September 9, 2002

MontaVista Software announces support for Intel IOP321 I/O processor

Patricia Colby writes: MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced immediate availability of the MontaVista(tm) Linux® Professional Edition 2.1 development environment for the Intel® IOP321 I/O processor.

The IOP321 processor, based on Intel® XScale (tm) technology, is ideal for designs, which require high performance, low power consumption and a rich set of integrated peripherals. The XScale microarchitecture is a powerful processor technology targeted for applications in Internet-connected appliances, as well as for network infrastructure devices and storage solutions.

"MontaVista Software provides a product that can help our mutual customers cut costs and save development time in the increasingly competitive storage and networking markets," said Bill Rollender, director of Marketing for Intel's Storage Components Division. ?We can help OEMs create enhanced productivity and performance features for their next generation of network storage products."

MontaVista(TM) Linux® Professional Edition 2.1 is the next generation of the company?s classic and award-winning embedded OS platform. It includes cross development tools and native tool chains for local development, along with extensive real-time features.

"MontaVista Software proudly adds the Intel IOP321 I/O processor to the industry-leading array of embedded CPUs that we support," said Brian Grega, vice president, Strategic Accounts, MontaVista Software. "The powerful combination of MontaVista Linux and the IOP321 I/O processor provides a robust foundation for building intelligent I/O systems, particularly those used in network storage applications such as RAID."

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 has the broadest hardware support in the industry. It targets 24 processors and supports more than 70 COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) and reference boards.


MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 for Intel IOP321 I/O processor is available immediately from MontaVista Software and the company's sales and distribution channels worldwide. It is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, access to the MontaVista Zone, one year of technical support and access to training classes. MontaVista Linux 2.1 is open source, royalty-free and built from 100 percent pure Linux sources.

MontaVista Software is a member the Intel® Internet Exchange Architecture (Intel® IXA) Developer Network.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and their associated infrastructure, for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux based open-source systems software solutions.
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(TM) Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition comprises a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development environments, and a versatile set of tools for the x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a next-generation high availability product that is the first Commercial Off-The-Shelf Linux (COTS) platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several complementary technology products addressing specific customer needs, such as Java development and runtime, powerful graphics capabilities and more.

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, email to or call (408) 328-9200.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.
Intel and XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

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