July 13, 2002

MontaVista Software expands distribution in Korea

Annette Oevermann writes "SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2002 -- MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, and MIZI Research Incorporated (MIZI), a leading Linux company in Korea, have joined forces to distribute and support MontaVista Software products in Korea.

Under terms of the agreement, MIZI will market and distribute the full range of MontaVista products, including MontaVista Linux® Professional Edition, MontaVista Linux® Carrier Grade Edition, Visual Age® Micro Edition for MontaVista Linux and MontaVista Graphics in Korea. The company will also provide first-line technical support for local software developers.

The telecommunications and consumer electronics industries in Korea are accelerating their migration of software platforms from proprietary OSes to Linux, said Youngjin Seo, CEO & president of MIZI. We believe that the MontaVista Linux line of products, which are known for their robustness and scalability, will fulfill an important need for our customers in Korea.

Linux is rapidly gaining popularity in Korea and MontaVista Software is expanding its channel to address the growing market demand, said Raymond Mak, vice president of Asia Pacific Sales for MontaVista. Mizi Research has the required resources, market presence and customer base, to provide excellent market penetration and local support, he added.

MIZI is a professional mobile software developer based on Linux. The company has developed mobility oriented technologies and served customers with embedded Linux engineering expertise since it was established in 1997. MIZI has its headquarters in Seoul, Korea. For more information, please see http://www.mizi.com.

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 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.

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.

PR Contacts:

MIZI Research Inc.,
Michael Lee,
TEL: +82-2-538-0230,
Email: info@mizi.com

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

Bill Weinberg,
Director of Strategy/Evangelism,
MontaVista Software Inc.,
Phone: (408) 328-9213,
E-mail: bill@mvista.com"

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