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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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MontaVista Software Powers Up High Availability Tool Kit

MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced the introduction of the company’s first High Availability development tools for Linux-based embedded applications. The Hard Hat™ Linux® High Availability Tool Kit is ideal for designers of central office switching equipment, ISP/ASP systems, and other communications applications. It provides a standards-based, off-the-shelf software platform for building fault-resilient systems based on industry-standard CompactPCI and customer-specific hardware.

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MontaVista Showcase First Demonstration of Embedded Linux on Intel XScale Platform

MontaVista Software today announced that it had demonstrated the first working version of embedded Linux® targeting the Intel® XScale™ microarchitecture. The demo, featured in the MontaVista booth (#403) at the recently-concluded Linux World and Expo in New York, highlighted Hard Hat™ Linux running on Intel's XScale reference platform.

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New Swedish office to enhance support to MontaVista Software customers in Europe

In a move that further advances its business development program and strengthens its customer support network across Europe, MontaVista Software has opened a new branch office in Stockholm, Sweden. This announcement comes as MontaVista, a leading provider of open-source software solutions for pervasive computing environments, seeks to build on the success of its growth in European markets. The company, which has its European headquarters in Paris, France, already operates European branch offices in Germany and the United Kingdom and has set-up a European distribution facility in Benelux. The opening of the Stockholm office completes the establishment of MontaVista's initial support infrastructure in Europe.

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MIPS Alliance Program Taps MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software Inc., provider of Hard Hat Linux, the most widely-used Linux distribution in embedded systems, today announced that it is joining MIPS Technologies', (Nasdaq: MIPS; MIPSB) MIPS Alliance Program (MAP). "MontaVista already has demonstrated its commitment to providing embedded Linux products on MIPS-based processors," said Brian Knowles, vice president of marketing at MIPS Technologies. "By joining MAP, MontaVista has access to MIPS Technologies' reference platform which facilitates their investment in the MIPS32 and MIPS64 architectures."

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MontaVista Ends First Full Year of Operation on High Note

MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat™ Linux operating system for embedded applications, announced today that the company ended fiscal year 2000 on a triumphant note, closing 15% over plan, with ten-fold revenue growth over 1999. In 2000, MontaVista captured over 80 customer design wins and significantly grew its talent pool, organically, without need for acquisition. The company also secured over $30 million in funding from key investors, including Intel Corporation.

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MontaVista Delivers First Linux Trace Toolkit for PowerPC Processor

MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat™ Linux® operating system for embedded applications, today announced availability of the Linux Trace Toolkit for PowerPC developers. The Linux trace toolkit is a suite of tools designed to extract and interpret execution details of multiple programs from the Linux operating system. Specifically, it enables users to extract processor utilization and allocation information over specified periods of execution.

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MMC Networks and Monta Vista Software Bring Linux to Network Processor-Based Routers

MMC Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC) and Monta Vista Software, Inc. today announced a joint public demonstration of the industry's first high-speed Internet Protocol (IP) router reference design based completely on off-the-shelf network processing hardware and open-source Linux-based software. This joint reference design signals a significant advance for the networking industry, allowing a completely new generation of networking and communications equipment vendors to bring products to market more rapidly than ever.

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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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