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MontaVista Supports Freescale Processors with Release of Next Generation MontaVista Linux 6 Product

MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, earlier today announced MontaVista Linux 6, a revolutionary new approach to embedded Linux development. By delivering Market Specific Distributions designed specifically for Freescale processors, MontaVista gives product developers unparalleled flexibility to design and deliver products uniquely tailored for their target market.

“The release of MontaVista Linux 6 allows our customers to continue to develop innovative, next-generation products on both Power Architecture and i.MX processors," said Ravi Swaminathan, Director of Software Ecosystem Alliances at Freescale Semiconductor. "By providing Market Specific Distributions designed specifically for Freescale processors and their target applications, innovative tools like the MontaVista Integration Platform, and support for the broader open-source community, our joint customers can continue to create innovative, differentiated products."

Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for Freescale processors are new Linux distributions, built on a common framework, and optimized for their target markets, including Automotive, Consumer, Industrial, and Networking. An MSD supports the full breadth of functionality offered by Freescale, and provides the value-add features and quality developers expect from MontaVista. Fully supported by MontaVista, MSDs for Freescale offerings may be customized and optimized for a specific target application, allowing developers to easily create a tailored software distribution that fully capitalizes on the underlying hardware platform. MSDs will be made available for Freescale PowerQUICC® II Pro processors, PowerQUICC III processors, QorIQ™ communications platforms, and i.MX processors.

“MontaVista Linux 6 is a revolutionary step forward in embedded Linux design,” said Joerg Bertholdt, Vice President of Marketing at MontaVista. “With the introduction of Market Specific Distributions for the Freescale processors, our joint customers can deliver products to market faster than ever, fully leveraging the power of the hardware and the support of MontaVista. Development of these new MSDs for Freescale continues our long, ongoing partnership.”

To help device developers get the most out of open source, MontaVista Linux 6 is comprised of:

  • Market Specific Distributions
  • MontaVista Integration Platform
  • MontaVista Zone Content Server
  • MontaVista DevRocket6

MontaVista Linux 6 is in use by beta customers today, and will be generally available in July 2009.

For more information on MVL6, please visit

To view the MontaVista Linux 6 press release, visit

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping 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. To learn more, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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