MontaVista Has Linux for OMAP

MontaVista Software and Texas Instruments to provide embedded Linux platform for TI OMAP processors

December 10, 2002

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DALLAS and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) and MontaVista Software, Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution(tm), announced today that they will work together to provide an embedded Linux platform for OMAP application processors to target 2.5G and 3G handsets and other applications. With the industry-leading MontaVista(tm) Linux(r) embedded operating system and cross-development platform, embedded application developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will be able to quickly create OMAP processor-based, multimedia-enhanced applications for advanced wireless devices, telematics, biometrics, enhanced gaming and specialized personal digital assistants (PDAs). "Because of its flexibility and ease of use, Linux is becoming essential for many embedded applications," said David Potts, worldwide director of applications for TI's OMAP platform. "Working with MontaVista Software and Texas Instruments lets software developers leverage MontaVista Linux with its full-featured, open and rich development environment to build upon the high performance and power-efficiency of TI's OMAP processors." MontaVista Linux will support development for many of Texas Instrument's OEM customers who are building embedded OMAP-based applications and for embedded Linux application developers using TI's Innovator(tm) Development Kit for the OMAP platform. TI and MontaVista have demonstrated this partnership in October at the Convergence Automotive Show in Detroit and in November during a technical presentation titled "Linux and the OMAP Platform for Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices" at Embedded Technology in Yokohama, Japan. MontaVista Software Inc. Texas Instruments Inc.

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