Six out of the Ten Leading Worldwide Mobile Phone Providers Use Electric Cloud's ElectricAccelerator

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ElectricAccelerator Speeds Build Cycles, Reduces Time to Market

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ElectricAccelerator is the leading build acceleration solution for companies developing on or for mobile devices, particularly among smartphone providers

Electric Cloud® today announced that its award-winning ElectricAccelerator® software is becoming the de facto industry standard for speeding software builds and reducing time to market in the mobile device industry. Today, six out of the ten largest worldwide mobile phone providers* and the leading mobile chipset providers are using ElectricAccelerator to deliver new devices, faster, and with higher quality. Electric Cloud will be showcasing a new version of ElectricAccelerator at the Symbian SmartPhone Show at Stand # 71, along with its full line of software production management (SPM) products.

"ElectricAccelerator is the leading build acceleration solution for companies developing on or for mobile devices, particularly among smartphone providers," said Mike Maciag, Electric Cloud CEO. "ElectricAccelerator addresses unique problems of developing software for mobile devices, such as building and testing across a large number of targets and intense time-to-market pressures. By making the software build cycles fast and reliable, developers are more productive, software quality is improved, and providers can gain competitive advantage."

The software that powers even the tiniest mobile phones is some of the most complex in the world. With the proliferation of handset models and increasing time-to-market pressures, mobile device companies are releasing software more frequently and to more targets (phone models) than ever before. At the same time, handset feature proliferation has made cycles grow longer and longer. This creates a development "crunch" where teams are doing more, faster than ever before. The build-test-deploy phase in the development process can be a major bottleneck, with the simple act of compiling the software on a smartphone representing a multi-hour, if not a multi-day exercise. This presents a time-to-market challenge and a roadblock to agile development techniques such as continuous integration.

ElectricAccelerator is a software build solution that accurately executes parallel builds across scalable clusters of standard hardware to reduce build times by as much as 20 times. ElectricAccelerator has been proven to be the fastest way to build the Symbian, Series60 and UIQ mobile operating systems (as much as 11x times faster than without ElectricAccelerator). It leverages patented technology that identifies and monitors job dependencies for fast and accurate builds. Faster, more accurate builds dramatically reduces the time developers spend waiting for their builds to complete and enables them to do complete builds before checking in their changes. This means faster time to market and ultimately better code quality.

ElectricAccelerator, along with ElectricCommander® and ElectricInsight®, comprise Electric Cloud's full line of SPM solutions for accelerating, automating and analyzing the software build-test-deploy process. For more information about Electric Cloud's SPM solutions, please go to http://www.electric-cloud.com/products/index.php.

About Electric Cloud
Electric Cloud is the leading provider of software production management (SPM) solutions. Electric Cloud solutions automate, accelerate and analyze software build-test-deploy processes to optimize both physical and virtual IT environments. The company's patented and award-winning products help development organizations to speed time to market, boost developer productivity, and improve software quality. Leading companies across a variety of industries, including semiconductors, enterprise IT, ISVs, mobile devices, and transactional Web sites rely on Electric Cloud's SPM solutions to transform software production from a liability to a competitive advantage. For customer inquiries please contact Electric Cloud at (408) 419-4300 or http://www.electric-cloud.com.

*Source - Financial Times - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/15428f4e-e561-11dc-9334-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

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