IDT, MontaVista Continues to Support Embedded Linux for Interprise

7/1/2003 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, and MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, announced the extension of a partnership to provide Linux® support for the IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors. The MontaVista® Linux Professional Edition 3.0 supports the IDT 79EB438 evaluation board that includes the IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM PCI processor. The IDT RC32438 processor is ideal for communications applications within the enterprise and access markets including desktop/workgroup switches, gateways, wireless access points (WAPs) and virtual private network (VPN) equipment.

The availability of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition enables designers utilizing the IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM processor to customize the platform for their targeted applications by developing on MontaVista Linux which includes rich networking and hundreds of deployable utilities, libraries, drivers and other run-time components. This latest offering builds on the success of an earlier optimization of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 to support the IDT 79S33x boards containing the IDT RC3233x InterpriseTM processors.

“The worldwide demand for embedded Linux continues to grow at a rapid rate,” said Sandra Chang, strategic partner program manager for the IDT Internetworking Products Division. “We recognize the importance of providing Linux support for our InterpriseTM processors and are committed to deliver best-in-class solutions for the development of communications applications. Our customers are pleased with the results of our partnership with MontaVista Software and can look forward to their continued support of our InterpriseTM integrated communications processors.”

“This partnership between two top-tier vendors offers OEMs of communications systems the benefit of designing with a scalable and robust Linux platform and high-performance processor, which together satisfy the deployment demands of both enterprise and access equipment,” said John Nielson, director of business development for MIPS® architecture at MontaVista Software. “Together with IDT, we are able to deliver new robust solutions that meet the performance and flexibility needs of our mutual customers.”

IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM Processor and InterpriseTM Portfolio of Processors
The IDT RC32438 integrated communications processor is an industry-leading system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution designed to offer optimal price/performance for emerging embedded applications. The IDT RC32438 device provides up to 266 MHz of performance and addresses the high-bandwidth requirements of managed Layer-2 and Layer-3 Ethernet switches, as well as small and medium enterprise (SME) gateways and VPNs. Named the analogZONE Product of the Year for 2002, the RC32438 processor incorporates a 32-bit MIPS CPU core with a double data rate (DDR) memory controller, a 32-bit version 2.2 peripheral component interconnect (PCI) controller and two on-chip Ethernet interfaces. The IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM integrated communications processor is available now. Pricing for the devices starts at $25 in 10,000-unit quantities.

IDT is the leading provider of integrated communications processors for Layer-2 Ethernet switches and delivers an unprecedented combination of performance, flexibility and integration. The IDT InterpriseTM family provides a range of security solutions for the residential, SOHO and SME gateways. The IDT portfolio includes the RC32365, RC32355 and RC32351 processors in the InterpriseTM Access family and the RC32438, RC32334, RC32333 and RC32332 devices within the InterpriseTM PCI family. IDT also offers a range of software tools that reduce development cycles and partners with other industry leaders to provide comprehensive solutions for embedded applications.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition
This industry-leading comprehensive embedded operating system and cross development environment is MontaVista Software’s flagship product that provides a common source and binary platform across a broad range of processor architectures. The Professional Edition includes a modern OS featuring real-time functionality, multi-process capabilities, and multi-threaded remote debugging, with extensive bundled software components including rich networking. It boasts the industry’s most comprehensive embedded development package with broad support for embedded processor architectures, CPU boards and software components. It features the latest versions of industry-standard GNU tools, gdb 5.2 and gcc 3.2, amply supported by a rich complement of deployment components.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition for the IDT 79EB438 evaluation board is now available from MontaVista Software and the company’s sales and distribution channels. It is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, deployment components, access to the MontaVista Zone, comprehensive technical support and hands-on Linux training classes.

About IDT
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including network search engines, content inspection engines, flow-control management devices and the InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors. The portfolio is also comprised of products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, and is also part of the S&P SuperComposite 1500, which combines the S&P 500, MidCap 400, and SmallCap 600. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at

About MontaVista Software Inc.
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple editions of MontaVista Linux are available — including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade — along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

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, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

IDT and Interprise are trademarks and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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