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MontaVista Software Commits as First Global Platinum Sponsor of 2008 Freescale Technology Forum.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Freescale Semiconductor today announced that MontaVista Software, Inc., a leader in embedded Linux[R] technology commercialization, is the first global platinum sponsor of the 2008 Freescale Technology Forum (FTF), the developer event of the year for the embedded semiconductor industry.

MontaVista has consistently sponsored FTF events since the program began in 2005. The global platinum sponsorship enables Freescale and MontaVista to collaborate closely on these events for embedded developers throughout 2008 to deliver consistent, high-quality training for FTF attendees worldwide.

"The Freescale Technology Forum gives MontaVista multiple opportunities to show embedded developers how to get the most out of open source when using Freescale solutions based on i.MX processors, Power Architecture[TM] technology and a broad range of other Freescale products," said Larry Macfarlane, vice president of marketing and CMO of MontaVista Software. "Every year, more types of devices are built on Freescale platforms running embedded Linux technology. FTF conferences are key for Linux developers who want to learn new techniques for accelerating development and adding competitive device functionality."

"Freescale and MontaVista share the common goal of helping customers create innovative products, and FTF represents the ultimate venue toward this end," said Chekib Akrout, vice president of Freescale's Networking Systems Division. "MontaVista continues to be an important partner to Freescale, enabling our next-generation, multi-core networking products with world-class Linux technology. We look forward to an especially successful series of events this year with MontaVista on board as a worldwide platinum sponsor."

Created to inspire innovation and collaboration, FTF has become recognized as the event of the year for the embedded semiconductor industry. The program has drawn nearly 20,000 attendees at FTF events worldwide since its inception. The global locations and dates for FTF 2008 are as follows:

* FTF Americas: June 16-19 in Orlando

* FTF Japan: Sept. 10 in Tokyo

* FTF EMEA: Oct. 7-8 in Paris

* FTF China: Nov. 5-6 in Beijing

* FTF India: Nov. 13-14 in Bangalore

For more information, visit www.freescale.com/FTF.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2007 sales of $5.7 billion (USD). www.freescale.com
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