MontaVista adopts Moblin to deliver Linux commercialization solution for embedded devices

First Linux commercialization vendor supporting Moblin for the broad embedded market category

Nuremburg, Germany – Embedded World Conference (Booth 10-305) – 3 March, 2009 – MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, today at the Embedded World Conference announced support for the Moblin software platform. By supporting Moblin and Intel® Atom™ processors, developers of embedded devices can rely on the commercial quality and support provided by MontaVista Software to deliver new and innovative products to market.

With over 2000 customers, and powering over 50 million devices worldwide, MontaVista Linux is recognized as the leading commercial Linux for the embedded device developer. The product quality and support offered by MontaVista, combined with features such as pre-emption for real-time applications, make it the ideal choice for embedded applications. The open source platform supports the full feature set of the Intel® Atom processor, and combined with Moblin is ideally suited for any embedded application that demands connectivity, or multimedia and graphics intensive application support, in a low-power envelope.

“We are excited to be part of the Moblin community. It offers compatibility with existing and future x86 development environments and tools allowing reuse of existing, mature development infrastructure. By delivering MontaVista's embedded Linux commercialization based on Moblin, device manufacturers can bring commercial devices to market quickly and cost effectively” said Joerg Bertholdt, VP of Marketing at MontaVista Software. “They will be able to fully realize the benefits of the MontaVista and Moblin investment across a very broad range of different embedded applications, such as multi-media entertainment devices, industrial devices with extended life-time and temperature requirements and green consumer electronics.

“There is a strong demand for innovation in the market today for new types of devices that provide a true mobile internet experience,” said Ram Peddibhotla, open source business director, Intel Software and Services Group. “The Moblin software platform and Intel® Atom processors provide a foundation for that innovation by offering overall performance advantages, fast boot and software compatibility. Since Moblin is optimized to deliver on what embedded customers need, MontaVista is well positioned to provide time to market advantage for a wide range of customers across embedded market segments.”

“Intel's Atom architecture and MontaVista Linux based on Moblin is the best combination for our high performance, multimedia gaming machine platform EX6”, said Jyoji Usami, President of Videomail Japan, Inc. “MontaVista's commercial quality and support combined with access to the Atom and Moblin ecosystem allow us to bring a highly differentiated gaming platform to market very quickly”.

Moblin, an open source project hosted on Moblin.org, is an optimized Open Source Linux software stack and technology framework that delivers visually rich internet, media experience on Intel® Atom Processor based devices.

Availability: MontaVista Linux for Intel® Atom will be available in mid-March.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com

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