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May 5, 2016

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 5, 2016Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Zulu Embedded, Azul’s open source Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and development kit based on OpenJDK. Zulu Embedded was nominated in the “New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Software Development Solution” category in the 14th Annual American Business Awards. For device manufacturers and OEMs in the embedded, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, Zulu Embedded provides a proven Java platform that is 100% open source, compliant with the Java SE standard, fully certified by Azul, and requires no licensing fees.  Zulu Embedded currently supports Java versions 6, 7, and 8, with early access available for Java 9, for x86 and ARM processors across a variety of embedded operating systems.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, and more than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s winners.  Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the ABA awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20.

“We’re honored to have been awarded a Gold Stevie Award in the 2016 American Business Awards for Zulu Embedded,” said Scott Sellers, President and CEO of Azul Systems. “Zulu Embedded is revolutionizing how Java is now being used in embedded, mobile, and IoT designs, having been deployed in millions of devices.  It’s 100% open source and requires no license fees, thereby dramatically lowering the cost to embed a Java SE compliant and fully performant solution compared to other proprietary Java offerings.”

Zulu Embedded is available for download from the Azul Systems website at www.azul.com/zulu-embedded.

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About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, certified standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that help enable the real time business. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response times. Zulu and Zulu Embedded are Azul’s certified, open source builds of OpenJDK with a variety of flexible support options, available in configurations for the enterprise as well as custom and embedded form factors. For additional information, visit www.azul.com.

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