August 26, 2002

MontaVista Software expands custom engineering services

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and ROCHESTER, NY -- August 26, 2002 -- MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced an agreement with Vanteon Corporation to provide customized technical services for subscribers of MontaVistaTM Linux®.

Vanteon, a national provider of hardware and software product development services, offers turnkey solutions and customized engineering services in a variety of specialty areas, including embedded software and hardware. Vanteon is the first company to join the MontaVista Professional Services Partnering Program, a select group of geographically distributed companies that provide custom engineering services for MontaVista Software's products.

"MontaVista has a tremendous track record of providing quality professional services to subscribers," said Kristin Anderson, director of Customer Engineering, MontaVista Software. "While our successful business model is based primarily on product subscription sales, we are striving to meet a growing need for custom engineering services by leveraging the services of Vanteon. Vanteon has worked with high profile corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Agilent, and Palm, and has an excellent reputation for quality services while meeting aggressive schedules."

Vanteon will offer custom development and consulting services for embedded software design and implementation, software integration, and custom driver development for MontaVista Linux. It will also offer complete integration with third-party protocol stacks, system management software and custom applications. Customers can work with Vanteon to validate processor ports, board ports, device drivers, and/or kernel and library modifications.

"MontaVista Software is a leader in embedded Linux and a growing force in the embedded market. It has imposed strict criteria and rigorous training for all of its professional service partners," said Nick Kayes, national sales manager, Vanteon. "Vanteon will provide MontaVista Software with expanded capabilities to help their customers' embedded developers customize MontaVista Linux for their own particular needs."

About Vanteon

Vanteon Corporation is an industry leader in software and hardware product development, offering exceptional experience and expertise in commercial software, hardware and embedded solutions, biometrics/security and quality assurance. For almost 20 years, Vanteon has been providing complete turnkey development, from concept to gold master, and the combination of well-refined product development and QA processes and innovation enables Vanteon to deliver superior results. For more information about Vanteon, please visit, email or call 585-248-0510.

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 MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVistaTM 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.

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.


Joe Samagond,
Director of Marketing Communications,
MontaVista Software Inc.,
Phone (408) 328-9234,

Margaret Love McGuckin,
Director of Marketing,
Vanteon Corporation,
Phone (585) 248-0510,

Patricia Colby,
PR Strategy and Business Development,
Pacifico Inc. (for MontaVista),
Phone (408) 293-8600 ext. 340,
Annette Oevermann

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