MontaVista Software to Join the Board of

Contributes Vast Experience in Developer Tools for Embedded Applications and Deep Commitment to Open Source

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 10, 2002 - MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that it has accepted an invitation to serve on the board of directors of This prestigious open source community develops the Eclipse Platform, an integrated development framework designed to allow easy interoperability between different software solutions. MontaVista Software will be represented on the Eclipse board by its CEO and president, and embedded industry pioneer, Jim Ready.

As a member of the Eclipse board, MontaVista Software will contribute its vast experience in developing software tools for embedded Linux applications ranging from consumer devices to telecommunications. MontaVista Software's principal products include MontaVista™ Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVista™ Linux® Carrier Grade Edition.

"Eclipse welcomes MontaVista Software to this leadership role," said Skip McGaughey, chairperson of the Eclipse board. "With its strong record of contribution and commitment to open source and unsurpassed expertise as a provider of development platform and tools for embedded Linux applications, MontaVista Software will be a great asset to the Eclipse community."

The Eclipse community brings together the broad range of software tool developers and providers needed to establish, refine and promote high-quality shared software technology.

"MontaVista Software strongly believes in the benefits of open source and looks forward to contributing to this initiative," said Jim Ready, CEO and president, MontaVista Software. "MontaVista Software is supporting the Eclipse Platform because we believe that this industry-wide effort is responding to a very strong demand from the market for open standards and common platforms."

MontaVista Product Plans on the Eclipse Platform
MontaVista Software is developing a common and integrated development environment built on Eclipse-powered technology. The company plans to ship WebSphere Studio Device Developer as part of the company's Java™ product offering in the next Java product release, which will be based on Eclipse technology. MontaVista Software's Java customers will be offered support for Eclipse and WebSphere Studio, a plug and play integrated developer environment, with the full support for all of the current Java developer tools available under VisualAge® Micro Edition for MontaVista Linux. This new open standard development environment will work across multiple development platforms, including Linux, Solaris, and Windows, allowing all developers on a project to share the same toolset, irrespective of their development host. The advantage of such an open development environment, powered by Eclipse, is that tools from different vendors can work together seamlessly, allowing developers to choose the best tools available to meet their project needs.

Eclipse is an open source community of software development tool vendors and tool developers that has formed the core of a community interested in collaborating to create better development environments and product integration. The community shares an interest in creating products that are integrated and inter-operable in an easy to use way based upon plug-in technology. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool vendors can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. Eclipse can be found on the Web at

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 Software's principal products include MontaVista™ Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVista™ Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition is 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, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a second-generation high availability product that is an ideal Linux platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several complementary technology products addressing specific customer needs such as the Java development environment, high availability technology, powerful graphics toolkits and more. MontaVista offers developers a family of products and services for embedded design and development targeted for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer devices.

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, Panasonic and Sony Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit, email to or call (408) 328-9200.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.


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