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MontaVista, IDT Team on Linux

MontaVista Software partners with IDT to provide embedded Linux platform for communications applications

June 17, 2002

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, and MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced a partnership to provide Linux support for IDT¹s integrated communications processors targeted for existing and emerging applications including Ethernet switching, gateways, wireless access points and virtual private networks (VPNs).As the first deliverable of the partnership, the MontaVista Linux Professional Edition, MontaVista Software¹s flagship product, has been initially optimized to support IDT¹s RC32334 integrated communications processor and 79S334 evaluation board, with plans to support additional IDT processors. Customers can utilize IDT¹s integrated communications processors and the robust and scalable development environment from MontaVista Software to design, develop and deploy their applications.Building on the success as the leading provider of communications processors in the Ethernet switching market, IDT¹s RC32334 integrated communications processor, based on the 32-bit MIPS instruction set architecture (ISA), is a system-on-a-chip (SOC) solution designed to offer optimal price/performance for emerging embedded applications. The device operates at up to 150 MHz and features an on-chip, industry-standard PCI bridge operating at up to 66 MHz; a flexible memory controller; and standard general-purpose system modules including a DMA controller, interrupt controller and serial ports. The 79S334 evaluation board has multiple PCI slots to allow a variety of off-the-shelf peripherals, such as Ethernet cards, to be used in system design and debug."MontaVista Software targets the leading MIPS-based embedded CPUs and boards to meet our customer demands with the scalable and full featured MontaVista Linux," said John Nielson, director of business development for MIPS architecture at MontaVista Software. "The IDT/MontaVista partnership provides embedded developers with the flexibility and performance of IDT¹s integrated communications processors while leveraging all the advantages of a Linux-based development platform."MontaVista Software Inc.Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT)

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