Movial, MontaVista Team on Solution for Device Manufacturers

Movial, the company that inspires rich, intuitive Internet experiences and MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced they will be showcasing their joint developer solution for the first time at Mobile World Congress, February 11-14 in MontaVista’s stand number 2.1A72. The combined offering of MontaVista Mobilinux(tm) 5.0, Linux-based operating system for mobile phones and Movial IXS (Internet Experience Suite), a white label application suite for creating custom branded user interfaces, helps device manufacturers speed development and creative design of next-generation mobile applications for consumer electronics and mobile devices.

The pre-integrated and tested software stack from MontaVista and Movial enables design and development teams to move rapidly from design concept to proof-of-concept to prototype and full-scale production, accelerating time-to-market by up to six months. The combined solution integrates Movial IXS with MontaVista’s mobile operating system and Movial’s Scratchbox with MontaVista DevRocket development tools providing device manufacturers with a powerful solution to develop custom-branded user interfaces that seamlessly combine Internet browsing, Internet communications, media consumption, and other functionalities needed in mobile devices.

“Device manufacturers now can take advantage of the combined expertise that MontaVista’s proven commercial-quality Linux software and Movial’s proven competence brings to the table,” said Tomi Rauste, president of Movial Creative Technologies. “The integrated offering removes the complexity associated with developing custom branded mobile applications and frees device manufactures to deliver distinctive new user experiences.”

“Designers and developers are pressured today to build intelligent devices with leading-edge features and functionality, and at the same time get them to market quickly and cost-effectively, said Jim Ready, founder and chief technology officer of MontaVista Software. “Integrating Movial IXS with MontaVista Mobilinux 5.0 enables engineers to accelerate a significant percentage of the development cycle and deliver products quickly, thereby optimizing costs while at the same time delivering a satisfying user experience.”

The joint solution will be available in the first quarter of 2008 based on MontaVista Mobilinux 5.0 running on the Texas Instruments® OMAP(tm) platform, and will be enabled on MontaVista Linux Professional Edition later in 2008.

About Movial
Movial inspires rich, intuitive Internet experiences for companies embracing transformational technologies. Leveraging its deep expertise in Internet, Linux and mobile devices, Movial seamlessly enables its customers to deliver richer user experiences to millions of people on PCs and on mobile devices. Movial’s device creation, Internet communications applications and design for digital services are generating revenue for industry leaders like ARM, Nokia, Orange, Telefónica, and TMN. By delivering highly intuitive and compelling user experiences, Movial has become the trusted source for enriching the way people interact everyday.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. MontaVista helps embedded developers get the most from open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc.