Nokia Networks Selects MontaVista Software to Help Develop All-IP Infrastructure

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 22, 2002 - 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."

"Nokia’s vote of confidence in MontaVista is further proof of our growing acceptance for use in leading-edge communication applications," added Jim Ready, MontaVista CEO and embedded industry pioneer.

MontaVista Linux boasts unrivaled development support for the broadest range of embedded processor architectures, with more than 480 fully tested and supported host-target combinations. The 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.

The MontaVista Linux High Availability Framework, an add-on product, is ideal for communications applications with heavy I/O loads, such as central office switching equipment, service provider systems, and other communications infrastructure applications.

"MontaVista Software continues the trend of moving embedded development away from proprietary, closed software and hardware designs toward open, standards-based systems created in a networked R&D environment," said Sheila Baker, vice president of marketing, MontaVista Software. "MontaVista Linux offers Nokia a robust and flexible platform, allowing it to reduce its time-to-market and bring All-IP faster and further."

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 a set of tool kits for x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale and other microprocessor architectures. MontaVista offers developers a family of products and services for embedded design and development targeted for applications 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, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital and Sony Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit or email or call (408) 328-9200.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.


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