June 17, 2002

MontaVista Software partners with IDT to provide Linux® support for integrated communications proces

Annette Oevermann writes: IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, and MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced a partnership to provide Linux® support for IDT's integrated communications processors targeted for existing and emerging applications including Ethernet switching, gateways, wireless access points and virtual private networks (VPNs).
As the first deliverable of the partnership, the MontaVista? Linux Professional Edition, MontaVista Software?s flagship product, has been initially optimized to support IDT?s RC32334 integrated communications processor and 79S334 evaluation board, with plans to support additional IDT processors. Customers can utilize IDT?s integrated communications processors and the robust and scalable development environment from MontaVista Software to design, develop and deploy their applications.

Building on the success as the leading provider of communications processors in the Ethernet switching market, IDT?s RC32334 integrated communications processor, based on the 32-bit MIPS® instruction set architecture (ISA), is a system-on-a-chip (SOC) solution designed to offer optimal price/performance for emerging embedded applications. The device operates at up to 150 MHz and features an on-chip, industry-standard PCI bridge operating at up to 66 MHz; a flexible memory controller; and standard general-purpose system modules including a DMA controller, interrupt controller and serial ports. The 79S334 evaluation board has multiple PCI slots to allow a variety of off-the-shelf peripherals, such as Ethernet cards, to be used in system design and debug.

"MontaVista Software targets the leading MIPS-based embedded CPUs and boards to meet our customer demands with the scalable and full featured MontaVista Linux," said John Nielson, director of business development for MIPS architecture at MontaVista Software. "The IDT/MontaVista partnership provides embedded developers with the flexibility and performance of IDT?s integrated communications processors while leveraging all the advantages of a Linux-based development platform."

"Customers in the highly cost-sensitive applications that IDT?s integrated processors serve are clearly viewing the adoption of Linux as a way to further reduce system costs," said Sandra Chang, strategic partner program manager for IDT's integrated communications processors. "Our partnership with MontaVista Software provides OEMs of high-performance communications systems with a high-quality Linux platform for their development and deployment needs, and we look forward to continued support for a range of our integrated communications processors."

IDT's Integrated Communications Processors

IDT's portfolio of integrated communications processors includes the RC32355 and RC32351 processors, as well as the RC32334 and RC32332 devices, and provides designers of communications systems a range of choices as the base for cost-conscious embedded applications. Additional information about this product portfolio can be found at http://www.idt.com/products/pages/Integrated_Proce ssors.html.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1, based on the Linux kernel version 2.4.17, targets 24 processors supporting 68 COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) and reference boards. MontaVista Linux provides native Linux real-time performance with the MontaVista pre-emptible kernel and real-time scheduler. MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 is available as part of a subscription package that includes the powerful embedded operating system; development tools for prototyping, building, scaling, testing and deploying a design; a choice of development hosts, and access to the MontaVista Zone ? a customer Web portal ? and access to Embedded Linux training classes.

About IDT

IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including integrated communications processors, IP co-processors and telecom products. The portfolio is also comprised of key support products optimized for communications applications, including the industry?s broadest selection of FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,700 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in California and Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, as well as the Nasdaq-100Index® (NDX), which includes the largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at www.idt.com or on CD-ROM by calling (800) 345-7015. The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

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?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 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 brands or products are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. IDT disclaims any proprietary interest in the trademarks of others.

Contacts:

Lindsay Sakamoto,

IDT Corporate Communications,

Phone: (408) 492-8314,

E-mail: lindsay.sakamoto@idt.com

Joe Samagond,

MontaVista Software,
Phone: (408) 328-9234,
E-mail: jsamagond@mvista.com

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