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MontaVista Linux Powers NEC’s New Home Server

MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution™, today announced the selection of MontaVista™ Linux® as the operating system for AX10, the new home AV server from NEC (TSE: 6701). The NEC AX10 home server is a disk-based recorder for audio-visual applications and is one of the “new style” of products developed by NEC as part of its personal computer line. With this “TV in a PC,” consumers can view, listen, edit, and save TV programs onto a hard disk or videotape. The AX10 lets users record broadcast content even when they are away from home, by using an i-mode cellular phone. It also connects personal PCs in a home network (wireless, Ethernet, etc.) with a variety of audio-visual equipment and distributes recorded content to every TV or PC in the home.

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Omron Software and MontaVista Partner to Provide Embedded Linux Solution for Consumer Electronics Market

MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution™, and Omron Software Co., Ltd., a provider of Japanese input system software, today announced an alliance to pursue joint development and marketing opportunities. Omron’s popular Mobile Wnn entry system running on the award-winning embedded MontaVista™ Linux® platform will help embedded developers turn consumer electronics devices, such as cellular phones and PDAs, into high-quality mobile terminals.

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Zintec Selects MontaVista Linux as Foundation Platform for New Set-Top Box Products

MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced a collaboration with Zintec Holding, a company developing digital broadcast information system software for next-generation set-top box products. In Q1 2003, Zintec plans to deliver Open TV EN-2 set-top box software which has been developed using MontaVista™ Linux® Professional Edition. Zintec’s next-generation set-top software products will also be built using the powerful MontaVista Linux development platform. The software will be used on the ZDX 7200 (full-featured Open TV set-top box) and on the ZDX 720 (budget Open TV set-top box), which are manufactured and shipped by Zinwell, a major customer of Zintec. Zintec will also use MontaVista Linux for its PVR (Personal Video Recorder) and IP TV line of products. Zintec software products run on TMS320AV7200, a fully integrated set-top box solution from Texas Instruments.

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Yamaha Validates MontaVista Vision for Next-Generation Digital Audio Products

MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced it has received an equity investment from Yamaha Corporation, the global company that manufactures and markets a broad range of products including digital musical instruments, professional audio and recording, and home entertainment systems.

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MontaVista Linux Powers Sony’s New Internet-Connected Personal Video Recorder

MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that MontaVista™ Linux® Professional Edition 2.1 is the chosen operating system for the CoCoon Channel Server, the new Internet-connected Personal Video Recorder (PVR) from Sony (NYSE: SNE). MontaVista Linux supports a range of enhanced interactive features in advanced consumer electronics products such as CoCoon, by providing high performance, real-time capability and service reliability. MontaVista Linux is the widely used cross-development platform from MontaVista Software. As a standard development platform for embedded designs, it enables developers to create a broad range of applications, from solutions for consumer devices to highly available telecommunications and data communications equipment. MontaVista Linux Professional Edition allows developers to focus on their value-add to their customers while enabling them to speed high-performance products to market in a cost-effective manner.

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Hughes Software Systems and MontaVista Software Partner for Protocols

Hughes Software Systems (HSS), specialists in convergent network software, today announced a partnership with MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution. Under terms of this agreement, the HSS Wireless GPRS/3G, Voice over Packet and SS7 protocol stacks will be ported and validated for MontaVista™ Linux® Carrier Grade Edition (CGE). “HSS is providing support to an increasing number of network equipment providers who are demanding carrier-grade Linux platforms for their next-generation infrastructure products,” said Manoranjan Mahopatra, chief operating officer, Hughes Software Systems. “The availability of HSS stacks for MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition will drastically reduce development cost and time-to-market for these OEMs.”

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MontaVista Software Powers New Advanced Thin Client Terminal

MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that two Japanese firms, Nexterm Inc. and ELT Inc., have jointly developed an advanced thin-client terminal based on MontaVista™ Linux®. MontaVista Software will exhibit this new thin-client product, the Nexterm SE, at its Booth 25-52 at Embedded System Expo and Conference (ESEC), June 26 and 28, 2002, Tokyo.

