SSI Embedded Systems Programming
Achieves Woman Owned Business Enterprise Certification

(Chicago, Illinois), December 5, 2005, After 13 years in the embedded systems industry, SSI Embedded Systems Programming is pleased to announce that it has recently been granted certification as a Women Business Enterprise by theWomen's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States and is an advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. To qualify for the certification, SSI met all the criteria set forth by the organization, which requires fifty-one percent ownership by a woman or women, and proof of effective management.

SSI Embedded Systems Programming specializes in software development services to a variety of industries including appliances, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial, printing, retail and telecommunications. According to U.S. Census Bureau report released in July 2005, “Over half of women-owned firms were in service-related industries, including health care and professional services.” What makes SSI unique is their heavy engineering focus in a traditionally male-dominated field.

Commenting on the recent certification, president Michele Mordacq said, "We continue to experience steady growth as a direct result of our customers' satisfaction with the quality and timeliness of product deliverables. Becoming a certified Women’s Business Enterprise will broaden opportunities for our services to existing corporate clients such as Motorola, Westell and Invensys."

About Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, works to foster diversity in the world of commerce to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC has 14 partner organizations across the country who offer WBENC certification in all 50 states. Visit them at http://www.wbenc.org.

About SSI Embedded Systems Programming
SSI Embedded Systems Programming has been assisting hi-tech companies in getting their products to market since 1992 – from their technical lab located in Glen Ellyn, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

SSI offers professional programming services, developing hardware-based real-time software products including firmware, rapid prototypes, device drivers, boot loaders, machine to machine (M2M), platform porting, network/communications, protocol stacks, wireless, RF and embedded user interfaces. Development platforms include embedded Linux, UNIX and Windows XP/CE.