by Jim Harrison
NXP Semiconductors has acquired Code Red Technologies.
Code Red is the maker of Red Suite 5, a full featured software development environment for ARM based microcontrollers. The Red Suite IDE is based on the Eclipse platform and includes the industry standard GNU tools.
The tools Version 5, released last fall, includes new compilers and libraries which further reduces target code size for ARM CPUs and includes support for all Cortex-M based processors. It will run on Windows, Linux and Mac OS-X hosts and has wizards and project support for Multicore MCUs.
Code Red has over 60k LPCXpresso-IDE registrations in their database. They have offices in The San Francisco Bay area and near Cambridge England. NXP will continue to support other tools such as Keil.