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MontaVista Receives Investment from Intel

MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat™ Linux® operating system for embedded applications, today announced it received an equity investment from Intel Capital. The agreement will help ensure that MontaVista's software will take advantage of the architectural benefits of the Intel® XScale™ microarchitecture and the Intel® StrongARM™ and IA-32 processor families. These microprocessor architectures involve multiple business units within Intel. Further details of the investment were undisclosed.

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MontaVista First to Deliver Hard Real-Time Linux

MontaVista Software Inc., developer of the Hard Hat™ Linux® operating system for embedded computers, today announces the immediate availability of a hard real-time fully preemptable Linux kernel based on current 2.4 software. This kernel revolutionizes the application responsiveness of the Linux kernel, while fully preserving the Linux programming model. The MontaVista hard real-time preemptable kernel provides a 30-fold improvement in application responsiveness of a standard Linux operating environment. MontaVista is targeting a January 2001 release of a standard Hard Hat Linux product based on this technology.

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MontaVista Takes Embedded Linux To Japan

MontaVista, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat™ Linux operating system for embedded applications, today announced its continued expansion of operations into Asia. Naming Hitoshi Arima as general manager of its Japan operations in Tokyo, MontaVista has established its direct presence in Japan. "Historically, the Japanese embedded systems market has had a tightly linked supply chain. Our Tokyo office affords us a front-line opportunity to help meet rapidly growing market demand for complete open-source solutions," said Jim Ready, CEO of MontaVista. "This move, in conjunction with our participation in Embedded Linux Consortium of Japan, demonstrates our commitment to bringing the benefits of open-source Linux to the Asian markets."

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MontaVista Executive Take Leadership Role in Embedded Linux Consortuim

MontaVista, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat™ Linux operating system for embedded applications, today affirmed the election of company CEO and president Jim Ready to the board of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). Jim joins five other executives from the embedded Linux community on the board, which heads up the ELC membership of 89 companies, including IBM, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Red Hat, and others.

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Hard Hat Journeyman Edition First Embedded Linux with Mass Distribution

MontaVista, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat™ Linux operating system for embedded applications, today celebrated the release of Hard Hat Linux, Journeyman Edition, a special distribution of the company's embedded Linux Cross Development Kit to accompany the June issue and cover story of EDN Magazine. The cover story, entitled "Linux strafes the embedded landscape", details how mainstream Linux functionality and ubiquitous 32-bit CPU technology are challenging the status quo in embedded systems design.

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MontaVista Enables Seamless Real-Time Scheduler For Linux

MontaVista Software, Inc., supplier of Hard Hat Linux for embedded applications, today announces the availability of a new real-time scheduler for the Linux kernel. The MontaVista real-time scheduler gives developers of embedded applications new options for meeting real-time performance requirements while preserving the standard Linux programming model and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

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MONTAVISTA SOFTWARE PUTS LINUX “ON-CHIP” WITH SUPPORT FOR IBM POWERPC 405GP

MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard HatTM Linux¬ operating system for embedded applications, today introduces the company's Linux port for the recently-announced IBM PowerPC¬ 405GP, a highly integrated, 350+ MIPS device for networked applications. MontaVista unveils this technology at Linux Expo in Montreal. The integration of Hard Hat Linux and IBM system-on-chip technology offers developers high performance and flexibility for applications in "post-PC" pervasive computing products.

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Hard Hat Linux In World’s First Internet Radio

MontaVista Software Inc., developer of the Hard HatTM Linux¬ operating system for embedded computers, today announces that Hard Hat Linux is the software engine for the world's first standalone Internet radio. Cupertino, Calif.-based Kerbango, Inc. developed the Internet radio for accessing Web-based streaming audio without a PC. The announcement was made as Kerbango unveiled its Internet radio at the DEMO 2000 conference, an annual forum showcasing the year's most exciting new products and technologies.

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MontaVista Offers “100% Pure Linux” Real-Time Solutions

MontaVista Software Inc., developer of the Hard HatTM Linux® operating system for embedded applications, today announces its plans to offer an array of real-time performance options for the company's embedded Linux distribution. To address the range of requirements for real-time responsiveness and determinism, MontaVista will enhance the already good performance of the standard Linux kernel for more predictable "soft" real-time response and will partner with real-time Linux leader FSMLabs to offer an RTLinuxTM accelerator for "hard" real-time applications.

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MontaVista Shows Hard Hat Linux 1.0 at LinuxWorld Expo

MontaVista Software Inc., developer of the Hard HatTM Linux® operating system for embedded applications, today announces the version 1.0 release of the company's Hard Hat Linux distribution. Hard Hat Linux, based entirely on the standard Linux kernel and open source components and royalty-free, is optimized for embedded applications, including communications infrastructure and Internet appliances. MontaVista will demonstrate Hard Hat Linux 1.0 at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo from Feb. 1-4, 2000 in New York City.

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MontaVista Names Weinberg as Director of Marketing

MontaVista Software Inc., maker of the Hard Hat™ Linux® operating system (OS) for embedded computers, today names Bill Weinberg director of marketing. Weinberg brings 15 years of embedded software and real-time systems experience to the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company. MontaVista is one of a handful but growing number of software companies making the popular open-source Linux OS available to developers of embedded computer systems.

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MontaVista Names Vice Presidents of Engineering and Sales

MontaVista Software Inc., maker of the Hard HatTM Linux® operating system (OS) for embedded computers, has named Kevin Morgan as vice president of engineering and Brian Grega as vice president of sales and marketing. Morgan and Grega together bring 35 years of experience in embedded computing, real-time computing and the Unix operating system environment to Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MontaVista Software. MontaVista is one of a handful but growing number of software companies making the popular open-source Linux OS available to developers of embedded computer systems.

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