MontaVista, AMCC Team on Linux Support Packages for PowerPC 460EX, 460GT

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ: AMCC) and MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced that two new Linux support packages (LSPs) will make MontaVista Linux® Professional Edition 5.0 available for developers using the AMCC PowerPC 460EX and 460GT processors. In addition to providing commercial-grade Linux to the engineers who are AMCC’s customers, the MontaVista LSPs will enable engineers to use the MontaVista DevRocket integrated development environment (IDE) to develop products for the new processors.

In a separate announcement, AMCC announced its new evaluation kits for the PowerPC 460EX and 460GT embedded processors. Based on the Power Architecture® standard, the AMCC processors are suited for a wide range of high-performance applications, including imaging, industrial control, and networking, especially next-generation printer products with the PowerPC 460EX, and next-generation base station and networking systems with the PowerPC 460GT.

MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is the embedded Linux platform for device developers who want the benefits of open source plus quality, integration, support, and rapid time to market.

“Many of our customers develop their Power Architecture-based products with MontaVista Linux, so we have worked closely with MontaVista to ensure its support for the PowerPC 460EX and 460GT processors,” said Charlie Ashton, director of enablement for AMCC. “We expect that the advantages of AMCC’s new Power Architecture processors together with MontaVista Linux value add will enable engineers to deliver innovative products to market quickly. These new MontaVista products provide further evidence of AMCC’s commitment to working with its partners to ensure that our customers have access to their preferred operating systems and development tools.”

“With these new processors, AMCC is delivering its strongest PowerPC product portfolio overall,” said Patrick MacCartee, MontaVista Software’s director of product management. “MontaVista has enjoyed working with AMCC to help developers get the most out of open source from the exciting new PowerPC 460EX and 460GT processors.”

MontaVista® Linux Professional Edition 5.0 LSPs for AMCC PowerPC 460EX and 460GT embedded processors will be available for developers and design teams in Q2 2008.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. MontaVista helps embedded developers get the most out of 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.

About AMCC
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded Power Architecture® processing, optical transport and storage solutions. AMCC products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading network and communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC’s corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.

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