxera.

“After a comprehensive search, we are very excited to welcome Tuukka as the new CEO of Tuxera. Tuukka brings us the extensive hands-on experience and strategic vision to take Tuxera forward,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and CTO of Tuxera. “We are constantly pushing the boundaries of storage and networking software. With Tuukka’s leadership, we will ensure smooth growth, and continue to provide the secure, high performance storage management solutions Tuxera is known for.”

Tuxera has been developing fail-safe, premium quality implementations of both its own and industry-standard file systems such as FAT, exFAT, NTFS, APFS, HFS+ and SMB. The company’s state-of-the-art software has shipped in billions of consumer and mission critical devices, vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft to date. The appointment of Tuukka Ahoniemi as CEO reaffirms Tuxera’s commitment towards embracing and fostering new knowledge, possibilities, and leadership.

“I am delighted and proud to be joining Tuxera,” says Ahoniemi. “Tuxera’s combination of storage software expertise and people-centric culture make it a company unlike any other. With Tuxera’s leading innovations driving the future of embedded and enterprise storage, I see great opportunities ahead.”

For more information, please contact:

Tiffiny Rossi
Head of Marketing, Tuxera

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

 


Tuxera and Microsoft strengthen collaboration through new exFAT licensing

Allows Tuxera to provide high-quality, licensed exFAT implementation at smart price

REDMOND, Wash., and HELSINKI, Finland – August 14, 2019 – Tuxera announces that Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC and Tuxera have deepened their collaboration with a new exFAT partner agreement, fostering innovative business solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration will allow Tuxera to provide customers exFAT technology along with a patent license from Microsoft in a single competitively priced product.

“We are very happy with this arrangement. Now more than ever, customers deserve exFAT solutions that are hassle-free and intelligently priced. We are confident that with this increased cooperation, we will be able to provide these benefits even better than before,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and Chief Technology Officer at Tuxera. “As a global leader in file systems, we have developed our exFAT implementation for ultimate performance and fail-safety.”

“As the demand for data storage increases, it’s more important than ever that file system software keeps pace,” says Rob Kowal, Director of exFAT Licensing at Microsoft. “By strengthening our longstanding partnership, customers can focus on innovation because by using Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera their storage needs will be met.”

Powering the future of SD capability with bulletproof performance

Microsoft’s exFAT technology remains the industry leading file system embedded into nearly any device requiring high-capacity storage support—including USB drives, In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, and Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. With embedded storage needs rising among automotive systems, drones, and video content distributors, OEMs are facing a growing need for storage software able to keep up with market demands. Tackling this surge in storage demand requires first-class implementations able to get the most out of exFAT technology.

Since 2009, Tuxera has been a partner of Microsoft—their first within the domain of file system implementations. Thanks to this long-standing cooperation, Tuxera has developed a strong understanding of what’s required for a truly premium, high-capacity data storage experience for Windows-compatible file systems.

Precision-tuned for optimum performance regardless of the platform, Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera is customizable to suit your high-capacity flash storage needs. A high-performance kernel module built for speed and reliability, Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera allows you to attain the maximum I/O throughput from any device.

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For more information, please contact:

Tiffiny Rossi

Head of Marketing

About Tuxera

Tuxera is a leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Microsoft Technology Licensing

Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC was formed in 2014 to acquire, manage and license Microsoft’s patent portfolio.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

 


Tuxera brings exFAT to HTC 5G Hub for robust and seamless interconnectivity

The company’s proprietary exFAT file system implementation promises exceptional fail-safety for next-generation mobile and VR entertainment

ESPOO, Finland, and TAIPEI, Taiwan – July 31, 2019 – Tuxera, the world-leading storage software and networking technology company, has announced that HTC, the global leader in electronics innovation and design, has selected Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera to be integrated into the new HTC 5G Hub. The collaboration brings 5G to homes and offices of the future, providing customers with a secure, premium mobile connectivity experience.

“With 5G interconnectivity and high-speed streaming being important in the technology of the future, we are excited to work with HTC on their new 5G mobile smart hub,” says Zhiheng Yang, Director of Software Solutions China and Taiwan at Tuxera. “We’ve collaborated with HTC previously, and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with them again.”

“We chose Tuxera for the proven reliability, fail-safety, and premium quality of their solutions,” says Nigel Newby-House, AVP of product planning and go-to-market at HTC. “Having worked with Tuxera before, we knew the level of data transfer speed and data integrity we could achieve for our HTC 5g Hub through this joint effort. We greatly look forward to continued collaboration with Tuxera.”

