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World’s first embedded Linux product

MontaVista Software and Access Technologies, today announced they have teamed up to provide a complete Linux-based development platform and embedded browser solution for TI’s OMAP platform (OMAP 1510 Innovator). ACCESS will demonstrate the joint solution at 3GSM World Congress 2004 (Hall 4 stand L29).

MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition (CEE), is the world’s first embedded Linux product targeted at advanced consumer electronics devices. The integration of the versatile MontaVista embedded operating system and cross development environment with ACCESS’ NetFront v3.1 embedded browser, provides Internet device manufacturers a comprehensive solution that reduces development time and gets their OMAP-based Internet devices to market more quickly.

NetFront v3.1 is the most widely deployed and actively used embedded browser in the world. NetFront v3.1 boasts many innovations that provide an unparalleled Internet browsing experience including Smart-Fit Rendering a technology that intelligently renders Web pages to fit the narrow screen widths of mobile devices, eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. NetFront v3.1 also features Rapid-Render a patent-pending rendering technology that progressively renders and displays Web page content, significantly accelerating the presentation, discovery, and interaction opportunities for mobile Internet users.

“The combined solution of MontaVista Linux and ACCESS’ NetFront browser technology provides our customers with an optimized solution that eases development and speeds time-to-market,” said Scott Hedrick, Senior Product Marketing Manager MontaVista Software Inc. “MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition is optimized for consumer electronics devices, a market that ACCESS serves well with their market-leading NetFront browser.”

“Linux is increasingly becoming the systems software of choice for consumer electronics OEMs,” said Toru Arakawa, president and CEO, ACCESS Co., Ltd. “ACCESS and MontaVista Software will work closely together to provide embedded Internet software solutions for developers seeking to build Linux- based, next-generation products for the consumer electronics markets.”

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