MontaVista Adopts Moblin to Deliver Linux Commercialization Solution for Embedded Devices
March 4, 2009 -- MontaVista Software, Inc. has announced support for the Moblin software platform. The open source platform supports the full feature set of the Intel Atom processor, and combined with Moblin is ideally suited for any embedded application that demands connectivity, or multimedia and graphics intensive application support, in a low-power envelope.
"Moblin offers compatibility with existing and future x86 development environments and tools allowing reuse of existing, mature development infrastructure. By delivering MontaVista’s embedded Linux commercialization based on Moblin, device manufacturers can bring commercial devices to market quickly and cost effectively," said Joerg Bertholdt, Vice President of Marketing at MontaVista Software. "They will be able to fully realize the benefits of the MontaVista and Moblin investment across a very broad range of different embedded applications, such as multi-media entertainment devices, industrial devices with extended life-time and temperature requirements and green consumer electronics."
"There is a strong demand for innovation in the market today for new types of devices that provide a true mobile internet experience," said Ram Peddibhotla, Open Source Business Director, Intel Software and Services Group. "The Moblin software platform and Intel Atom processors provide a foundation for that innovation by offering overall performance advantages, fast boot and software compatibility. Since Moblin is optimized to deliver on what embedded customers need, MontaVista is well positioned to provide time to market advantage for a wide range of customers across embedded market segments."
Moblin, an open source project hosted on Moblin.org, is an optimized Open Source Linux software stack and technology framework that delivers visually rich internet, media experience on Intel Atom Processor based devices.
MontaVista Linux for Intel Atom will be available in mid-March.
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