Fueling the future with faultless 5G

With the significantly improved data transfer speeds and latency offered by 5G, demand for products capable of harnessing the technology are expected to increase rapidly in the near future. As the world’s first 5G mobile smart hub, the HTC 5G Hub answers these 5G needs with quality and versatility – functioning as a home media center and office environment enabler, all in-one. Featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform as well as Android™ 9 Pie support, the versatile device enables smooth 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and can function as a 5G mobile hotspot for up to 20 users.

With state-of-the-art connectivity, seamless and secure data transfer is paramount. Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera brings stable data storage management to consumer electronics. Tuxera’s high-performance Linux kernel module is customizable for multiple environments, and safely handles simultaneous HD streaming while achieving maximum I/O throughput – ensuring an efficient and fail-safe experience no matter the device or platform. Additionally, Tuxera has a special arrangement with Microsoft, allowing OEMs, ODMs, and suppliers to purchase the company’s proprietary exFAT file system implementation already covered by a full Microsoft exFAT patent license.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

Tiffiny Rossi

HTC contact:

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About HTC

HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC U and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). Find out more at www.htc.com.

 


Tuxera brings Reliance Velocity to SYSGO’s PikeOS for exceptional automotive data handling

The partnership promises increased performance and advanced security for automotive storage systems

MAINZ, Germany, and ESPOO, Finland – July 17, 2019 – Tuxera, the world-leading storage software and networking technology company, has announced its partnership with SYSGO, a European leader in RTOS and hypervisor technology. The alliance comes as a response to the growing global demand for increasingly advanced embedded file system storage in the automotive sector.

"More and more, we are seeing vehicles becoming interconnected with software, and open to the movement of data. ADAS systems and IVIs are great examples of this trend. Such levels of data use require storage software that is both fast-acting and stable. Reliance Velocity is our answer to this, and a result of our commitment to building the world’s best flash storage solutions. Through this partnership with SYSGO, we are confident that automotive file system storage will reach a new level of performance and security. The cooperation also expands our ecosystem to support safe and secure embedded systems," says Bernd Niedermeier, Sales Director of Automotive at Tuxera.

"It is great to have Reliance Velocity now supporting PikeOS®. By collaborating with Tuxera, we continue to provide high quality solutions for increasingly demanding automotive applications. Both PikeOS® and Reliance Velocity are known as robust and stable solutions that have a strong value for embedded systems in automotive and other vertical markets," says Franz Walkembach, VP Marketing & Alliances at SYSGO.

Powering up the RTOS for a new era of embedded

As automotive systems become increasingly complex and sophisticated, the need for seamless and secure data transfer and interpretation within a vehicle’s ECU has arguably never been higher.

Reliance Velocity is the only modern flash storage system that operates on all major automotive operating systems, including real-time data-heavy solutions. The software system offers high-end performance through minimal CPU usage as well as competitive read and write speeds. Reliance Velocity also prevents data corruption and loss, while reducing flash memory deterioration. In addition, with its multi-level encryption combined with user- and group-level quotas, Reliance Velocity enables improved security on PikeOS®’s architecture.

SYSGO’s PikeOS® is the only real-time operating system carrying the Common Criteria EAL3+ certification, providing MILS conformant security on an architectural level, which at the same time is certified according to ISO 26262. The operating system’s central kernel ensures separation between multiple applications, leading to a rigorous level of safety and security within its hypervisor platform. The combination of Reliance Velocity and PikeOS® brings new levels of speed, reliability, and cost-effective performance to the software stack – enabling advanced data-driven applications for automotive OEMs and Tier-1s.

For more information, please contact:
Tiffiny Rossi
Tuxera Head of Marketing

Markus Jastroch
SYSGO AG
Tel: +49 (0) 6136 9948-652

About Tuxera
Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast, and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About SYSGO
SYSGO is the leading European manufacturer of embedded operating systems, supporting safety and security-critical applications in the aerospace, automotive, railway, and IIoT industries for more than 25 years. The company develops and maintains PikeOS®, the world's first SIL 4 certified real-time operating system and hypervisor on multi-core. SYSGO's PikeOS separation kernel has been certified according to Common Criteria EAL 3+ and is currently the only real-time operating system worldwide that holds a CC certification for its separation performance. Also being certified to the strictest safety standards such as DO-178B/C, IEC 61508, EN 50128, and ISO 26262.

Headquartered in Klein-Winternheim near Frankfurt, Germany, SYSGO has subsidiaries in France, the Czech Republic and the UK and maintains a world-wide distribution network. The company is part of the European Thales Group.

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