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LinuxPR: Alchemy Semiconductor Partners with MontaVista in Growing Internet Edge Device Market

Jan 31, 2001, 07:05 (0 Talkback[s])

"Hard Hat Linux to Power the Alchemy Au1000 SOC in Embedded Applications."

"Alchemy Semiconductor, Inc., announced that it is partnering with MontaVista Software to provide an embedded Linux development tool kit for its Au1000 systems-on-a-chip (SOC) platform. Alchemy, an Austin-based fabless semiconductor company will leverage MontaVista's flagship product, Hard Hat Linux, to target the Internet Edge Device market. Building on Alchemy's expertise in high performance, low power and high integration SOCs, and MontaVista's proficiency and track record with embedded Linux, the companies together address the needs of developers faced with designing better edge products and bringing them to market more quickly."

"The Alchemy Au1000 is a high performance, low power SOC based on the MIPS32 architecture, power dissipation less than half a watt at 400MHz and targeted at the Internet Edge Device market: Customer Premise (CPE) products, including both wireless hand-held enterprise PDAs and remote Internet access products; and Internet infrastructure products, such as routers and line cards. Alchemy recognizes the growing use of MontaVista Hard Hat Linux in embedded applications, demonstrated dramatically by its numerous customer design wins. "The Alchemy-MontaVista partnership reflects not only their confidence in our product family, but also our recognition of their technology acumen in embedded open source." said Eric Broockman, President and CEO of Alchemy Semiconductor. He added, "Jim Ready's team has demonstrated good business sense and superb technical expertise, and we are eager to partner with them to make our combined offering a compelling value proposition for customers."

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