October 23, 2002

MontaVista, Intel, Force Computers sponsor telecommunications developer seminars

Annette Oevermann writes: MontaVista Software, Inc. announced today that Intel Corporation, Force Computers and MontaVista Software are jointly sponsoring a series of three half-day seminars for software developers of telecommunications applications.

In these free seminars, MontaVista Software, Intel Corporation and Force Computers will demonstrate how modular communications platforms (comprised of open standards-based hardware and carrier-grade Linux operating system software) help network equipment and service providers bring their next-generation telecommunications applications to market faster and at a lower cost. The seminars, entitled "Modular COTS Platforms for Carrier Grade Applications," will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. (Nov 13), Paris, France (Nov 18) and Munich, Germany (Nov 20).

The seminars will give an overview of the three companies' joint carrier-grade modular solutions, introduce telecommunications-specific hardware and Linux platforms, and provide a live demonstration featuring MontaVista(tm) Linux® Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) running on the Intel architecture-based Force Computer platform.

Telecommunications and networking equipment manufacturers are increasingly under pressure to provide scalable, high-performance applications faster and at a lower cost. These seminars will demonstrate how to achieve these goals with platforms based on the wide range of communications-specific Intel architecture-based processors in combination with Force Computer?s standard building blocks and MontaVista Linux CGE, which enhances the standard Linux operating system with key features for deployment in carrier-grade environments. These features include high availability, a hardened driver architecture, resource monitoring and fault management services, and other carrier-grade capabilities.

For more information on the seminars, please visit: www.mvista.com/wwseminars/seminar.html

About MontaVista Software Inc.

MontaVista Software Inc. powers the embedded revolution by providing open-source systems software solutions for embedded developers. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista Software?s principal products include MontaVista(tm) Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVista Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition is a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development platform and a set of tool kits for x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a second-generation high availability product that is an ideal Linux platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several complementary technology products addressing specific customer needs such as the Java development environment, high availability technology, powerful graphics toolkits and more. MontaVista offers developers a family of products and services for embedded design and development targeted for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer devices.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Panasonic and Sony Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit http://www.mvista.com, email to info@mvista.com or call (408) 328-9200.

About Force Computers

Force Computers is a provider of standard and custom systems and board-level computer platforms for the embedded market, supporting embedded developments on Alpha, MIPS, Intel® Pentium® processors PowerPC?, PowerQUICC?, SPARC®, StrongARM, and 68K?, technologies for embedded UNIX®, Linux®, Windows NT® and real-time applications. More information about Force Computers is available at http://www.forcecomputers.com

About Intel

Intel, the world?s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

Contacts:

Joe Samagond,
Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications,
MontaVista Software Inc.,
Phone: (408) 328-9234,
E-mail: jsamagond@mvista.com

Patricia Colby,
PR Strategy and Business Development,
Pacifico Inc.,
Phone: (408) 293 8600 x340,
E-mail: pcolby@pacifico.com

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