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Jul 13, 2000, 19:09 (0 Talkback[s])

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"MontaVista, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux operating system for embedded applications, today announced its continued expansion of operations into Asia. Naming Hitoshi Arima as general manager of its Japan operations in Tokyo, MontaVista has established its direct presence in Japan."

"Historically, the Japanese embedded systems market has had a tightly linked supply chain. Our Tokyo office affords us a front-line opportunity to help meet rapidly growing market demand for complete open-source solutions," said Jim Ready, CEO of MontaVista. "This move, in conjunction with our participation in Embedded Linux Consortium of Japan, demonstrates our commitment to bringing the benefits of open-source Linux to the Asian markets."

"In his new position as general manager, Arima will assume day-to-day responsibilities for MontaVista's Japan operations while reporting to Patrice Commune, vice president of international sales. Arima will focus on developing the company's Asia-Pacific organization and support infrastructure that is expected to grow rapidly to more than 20 people."

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