Artesyn Partners With MontaVista to Offer Carrier Grade Linux for AdvancedTCA Telecom Blades and AdvancedMC Modules

Sep 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from Artesyn Technologies

    MADISON, Wis., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Artesyn Communication
 Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies (Nasdaq:   ATSN), today announced
 that it has partnered with MontaVista to offer MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade
 Edition (CGE) for its telecom blades and modules. Artesyn will offer bundled,
 certified MontaVista CGE solutions for its PICMG 2.16, AdvancedTCA,
 AdvancedMC, ProcessorPMC blades and modules, preinstalled in flash memory.
 Artesyn blades and modules equipped with MontaVista CGE provide a modular open
 architecture platform for building scaleable, high-availability network
 infrastructure equipment.
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     "Embedded Linux is emerging as a dominant platform for building high-
 availability network infrastructure products, and we are committed to offering
 our telecom equipment OEM customers the finest carrier grade Linux solutions,"
 said Todd Wynia, vice president of marketing at Artesyn.  "Soon, Network
 Equipment Providers (NEPs) will be able to purchase MontaVista's carrier grade
 Linux directly from Artesyn, certified by MontaVista, and pre-installed in
 flash on our telecom blades and modules."
     MontaVista Linux CGE is an open and flexible development platform designed
 specifically to address the unique and demanding requirements of carrier grade
 class applications, with a strong focus on open standards and high
 availability services. MontaVista CGE is the industry's most field tested and
 proven Linux distribution.  It is the only carrier grade Linux deployed by the
 world's leading NEPs in carrier networks for over three generations of
 product, and it serves as the foundation for advanced telecom solutions
 currently in design. MontaVista CGE is also the only carrier grade Linux
 operating system that complies with both the Service Availability Forum (SA
 Forum) Application Interface Specifications for high availability services and
 the Open Source Development Lab's (OSDL) requirements for Carrier Grade Linux
     "As the telecom industry responds to the extreme pressure to redesign
 their networks and introduce new advanced capabilities, NEPs are requiring a
 reliable, robust and flexible software platform to build out sophisticated
 designs while not putting their project schedules at risk," said Peder
 Ulander, vice president of marketing at MontaVista.  "Artesyn has been a
 pioneer in the development of open architecture telecom platforms and
 recognizes the need for the telecom industry to leverage cost-effective off-
 the-shelf (COTS) components with advanced Linux technologies.   MontaVista
 atop Artesyn's blades and modules gives our joint customers a tested, out of
 the box, best of breed foundation for building and deploying reliable,
 feature-rich, carrier-class solutions."
     MontaVista CGE is available immediately from MontaVista for Artesyn's
 PICMG 2.16 Katana 750i, 752i, 3750 and 3752 blades, which feature PowerPC
 processing complexes, high-performance packet-switched backplane interfaces,
 PMC/PTMC mezzanine expansion, and integrated IPMI system management.
 MontaVista CGE is also available for Artesyn's PowerQUICC-based Pm8560
 protocol engine, an octal E1/T1 card optimized for SS7/SIGTRAN signaling.
 Artesyn will announce bundled, certified MontaVista CGE solutions for select
 PICMG 2.16, AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and ProcessorPMC blades and modules at a
 future date.
     "We're excited to see Artesyn and MontaVista join forces, and look forward
 to working with them on future PowerPC- and PowerQUICC processor-based
 high-availability Linux platforms," said Jeff Timbs, a marketing director at
 Freescale Semiconductor's Networking and Computing Systems Group. "Artesyn
 blades running MontaVista CGE provide an excellent open architecture platform
 for developing and deploying telecom infrastructure applications targeting
 Freescale processors."
     About Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
     Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, FL., is a world
 leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power conversion and single-
 board computing solutions for infrastructure applications in
 telecommunications and data-communications systems. The Company's products are
 used in middle to high-end servers, data storage devices, routers, hubs, high-
 speed modems, RF amplification systems, base station controllers and
 transceivers. The Company has a global sales reach with design and
 manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America. Artesyn is a
 public company whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock market under
 the symbol ATSN. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at .
     About MontaVista Software
     MontaVista Software is the leading embedded Linux provider for the
 telecommunications market, delivering a complete, flexible and open operating
 system that allows system designers to innovate across a wide range of mobile
 and wireless devices and communications infrastructures. Founded in 1999 by
 real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, and headquartered in the heart
 of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista's commercial-grade Linux
 helps customers differentiate their products and get them to market faster and
 at a lower development cost.  For more information about MontaVista Software,
 please visit .

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