Embedded Linux Innovator MontaVista Named Finalist in 2007 American Business Awards℠
Named finalist as "Most Innovative Company" for pioneering Linux for mobile devices
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15, 2007 – MontaVista® Software Inc., the leading provider of Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, was named a finalist in the Most Innovative Company category in the 2007 American Business Awards. MontaVista was selected due to its growth and dominance in embedded Linux, a market that is expected to grow exponentially due to rising demand for intelligent mobile devices such as personal navigation systems, entertainment players, and smart phones.
MontaVista helps NEC, Motorola, Sony, and thousands of other companies meet new challenges around the convergence of data, voice, and multimedia. Mobile device OEMs, networking and telecom equipment providers, and their carrier and operator customers, rely on MontaVista Mobilinux and MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux to provide the backbone software infrastructure that delivers voice, data, music, video, and location-based services to customers worldwide.
"Being named a finalist for this award further validates the speed, reliability, and innovative functions we enable for companies and developers, and our ability to deliver solutions that match our customers' needs," said Tom Kelly, president and CEO of MontaVista. "Because many millions of devices around the world run MontaVista Linux, our customers know they can rely on MontaVista to enable them to deliver unique innovations quickly."
The American Business Awards (the "Stevie Awards") are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. MontaVista is a finalist in the Most Innovative Company category for companies up to 2,500 employees.
Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May. Members of the Awards' board of distinguished judges and advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners this week from among finalists. The board includes business luminaries such as Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes; Bruce Nelson, chairman and CEO of Office Depot; marketing gurus Don Peppers and Martha Rogers; Anthony Robbins, chairman and CEO of The Anthony Robbins Companies; Drew Schutte, publisher of Wired Magazine; Jeffrey Tarr, chairman and CEO of Hoover's Inc.; and Donald Trump, chairman, president and CEO of The Trump Organization.
Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 700 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be videocast on the Internet and broadcast on radio, and hosted by Larry Wilmore of TV's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software Inc. is the leading provider of Linux for intelligent devices and telecommunications infrastructure. MontaVista delivers a commercial-quality Linux operating system, time-saving development tools, expert support, and design and migration services. MontaVista has more than 400 partners, and thousands of companies use MontaVista embedded Linux to add functionality, increase reliability, reduce costs, and accelerate product development. MontaVista has offices in 15 countries. For more information, please visit www.mvista.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars," Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
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