December 21, 2002

MontaVista Software Expands Distribution in Korea

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SEOUL, South Korea, December 19, 2002 â MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, and NEXTECH Solutions Co. Ltd. (NEXTECH), a Korean distributor of embedded software, have joined forces to distribute and support MontaVista Software products in Korea.
Under terms of the agreement, NEXTECH will market and distribute the full range of MontaVista products, including MontaVista⢠Linux® Professional Edition, MontaVista⢠Linux® Carrier Grade Edition, Java for MontaVista Linux, Qt/Embedded for MontaVista Linux and MontaVista Graphics. NEXTECH will also provide front line technical support for local software developers.

"Linux is rapidly gaining popularity in Korea and MontaVista Software is solidifying its channel capacity to take advantage of this opportunity," said Raymond Mak, vice president of Asia Pacific Sales for MontaVista Software. "Korea is one of the largest embedded markets in Asia Pacific and with the help of NEXTECH we will further expand our presence in the Korean market."

"We see a huge demand for MontaVista Linux solutions in Korea, and we are very glad to be representing MontaVista in such an environment," said Yoojin Chun, CEO and president of NEXTECH. "NEXTECH has broad expertise in the embedded field and will provide complete embedded MontaVista Linux solutions and support to our Korean customers."

About Nextech

NEXTECH, partly owned by Dasan Networks, Inc., has more than 10 years experience of technical expertise in embedded RTOSes, network protocol, and PowerPC and ARM hardware design, as well as BSP (LSP) porting and device driver development for Korean customers. NEXTECH targets carrier-class telecommunication equipment, Internet appliances and industry/military communication control systems. NEXTECH has its headquarters and an engineering subsidiary in Seoul.

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⢠Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVista⢠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 x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa, OMAP 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, Sony, Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

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.


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