July 6, 2004

New MontaVista Application Development Tools

Annette Oevermann writes "MontaVista Unveils New Tools for Application Developers. Enables Software Developers to Increase Productivity and Reduce Development Risk.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 6, 2004 - MontaVista Software, Inc. today announced MontaVista(r) Linux(r) Professional Edition (Pro) ADK, a new product addressing the increased role of application software in next-generation computing devices. Designed for building applications that run on MontaVista Linux powered devices, the ADK offers developers a powerful enterprise-class development environment.

Pro ADK represents a full application development tool-set built around MontaVista Software's Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment, MontaVista DevRocket(tm). The ADK provides core MontaVista Linux software libraries and header files, enabling full MontaVista Linux application development on Windows(r), Solaris(tm) and Linux workstations. In addition to the standard MontaVista cross-architecture tools, the ADK also includes x86 versions of the product, enabling developers to prototype their applications on generic PC hardware or simulator environments running MontaVista Linux, prior to real target hardware availability. Because both Pro and Pro ADK are built from a common source-base that spans a broad range of supported processor architectures, developers can be assured that their application software will run with little to no additional effort on MontaVista Linux-powered devices.

"As increasingly powerful semiconductor technology is designed-in to next generation computing devices, application software is playing an ever more prominent role," said Jacob Lehrbaum, product manager, MontaVista Software. "Using the ADK, developers can rapidly and effectively build applications for use on MontaVista powered devices and thus improve their competitive edge."

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition delivers a full and comprehensive development solution to device manufacturers including an industry-leading embedded operating system and a powerful cross development environment delivering everything developers need to build advanced embedded devices. The product delivers modern OS features such as real-time functionality, multi-process capabilities and multi-threaded remote debugging, with extensive bundled software components including rich networking.


MontaVista Linux Professional Edition ADK 3.1 is scheduled to be available in August through MontaVista and its worldwide distribution channels. MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition ADK and MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition ADK will be available later this year. More information is available at www.mvista.com/products

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software and development tools for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista empowers software developers by providing Open Source GNU/Linux-based software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products that address software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista products include MontaVista Linux Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade Editions. MontaVista DevRocket, a powerful integrated development environment, delivers state-of-the-art development tools across all product Editions and MontaVista Graphics offers a rich GUI development tools platform.

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, China Development Industrial Bank, RRE Ventures, US Venture Partners, WR Hambrecht + Co., as well as IBM, Infineon Ventures, Intel Capital, Panasonic (Matsushita), Samsung Ventures America, Siemens Venture Capital, Sony, Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit www.mvista.com.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista and DevRocket are trademarks or registered trademarks of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.



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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