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MontaVista Contact: CriticalBlue Contact:
Dean Misenhimer Leslie Cumming
MontaVista Software Skye Marketing Communications
CriticalBlue and MontaVista Partner to Expand Multicore Software Development Solutions for Embedded
Support for Prism on MontaVista Linux will drive faster adoption of multicore platforms and
deployment of end products on leading commercial Linux platform
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - December 21, 2009 - MontaVista(r) Software LLC, a leader in embedded Linux(r)
commercialization, and CriticalBlue, a pioneer in embedded multicore software analysis, exploration
and verification tools, announced today CriticalBlue has joined the MontaVista partner program and
will make their Prism product available on MontaVista Linux 6 and Montavista Linux Carrier Grade
This announcement continues the broadening of Prism integrations with key players in the multicore
software development eco-system by adding support for an industrial strength, commercial quality
Linux. Prism is an award winning embedded multicore programming system which allows software
engineers to easily asses and realize the full potential of multicore processors without
significant change to their development flow. Prism analyzes the behavior of code running on either
hardware development boards or simulators. It allows engineers to take their existing sequential
code, and without making any changes, explore and analyze opportunities for concurrency. Having
identified the optimal parallelization strategy in this way, the developer will implement parallel
structures, and use Prism again to verify efficient and thread-safe operations.
MontaVista Linux is the first commercial Linux provider to be supported by Prism. The Prism Eclipse
plug-in will be integrated into the MontaVista DevRocket integrated development environment (IDE),
providing the most advanced embedded Linux development environment for multicore software on the
market. MontaVista customers will now be able to quickly analyze the potential benefit of new, high
performance, multicore software platforms for their existing application code and develop new code
and quickly tune it for operation on multicore processors, all within a single MontaVista DevRocket
environment, and all in the familiar Eclipse framework.
Prism is available today for ARM and MIPS cores with several other leading multicore processor
architectures coming in Q1 2010.
"Developers need to analyze their real world applications running on commercial Linux platforms
like MontaVista Linux using common frameworks like Eclipse," said David Stewart, CEO, CriticalBlue.
"By partnering with MontaVista, and integrating with the MontaVista DevRocket IDE, Prism will
support the broadest range of platforms on a commercial quality Linux, allowing our joint customers
a way to rapidly ensure safe and timely migration of their software onto multicore platforms and
efficient exploitation of the parallelism inherent within."
"By combining CriticalBlue's Prism solution, MontaVista Linux and MontaVista DevRocket, our
customers will benefit from the most advanced multicore integrated development environment
available for embedded Linux," said Dan Cauchy, vice president, marketing at MontaVista Software.
"This integrated environment will allow developers to quickly analyze, convert and tune sequential
code into parallel code and harness the full capabilities of MontaVista Linux running on modern
This<http://twitter.com/home?status=CriticalBlue%20and%20Monta... CriticalBlue and MontaVista partner to drive multicore development on commercial quality embedded Linux. http://bit.ly/80H1v0 to learn more.
* MontaVista is based in Santa Clara, Calif.
* CriticalBlue is based in Edinburgh, U.K.
* Partnership will help speed development of multicore software applications and hence
accelerate the time to market of end products based on multicore platforms.
* Integration with Prism allows MontaVista customers to analyze their existing single
threaded application code for use in multicore platform.
* Prism technology is an Eclipse plug-in and is based on dynamic tracing of the users'
* MontaVista DevRocket is an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE).
* Developers can work in a familiar Eclipse environment using both MontaVista and
CriticalBlue development tools.
* Prism is available today for ARM and MIPS cores with several other leading multicore
processor architectures coming in Q1 2010.
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About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a 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 www.mvista.com<http://www.mvista.com/>
CriticalBlue is a pioneer of flexible, automated system design solutions that meet the increasing
performance, power, and cost demands associated with the delivery of advanced electronic products
within today's demanding design schedules. The increasing use of complex, multicore processor
architectures has accelerated demand for CriticalBlue's technology and expertise throughout all
electronic industry sectors. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, with offices in San Jose,
California, and Tokyo, Japan, the company has delivered multiple solutions for key aspects of
embedded software design, including Prism, a multicore embedded software design environment, and
Cascade, a software accelerator synthesis technology. The company is funded by European, US Silicon
Valley, Japanese venture capitalists and corporate investors. 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.
Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including statements regarding
the availability, plans, development, expected features and expected benefits of MontaVista and
CriticalBlue products, which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ
materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that
MontaVista and CriticalBlue face that could cause results to differ materially including risks
associated with any unforeseen technical difficulties or software errors related to the final
development and launch of any of MontaVista's or CriticalBlue's products; or the integration of
MontaVista's and CriticalBlue's products. The forward-looking statements contained in this release
are made as of the date hereof, and neither MontaVista nor CriticalBlue assume any obligation to
update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those
projected in such statements.
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