MontaVista Software is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. We help you get the most of open source by providing commercial quality Linux and developer tools that significantly reduce the time and effort required to deliver commercial products to market. Combine that with our expert support, hardware enablement, and the resources of the MontaVista community and you can see why there are over 50 million devices in the market today running on MontaVista Linux.

MontaVista’s open source leadership

Linux is an open source platform. A Linux software provider who is not heavily involved in the open source community can’t meet your needs. Not all companies are committed full-time to Linux. Their main business may be processors or proprietary software, and they only provide Linux to power their other products. MontaVista is committed to supporting Linux and the open source community. We have the Linux expertise you require, and know how to effectively work within the open source community.

No embedded software company has done more to lead the open source community than MontaVista:

  • A consistent top 20 contributor to the mainline Linux kernel for several years in a row
  • Has contributed more lines of source code to the Linux kernel then all other embedded Linux companies combined
  • Active contributor or maintainer of key areas of Linux inside and outside the kernel, plus other kernel trees and communities
  • Member, sponsor, co-founder, director, board member, or chair of more than 20 open source organizations

MontaVista has also spun-off independent open-source projects based on a number of its features, including dynamic power management, high-resolution POSIX timers, the pramfs file system, and the openais implementation of the SA Forum's Application Interface Specification.

We help you get the most out of open source

Embedded Linux is the most-often-selected software platform for developing new devices. MontaVista's mission is to help device designers and embedded application developers get the most out of Linux and other open source software. By doing so, we help you get to market more quickly, create the features you need to be competitive, and significantly reduce your overall project costs.