MontaVista, Motorola Team for Carrier Grade Linux on Enabling Platforms

6/24/2004 - MontaVista Software, Inc and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced a formal OEM relationship agreement between the two companies, which will enable the shipment of Motorola’s Application-Enabling Platforms pre-installed with MontaVista® Linux® Carrier Grade Edition (CGE).

Motorola and MontaVista Software will demonstrate the new platforms at booth # 13800 at SUPERCOMM 2004, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, June 22-24, 2004.

Motorola will be shipping AdvancedTCA and CompactPCI Application-Enabling Platforms pre-loaded with CGE. The Basic Integrated Platforms operating environment includes the operating system, comprehensive hardware platform management, and fabric management in conjunction with verified power and thermal profiles. The Basic Integrated Platforms also include Linux Support Packages that integrate CGE with the underlying hardware environment. These standards-based, pre-integrated and validated platforms provide equipment manufacturers the opportunity to focus on the core competencies that set them apart from the competition.

“We are delighted to be working hand-in-hand with a leading supplier to telecommunications equipment providers. The Application-Enabling Platforms from Motorola, powered by MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition, deliver the performance, flexibility and cost-efficiency that our customers need to develop the right products, at the right time, for successful deployment in next-generation networks,” said Kelly Herrell, senior vice president, Strategic Operations, MontaVista Software. “MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition is engineered and comprehensively tested, from the ground up, to address telecom availability needs along with OSDL and SA Forum feature requirements. The broad customer adoption of CGE has validated our efforts and is a heartening trend.”

“By aligning ourselves with MontaVista Software, a leading provider of carrier grade Linux, we are reinforcing our strategy to drive standards-based solutions. Application-Enabling Platforms provide telecom equipment manufacturers with cost savings and investment protection over traditional methods used to build telecom infrastructure,” said Wade Campbell, director of strategic marketing, Motorola Computer Group. “MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition and our Application-Enabling Platforms provide a pre-integrated and validated standards-based platform that accelerates time-to-market and reduces risk.”

About Motorola Application-Enabling Platforms
Application-Enabling Platforms are pre-integrated and validated embedded infrastructure solutions designed to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation telecom equipment. Telecom equipment manufacturers can focus on adding their application-specific value, thereby reducing the time, cost and risk involved in deploying new revenue-generating applications or migrating existing applications to standards-based technology. Motorola’s Application-Enabling Platforms are based on multiple technologies including AdvancedTCA and CompactPCI.

About MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition
This innovative product is an industry standard COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) Carrier Grade Linux platform providing functionality specifically for Telecom and Datacom with high availability, hardening and real-time performance. CGE is an advanced Linux-based development platform engineered specifically for the robust and highly available requirements of carrier grade applications. CGE is being used today in telecommunications and data communications applications for use in communications network infrastructure solutions. CGE is targeted for edge and core telecommunications including applications for the converging IP and voice networks such as softswitches, SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) and GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node), RNC (Radio Network Controller), Voice over IP (VoIP) gateways, and many other applications. It enhances standard Linux with additional real-time, high availability and high reliability features based on the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Carrier Grade Linux Specification, and it is ideal for deployment in a range of carrier-grade environments.

Motorola’s Application-Enabling Platforms with CGE are estimated to be available in Q4 of 2004. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition is currently available as a product subscription through MontaVista Software and its worldwide distribution channels. MontaVista Linux product subscriptions provide developer teams with the MontaVista Linux kernel, deployment components, utilities, development tools, software updates, access to the MontaVista Zone (customer resource portal), comprehensive technical support and hands-on Linux training classes.

About Motorola
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were US$27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information:

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software and development tools for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista empowers software developers by providing Open Source GNU/Linux-based software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products that address software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista products include MontaVista Linux Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade Editions. MontaVista DevRocket, a powerful integrated development environment, delivers state-of-the-art development tools across all product Editions. MontaVista Graphics offers a rich GUI development tools platform.

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, China Development Industrial Bank, RRE Ventures, US Venture Partners, WR Hambrecht + Co., as well as IBM, Infineon Ventures, Intel Capital, Panasonic (Matsushita), Samsung Ventures America, Siemens Venture Capital, Sony, Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. PICMG, CompactPCI and AdvancedTCA are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group

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