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Cirpack Delivers Field-Proven Telephony Platform Based on MontaVista High Availability Framework

MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, is pleased to announce that Cirpack is currently providing telecom operators with robust voice infrastructure solutions developed using MontaVista™ High Availability (HA) Framework. The Cirpack solutions deliver field-proven carrier-class features meeting high availability requirements. Cirpack develops next generation voice switching equipment for telecom service providers’ infrastructure. The Cirpack solutions manage Class-4 and Class-5 telephony services over any type of local loop and core network simultaneously, using IP, ATM and TDM protocols. They are based on an Intel CompactPCI shelf, hosting Cirpack’s copper and fiber interface boards. All interfaces and processor modules are hot-swappable, and the systems can be equipped with full redundancy to achieve state-of-the-art reliability.

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MontaVista Seminars Help Software Developers Evolve From Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux

MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, is sponsoring three half-day seminars for embedded software developers in Florida, Washington and Canada. The seminars, entitled "Moving from a Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux," will be held in Boca Raton, Fla. (Hilton Garden Inn) on Tuesday, April 23; in Bellevue, Wash. (Hilton Bellevue), on Wednesday, April 24; and in Ottawa, Canada (Holiday Inn Select), on Tuesday, April 30. All seminar times are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time.

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Panasonic Takes Equity Stake in MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolution announced it had received an equity investment from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI) through its subsidiary, Panasonic Digital Concepts Center (PDCC). MontaVista Software is focused on meeting the needs of developers of the next generation digital consumer devices. Development of consumer products such as mobile smart phones, wireless PDAs, set-top boxes and more are characterized by the demand for smaller footprints, improved performance, lower power consumption, flexible and scalable architectures, robustness and openness. Using proprietary solutions, these new consumer devices are not merely more complex but in fact more costly to design and develop. MontaVista Software offers a portfolio of Linux-based solutions, which can minimize deployment cost and time to market constraints.

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Nokia Networks Selects MontaVista Software to Help Develop All-IP Infrastructure

MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that it has been chosen by Nokia Networks to help develop an All-IP infrastructure. "With the convergence of voice and data, telecommunications companies must guarantee the delivery of the end-user services in an affordable way," said Matti Airas, director, Nokia Networks. "MontaVista™ Linux® provides a standards-based, open-architecture, embedded software base that is both reliable and scalable."

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Varco International Chooses MontaVista Software For Next-Generation Oil Rig Controllers

Varco International, Inc. today announced it will standardize on MontaVista™ Software’s embedded operating environment, Hard Hat® Linux®, for its full line of oil rig floor equipment controllers. Varco made the selection after the company had exhausted its search for an off-the-shelf next-generation industrial controller that would meet its complex needs and tested several major embedded operating systems for its own custom controller product.

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GET Engineering Chooses MontaVista for Military and Aerospace Applications

MontaVista Software Inc. today announced that GET Engineering Corporation has successfully converted to the Hard Hat® Linux® operating environment, porting from a proprietary RTOS platform to embedded Linux. GET Engineering manufactures commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Navy Tactical Data Systems (NTDS) products that are deployed in tactical applications of all classes of U.S. Naval and NATO vessels. The company produces interface adaptors and associated products including parallel and serial adaptors for PMC, ISA, PCI, VME and cPCI-based systems. GET’s customers include major defense and aerospace contractors such as Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems.

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Tensilica® and MontaVista Software Partner to Create First Embedded Linux Operating System for a Configurable Processor

In a joint announcement, MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution and Tensilica, the leading supplier of configurable processor cores for embedded systems, today disclosed a wide-reaching technical and marketing agreement. The pact leads to the porting of MontaVista Software’s Hard Hat™ Linux®, one of the most widely used embedded Linux products to Tensilica’s Xtensa® processor architecture.

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Toshiba Picks MontaVista’s Hard Hat Linux for Printer, Set Top Box, and Digital TV Embedded Solutions

MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced a technical and marketing collaboration with Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in high technology, to develop advanced embedded products for the printer, set top box, and digital television markets. Toshiba and MontaVista will launch their alliance by porting MontaVista’s Hard Hat™ Linux® to Toshiba’s TX39 and TX49 embedded processor families. In addition, Toshiba will designate Hard Hat Linux as one of the standard operating systems for its TX39 and TX49 processors.

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MontaVista Inserts PICMG Hot Swap into Open Source

MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced the submission of its hot swap infrastructure code to the Open Source Community. MontaVista is releasing the hot swap code as a project on Source Forge http://www.sourceforge.com) with two goals: to encourage a wide adoption of the base software and to promote the development of the infrastructure for fault-resilience and high availability.

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