MontaVista Software Wins Prestigious European Award

6/25/2002 - MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, has received an award from the prestigious French publication "Electronique," which named MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition 2.1 as the "Best Embedded Tool and Development Solution for 2002."

"This award has been given to MontaVista Software for its invaluable work in optimizing Linux for embedded and real-time applications - especially for its development of the preemptible kernel and the real-time scheduler," said Catherine Gross, senior technology editor at Electronique.

Sponsored by Groupe Tests' "Electronique" magazine, the "Electron d'Or" award honors the best products of the year as chosen by a jury of experts and users from leading European companies and consulting firms. It covers 11 categories, including processors, programmable logic, multimedia ICs, telecom ICs, EDA tools and software tools. The 2002 Awards were presented on June 13, during a ceremony at Groupe Tests' headquarters in Paris.

MontaVista Software, Inc. is a leading provider of 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 MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVistaTM Linux® Carrier Grade Edition.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 is the next generation of the company's classic cross-development platform and set of tool kits. Providing a standard development platform for designs, it enables developers to create a broad range of embedded applications, from solutions for consumer devices to highly available telecommunications and data communications equipment.

"MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 gives software developers in a variety of industries a powerful development platform and operating system that allows them to focus on their value-add to their customers while enabling them to speed high-performance products to market in a cost-effective manner," said Stephane Deruelle, Southern Europe director, MontaVista Software.

Earlier this year, MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 was also named "Best Embedded Linux Solution" at the Linux World and Expo in New York.

About Electronique
Electronique, one of the publications of Group Tests, is the only French-language monthly magazine to bring practical and technological information to design engineers. Electronique provides its 70,000 readers with an overview of the latest innovations and applications, along with a buyer's guide and the latest industry news.

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 MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVistaTM 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 http://www.mvista.com, email to info@mvista.com 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.

Contacts
Joe Samagond
Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications
MontaVista Software Inc.
Phone (408) 328-9234
E-mail:jsamagond@mvista.com

Patricia Colby
PR Strategy and Business Development
Pacifico Inc.
Phone (408) 293-8600 ext. 340
E-mail: pcolby@pacifico.com

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