MontaVista Software Signs Major Multi-Year Contract with Alcatel for MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

MontaVista Software, Inc. has announced a major multi-year corporate contract with Alcatel for MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition, an industry standard Linux platform for telecommunications applications. The platform is designed specifically for network equipment providers as a standard, modular, communications platform and provides essential high availability features, including CompactPCI hot swap drivers, redundant Ethernet and RAID1. It also delivers a hardened driver architecture and fault management services, and other carrier grade capabilities. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 3.0 is available now and supports a wide range of Intel architecture-based platforms.

Support for other architecture platforms is also planned. About MontaVista Software: MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. It 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. About Alcatel: Alcatel provides end-to-end communications solutions, enabling carriers, service providers and enterprises to deliver content to any type of user, anywhere in the world. Leveraging its long-term leadership in telecommunications network equipment as well as its expertise in applications and network services, Alcatel enables its customers to focus on optimizing their service offerings and revenue streams. With sales of EURO 16.5 billion in 2002, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.