MontaVista Selected as a Finalist in Two Categories in EDN's 20th Annual Innovation Awards Competition

Nominated in both Innovator of the Year and the Embedded/Software Tools categories

Santa Clara, Calif – March 3, 2010 – MontaVista® Software LLC, the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced today they have been selected from hundreds of nominations as a finalist in two categories for this year's EDN Innovation Awards. Instituted in 1990, the Innovation Awards honor the people, products, and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year. MontaVista is a finalist for Innovator of the Year and the Embedded/Software Tools categories. EDN's worldwide audience of electronic engineers and engineering managers select the ultimate winners from among the finalists along with EDN's editorial staff. Visit to review each of the nominees and cast your vote.

In the Innovator of the Year category, the MontaVista Linux team who developed the one second fast boot demonstration was nominated for their ground-breaking technical innovation. This sample dashboard application, fully operational in one second from power on, achieves a level of previously unmatched performance on any embedded Linux. This level of performance is required in industries such as automotive, industrial automation, and military/aerospace among others.

MontaVista's newest product, MontaVista Linux 6 (MVL6) was nominated in the Embedded/Software Tools category. MVL6 delivers a new approach to embedded Linux development with Market Specific Distributions, the MontaVista Integration Platform and unprecedented flexibility in a commercial Linux solution. MVL6 changes the approach by enabling developers to build from source to more easily customize their software stack, add product-differentiating features, and leveraging the power of the open source community.

This year's awards featured 120 finalists in 32 categories. To qualify, nominees must have demonstrated innovation that resulted in a significant advance in technology and/or product development during the past 12 months. Winners will be announced at a reception and awards ceremony on April 26, 2010, in San Jose, CA.

Supporting Quotes:
"We received an impressive number of submissions for our 2009 Innovation Awards program, indicating that innovation was alive and well despite the economically challenging year," said Rick Nelson, EDN editor-in-chief. "Despite our editors' best efforts to narrow the field, more than 120 products qualified as finalists, and our editors worked diligently to group them into 30 very competitive categories. In the Innovator of the Year, and Embedded/Software Tools categories, MontaVista Software was one of the outstanding submitting companies our editors chose. And now, it's up to the readers to determine which products in each category they find most compelling."

"It's great to see our employees and technology recognized for innovation in the embedded market place. We are honored to be a finalist in two different categories, selected out of hundreds of submissions," said Art Landro, president of MontaVista. "The achievements of the fast boot team, booting Linux to operational status in under one second, demonstrates the performance Linux is capable of and MontaVista's deep system integration expertise. The new approach of MVL6 aligns the Linux supply chain, allowing embedded developers to get the most from commercial Linux, open source, and their semiconductor technology."

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Montabello Key Points:

  • Innovator of the Year nomination is for the achievements of the team who developed the Linux one second boot demonstration
  • One second boot from power on achieves previously unmatched performance in Linux
  • Embedded/Software Tools nomination is for the new MontaVista Linux 6 product suite
  • MontaVista Linux 6 was announced in May of 2009
  • EDN Innovation Awards honor the people, products, and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year
  • Awarded annually by EDN Magazine and voted on by readers and editorial staff
  • 32 categories in this year's awards, with hundreds of nominations submitted



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About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a 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

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