MontaVista Leads Industry in Mobile Linux Deployments and Revenue
Analyst firm VDC ranks MontaVista in top four for mobile application operating systems
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 16, 2007 –
MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leading provider of
Linux® for intelligent devices and communications infrastructure, is also the leader in embedded
Linux for mobile devices, according to a recent report from analyst firm Venture Development
Corporation (VDC). The growth of Linux-based handsets is accelerating in all global markets
due to the availability of commercial Linux for mobile platforms with complete toolsets and
testing environments. The VDC report also states that MontaVista Software is the fourth-largest
mobile application operating system provider in terms of revenue, with the company's Mobilinux
product taking market share away from industry giants Microsoft, Symbian, and
"Linux has been a major force for change within the embedded software industry and
MontaVista Software is a leader in this segment of the market," said Stephen Balacco, Director,
Embedded Software Practice, Venture Development Corporation. "The technology leadership
and execution of MontaVista is enhanced by its extensive global partner ecosystem, which
includes many of the industry's leading semiconductor manufacturers, boards and systems
vendors, development tools suppliers, integrators, and independent software vendors."
MontaVista Mobilinux is deployed on more than 35 million mobile devices worldwide, and
supports several mobile architectures. Nearly all major phone manufacturers are MontaVista
customers, including recently announced projects with Motorola, Enteos, and NEC. In 2006,
nearly 15 million new handsets were sold worldwide running MontaVista Mobilinux. Mobile
devices using Mobilinux provide end-users with a rich user experience that integrates music,
video, and connected services.
"Linux is growing rapidly on mobile devices because of its solid reliability, its great flexibility, and
because it accelerates the development cycle," said Tom Kelly, president and CEO of
MontaVista Software. "The leading handset OEMs have said that MontaVista Mobilinux and our
ecosystem of partners have become central to their strategies because our innovations in hard
real-time, hardware support, and tools give the OEMs capabilities for 3G and beyond."
MontaVista Software's flagship mobile solution, Mobilinux, is an optimized Linux operating
system and development environment for mobile devices with requirements for power
management, hard real-time performance, rapid start-up times, and small footprints. Built on the
proven fourth-generation MontaVista Linux platform, Mobilinux is the only proven commercial
Linux platform optimized for mobile devices. Mobilinux developer tools optimize memory usage,
significantly reducing the total memory footprint, saving RAM and flash for differentiating
functionality in areas such as increased graphical, multimedia, and connectivity capabilities.
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
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