SiRF Selects GoAhead to Provide Continuous, Uninterrupted Service for New Multimode-GPS Platform

SelfReliant Accelerates Time to Market for Server Product

BELLEVUE, Wash -GoAhead(R) Software, the leading provider of commercial off-the-shelf high availability (HA) software, today announced SiRF(R) Technology Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of GPS semiconductor and software solutions, has selected GoAhead’s SelfReliant(R) software to ensure that SiRF’s Multimode-GPS location servers provide continuous, uninterrupted location services for end users.

SiRF’s GPS technology delivers instant worldwide location information to mobile phones, car navigation and telematics systems, portable PCs, entertainment systems, hand-held devices and a wide-range of consumer products. SiRF’s products are designed to deliver fast and accurate location information to make real-time navigation practical where conventional GPS often fails.

"As a market leader in GPS enabled location technology, SiRF is committed to improving time to market without compromising product quality," said Kanwar Chadha, founder and vice president of marketing for SiRF Technology. "Selecting GoAhead SelfReliant allows us to meet our technology and business goals. With SelfReliant we address our high availability requirement, accelerate our development schedule, and reduce development risk of our project."

Because consumers expect reliable wireless location services, SiRF selected GoAhead’s high availability software to ensure that any failure in equipment or the network is transparent to the user. To achieve the required levels of uptime, SelfReliant is deployed on the SiRF Multimode-GPS location server, monitoring the hardware and operating system. If a failure is detected, SelfReliant automatically takes the appropriate steps to ensure consumers can continue using their location service without interruption. The recovery action can be as simple as an application re-start or as complex as a full failover to a redundant system.

"We are impressed with SiRF’s understanding that real-time reliability is a key component for widespread adoption of GPS enabled location solutions in mainstream mobile devices," remarked Jim Ewel, president and CEO at GoAhead Software. "Their development team leveraged GoAhead SelfReliant for real-time reliability, and considerable engineering expertise to create a market leading location platform."

GoAhead SelfReliant

GoAhead(R) SelfReliant(R) is high availability, systems management and distributed messaging software for developers of highly reliable systems. SelfReliant manages redundant components for 99.999% or better availability — or less than five minutes of downtime per year. The portfolio of products includes: Basic Availability Management to incorporate HA functionality in less than 30 minutes; Distributed Messaging for rapid inter- and intra-node communication; Embedded Systems Management for systems management building blocks; and SelfReliant Advanced Suite for the combination of high availability distributed messaging and embedded systems management or the highest levels of uptime. SelfReliant is a mature, proven product that features a modular architecture, high performance, easy-to-implement functionality and compliance with the Service Availability Forum’s industry standard interface specifications.

About SiRF Technology

SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. develops and markets semiconductor and software products that are designed to enable location-awareness utilizing GPS and other location technologies in high-volume mobile consumer devices and commercial applications. Location-awareness refers to the ability of a device to determine and make use of information regarding its location. SiRF’s technology has been integrated into mobile consumer devices, such as automobile navigation systems, mobile phones, PDAs, GPS-based peripherals and handheld GPS navigation devices, and into commercial applications, such as asset tracking devices and fleet management systems. SiRF markets and sells its products in four target platforms: automotive, consumer electronics, mobile computing, and wireless devices. The company trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the symbol SIRF. Additional information about SiRF and its Location Technology solutions can be found at

About GoAhead Software

GoAhead(R) Software provides software that allows equipment builders to create systems that operate continuously using inexpensive, standard hardware. The software is used in communications, military/aerospace, industrial control and other industries where downtime is unacceptable. GoAhead products are deployed worldwide in equipment such as wireless base station controllers, softswitches, defense applications and industrial controllers. The software helps developers reduce project risk, lower costs and achieve faster time-to-market. GoAhead is a privately held company with headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. For more information on GoAhead, visit the company’s web site at or call +1-425-453-1900.

GoAhead and SelfReliant are registered trademarks of GoAhead Software, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder.

SiRF is a registered trademark of SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc.
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