Esmertec and MontaVista Software to deliver
integrated Java-Linux solutions for mobile phones

Duebendorf-Zurich , Switzerland and Sunnyvale, CA, USA, January 28, 2005Esmertec™ and MontaVista® Software have entered into a strategic alliance to provide Java™-Linux® software platform solutions for mobile phones.

Esmertec’s Jbed™ Advanced multitasking J2ME-platform atop MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition, delivers a fully optimized, open, reliable and interoperable solution for mobile handset and wireless semiconductor vendors.

“The integration of MontaVista’s premier embedded Linux operating system and Esmertec’s high-performance Java platforms provides a scalable solution, that delivers highly customizable features and rich user experiences,” said Christophe François, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Esmertec. “This will enable device manufacturers, operators and application providers to further accelerate market growth for consumer multimedia services.”

“MontaVista Linux has become a strategic platform of choice for many vendors in the mobile communications industry,” said Peder Ulander, Vice President of Marketing, MontaVista Software. “We are excited that Esmertec has selected MontaVista’s Linux as a reference operating system for Jbed Advanced. Together, we will provide a fully open, standards based mobile software platform for the wireless industry.”

About Esmertec
Esmertec is a leading provider of software solutions and technologies for mobile phones, PDAs and embedded devices. Esmertec’s solutions are applied in telecommunication, home-multimedia, machine-to-machine, consumer electronics and industrial automation markets. Esmertec’s wireless Java (J2ME) products and object-oriented software platform (OSVM™) deliver high-performance computing on resource-constrained devices to chipset and embedded device manufacturers. Founded in 1999, Esmertec is a global company headquartered in Duebendorf-Zurich, with engineering, sales and customer support operations in Switzerland, Denmark, the UK, the USA, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software provides an Open Source platform, allowing system designers to innovate across a wide range of inter-connected intelligent devices and communications infrastructure. MontaVista enables software developers with a commercial-grade Linux-based operating system. MontaVista Linux is a universal development platform that helps customers differentiate their products and get them to market faster at lower overall development costs. MontaVista. Linux is the preferred choice of some of the world's largest corporations.

Founded in 1999, by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading venture capital firms and strategic corporate investors.

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