September 19, 2003

MontaVista Supports New Development Platforms

Patricia Colby writes "Provides Integrated Solution for Network Equipment OEMs Developing Access, Edge and Metro/Core Applications.

Intel Developer Forum, San Jose, Calif., Sept. 18, 2003 -- MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that MontaVistaî Linuxî Professional Edition will support the new Intelî IXDP2401, IXDP2801 and IXDP2851 advanced development platforms for customers of Intel network processors.

Intel introduced these new development platforms at the Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, Calif., this week, to enhance support for open modular communications standards such as PICMG3.x AdvancedTCA(TM), which is ideal for network equipment OEMs developing access, edge and metro-core applications. The new platforms also allow maximum flexibility for these companies to incorporate third party software, hardware and boards.

MontaVista Linux already supports the Intelî IXP4XX, IXP2400, IXP2800 and IXP2850 network processors, which are designed to meet requirements within the core infrastructure, the network edge and in customer premises equipment (CPE). These network processors are optimized in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness for each of these respective segments.

"The combination of the new Intel development platforms and MontaVista Linux will help equipment makers rapidly introduce next-generation ATCA-based networking systems," said Doug Davis, general manager, Intel Network Processor Division. "MontaVista Linux Professional Edition can help OEMs of high performance network systems, including switches and routers, rapidly develop and deploy new platforms."

MontaVista Linux is a complete embedded operating system and cross development environment. This award-winning product contains an impressive array of cross-development tools for system and application development, unparalleled processor and board support, and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers, and other run-time components.

"MontaVista Linux offers a powerful operating system and development environment enabling companies to build a wealth of advanced networking and real-time capabilities into their devices, achieving quicker time-to-market and lower total costs," added Sheila Baker, vice president, Marketing, MontaVista Software. "Now, telecommunications equipment designers can benefit from the enhanced communication standards support of Intel's new development platforms together with the performance, reliability and flexibility of our scalable operating system."

MontaVista Software is an Associate Member with the Intelî Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers. For more information please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.

Availability

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition currently provides support for Intelî network processors, and will provide support for the new Intel development platforms shortly after they become available. The Professional Edition is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, deployment components, access to the MontaVista Zone (customer resource portal), comprehensive technical support and hands-on Linux training classes.

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 http://www.mvista.com.

About the Intelî Communications Alliance
The Intelî Communications Alliance is a membership-based alliance program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply line of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit: www.intel.com

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. Intel IXP and XScale family are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. AdvancedTCA and ATCA are trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Contacts:

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

Patricia Colby,
PR Strategy and Business Development,
Pacifico Inc.,
Phone: (408) 293-8600 ext. 340,
E-mail: pcolby@pacifico.com"

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