MontaVista Software to Provide Key Tools for IBM PowerNP Network Processors Family

11/15/2002 - MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolution, announced that it would enhance its tools offerings for the IBM PowerNP family of network processors by making immediately available the optimizing IBM PowerNP C Compiler. Customers who are current subscribers to the MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition will be able to download the compiler from the MontaVista Zone – the company’s exclusive Web portal for all its customers. This network processing solution from IBM and MontaVista Software targets applications in communications, networking, storage and Internet devices, and provides an environment for quick prototypes and high performance production applications.

The PowerNP C Compiler together with MontaVista Linux Professional Edition provides a high-level language environment for quick prototypes and high performance applications for PowerNP network processors. The Compiler is an optimizing compiler that implements a subset of ANSI C and most of the GCC extensions to ANSI C. It also allows for the in-lining and interfacing of C with PowerNP pico-code (PowerNP assembly language). The compiler features the use of PowerNP coprocessors as described in the IBM coprocessor API Reference Manual.

About MontaVista Zone
MontaVista Zone is a customer portal providing customers with electronic access and enabling 24-hour customer self-sufficiency. This Web portal gives customers access to:

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition
MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 is one of the most widely used embedded Linux operating systems and development platforms. It includes an impressive array of cross-development tools for system and application code, unparalleled processor and board support, native real-time performance in Linux, and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers, and other run-time components. Earlier this year, MontaVista Linux Professional Edition was named “Best Embedded Linux Solution” at the New York Linux World and Expo. The product received the “Electron d’Or” award for “Best Embedded Tool and Development Solution for 2002” from the prestigious French publication "Electronique,” and the Readers’ Choice Award for “Favorite Embedded Solution 2002” from the American magazine “Linux Journal.”

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and their associated infrastructure, for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux based open-source systems software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista Software’s principal products include MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVistaTM Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition comprises a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development environments, and a versatile set of tools for the x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a next-generation high availability product that is the first Commercial Off-The-Shelf Linux (COTS) platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several technology products addressing specific customer needs, such as Java development and runtime, powerful graphics capabilities 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, Panasonic Sony and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please email to or call (408) 328-9200.

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