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

SUNNYVALE, Calif. March 18, 2002 - 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.

According to market research firm, Venture Development Corporation, the worldwide market for embedded software solutions will reach $1.8 billion by 2003. VDC also predicts the number of embedded developers adopting Linux as their host environment of choice will triple within two years.

Embedded Linux is rapidly encroaching upon the application spaces once considered the exclusive domain of proprietary embedded kernels and in-house platforms. Aggressive estimates show embedded Linux and open source garnering up to half of all new designs in the next 24 months while even conservative studies show Linux taking the lion’s share (47 percent) of embedded designs by 2005. Whether you are planning a move to embedded Linux in the near future or are just considering the necessary level of investment to convert your existing application to run on embedded Linux, these seminars will help you understand the transition process, assess the challenges and risks involved, and appreciate the benefits realized from such a move.

Attendees of MontaVista’s "Moving from a Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux" seminars will understand why Linux is ideal for the widest array of applications. They will be able to compare the distinct choices of a proprietary RTOS versus MontaVista™ Linux®, experience the MontaVista Linux cross development environment with hands-on demonstrations, and learn about MontaVista real-time options for Linux.

About MontaVista Linux

The recently announced MontaVista Linux 2.1, MontaVista Software’s flagship product, boasts unrivaled development support for the broadest range of embedded processor architectures, supporting more than 22 CPUs, over a dozen desktop hosts, more than 60 COTS and reference board platforms. MontaVista Linux includes in excess of 215 application packages. It also offers real-time enhancements to the Linux kernel, including preemptibility on the x86, MIPS, SH and PowerPC architectures. Additional add-ons include support for the "thttpd," a small footprint embedded server, and for the 802.11b wireless communications standard.

This feature-rich product enables a wide variety of embedded applications, providing a standard platform for designs in communications infrastructure, networking, consumer electronics, instrumentation and control.

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About MontaVista Software Inc.

MontaVista Software Inc. powers the embedded revolution by providing open-source systems software solutions for embedded developers. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista's principal products include MontaVista™ Linux®, a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development platform and set of tool kits for x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale and other microprocessor architectures. MontaVista offers a family of products and services for embedded design and development of applications for a variety of technologies ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer devices. MontaVista Software also provides several technology add-on products addressing specific customer needs such as the Java development environment, High Availability technology, powerful graphics toolkits and more.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, RRE Ventures, US Venture Partners, and WR Hambrecht + Co., as well as IBM, Intel Capital, Panasonic and Sony Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit, email to or call (408) 328-9200.

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