March 18, 2003

MontaVista Software Joins Open Mobile Alliance

Annette Oevermann writes "CTIA Wireless, New Orleans, March 17, 2003 MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced it has joined the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), a global organization formed to foster worldwide growth in the mobile services market.

The Open Mobile Alliance is designed to be the global center of all mobile application standardization work, enabling the creation of mobile services. This is achieved by defining an open standards-based framework to permit applications and services to be built, deployed and managed efficiently and reliably in a multi-vendor environment.

The Open Mobile Alliance comprises approximately 300 member companies covering the entire mobile services value chain, including the worlds leading mobile operators, device and network suppliers, information technology and infrastructure companies, and content providers. OMA membership includes industry leaders such as Alcatel, AT&T Wireless Services, Cisco Systems, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Sony, AOL Time Warner, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Yamaha.

MontaVista Software strongly believes in the benefits of open standards and looks forward to contributing to this initiative, said Scott Hedrick, senior product marketing manager, MontaVista Software. Ultimately, from systems software to mobile services, the power of open standards will shape the wireless future.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade, along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

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, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

About the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) delivers open standards for the mobile industry, helping to create interoperable services, which work across countries, operators and mobile terminals and are driven by users' needs. To expand the mobile market, companies supporting the Open Mobile Alliance will work to stimulate the fast and wide adoption of a variety of new, enhanced mobile information, communication and entertainment services. The Open Mobile Alliance includes all key elements of the wireless value chain, and contributes to the timely and efficient introduction of services and applications. For more information, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) name and logo are trademarks of Open Mobile Alliance Ltd. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.


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

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PR Strategy and Business Development,
Pacifico, Inc.,
Phone (408) 293-8600 ext. 340,


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