Embedded OEMs to Benefit from Citrix Acquisition of Ardence

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Jan. 8, 2007

Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Ardence. This is very good news for all embedded OEMs, and in particular for our 3,000+ embedded customers.

This strategic acquisition by Citrix strengthens our ability to deliver world-class embedded products, support, training and consulting.

We continue to accelerate embedded development initiatives on all fronts: control technologies enabling deterministic performance; virtualization; multi-core and symmetric multi-processing, Vista optimization, and Intel® Active Management Technology.

In short, we’re committed to embedded technology leadership and innovation and we’re energized that Citrix sees synergy in our businesses. Becoming part of such a large, successful international company will certainly help Ardence penetrate new markets and will increase the pace at which we deliver technology to the market. Most important, we will continue to provide clear competitive advantages to our customers.

Embedded Performance Solutions

Ardence, which will retain its brand name and operate as “Ardence, a Citrix Company”, will continue to define the standards for COTS-based embedded systems.

Ardence’s market leading RTX® real-time extension to Windows; our widely deployed Phar Lap ETS® real-time OS; and other leading-edge products such ReadyOn® and Select™ provide OEMs with a wide range of software solutions to enhance performance, control, reliability and security of embedded systems.

Citrix clearly understands that the line between embedded and enterprise technology is blurring, and that devices need to be dynamic – updated, patched, reliable and available. We believe that a combination of Ardence IP (RTX, ETS, ReadyOn and Select), and Citrix technology will create and manage the next generation of dynamic devices for Industrial Automation, Medical, Telecomm, Gaming, POS and many other verticals.

Citrix Application Delivery

Citrix application delivery infrastructure solutions help companies ensure the best performance, security and total cost of ownership (TCO) of mission-critical business applications as they travel over the network to end users. Citrix uses a range of technologies that are best suited for each type of application delivery - virtualization for client server applications; optimization for web applications and streaming for the desktop.

These application delivery technologies help companies ensure that mission-critical applications meet their intended business objectives in an increasingly dynamic and unpredictable world. The acquisition of Ardence and its real-time provisioning technology will give enterprises more options in how they deliver applications and apply enterprise resources in the most efficient way possible. This is critical in a world where reducing costs, increasing security and delivering a transparent experience are paramount concerns for businesses.

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2005 was $909M.


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