MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux Available for Emerson Network Power’s AdvancedTCA Blades



Emerson Demos Bundled CGL Solution at Freescale Technology Forum

Freescale Technology Forum — EMERSON Booth # 1706 and 1707

MADISON, WI; July 17, 2006 — Emerson Network Power’s (NYSE: EMR) new Embedded
Computing business, formerly Artesyn Communication Products, today announced the
availability of MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux for its KatanaQp AdvancedTCA blades and
PmPPC7448 ProcessorPMC modules. Emerson will offer MontaVista CGL (version 3.1 or 4.0)
bundled with its KatanaQp blades and PmPPC7448 modules, certified by MontaVista. Emerson
will demonstrate MontaVista CGL running on its blades and modules at the Freescale
Technology Forum (MontaVista Booth #1603)

“Embedded Linux is emerging as the dominant platform for building high-availability
network infrastructure products, and we are committed to offering our telecom equipment
OEM customers the finest carrier grade Linux solutions for our open architecture blades
and modules,” said Todd Wynia, vice president of product management for Emerson’s new
Embedded Computing business. “Now, Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) can purchase
MontaVista’s carrier grade Linux directly from Emerson, certified by MontaVista, and
installed in flash on our telecom blades and modules.”

“MontaVista Linux CGE is the operating system platform of choice for many NEPs who want
to outsource their system design and leverage cost-effective, commercial-off-the-shelf
components,” said Jim Ready, chief technical officer, MontaVista Software. “MontaVista
Linux running on Emerson’s AdvancedTCA blades gives NEPs a flexible, open and proven
foundation for building and deploying reliable, feature-rich, carrier-class systems.”

“MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux running on processors from Freescale Semiconductor
built on Power Architecture™ technology are designed to deliver a combination of high
availability and exceptional performance while holding the line on power consumption,”
said Lynelle McKay, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Digital Systems
Division. “Emerson’s high-density, configurable AdvancedTCA blades make this technology
readily accessible to network equipment providers, providing a flexible, high-density,
high-performance foundation for building a broad range of network infrastructure
equipment.”

MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition is a field hardened Linux distribution that is widely
deployed in the networks of the world’s leading carriers. MontaVista Linux CGE complies
with both the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) Application Interface Specifications
for high availability services and the Open Source Development Lab’s (OSDL) requirements
for Carrier Grade Linux. CGE also features comprehensive development tools (based on the
latest open source Eclipse framework) and world-class technical support and services.

Emerson will offer both MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux Edition 3.1 and MontaVista
Carrier Grade Linux Edition 4.0 for its blades and modules. Version 4.0 integrates the
latest Linux 2.6 kernel, which features advanced hard real-time capabilities, unique
clustering services, and built-in AdvancedTCA hardware support.

The KatanaQp is a high-performance telecom blade for open architecture systems
utilizing Advanced TCA chassis. The KatanaQp features a pair of Freescale MPC7448
processors built on Power Architecture technology, four PTMC expansion sites, redundant
IPMI-based system management interfaces, and a high-speed PICMG 3.1-compliant ATCA
interface with ten-Gigabit Ethernet channels. Key applications include WAN access,
SS7/SIGTRAN signaling, media gateways, traffic processing, wireless base stations and
softswitches.

The PmPPC7448 is a ProcessorPMC module that makes it easy for telecom OEMs to add
high-availability processing power to telecom systems equipped with PMC expansion sites.
Based on Freescale’s MPC7448 processor, the PmPPC7448 makes an ideal control plane
processor for optical and wireless infrastructure. It’s also ideal for augmenting packet
processing and routing performance in voice gateways and softswitches, and for enhancing
protocol processing performance in SS7 and SIGTRAN signaling control points and
gateways.
About Emerson Network Power

Artesyn Communication Products has now become the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™. Preparing customers for high-stakes opportunities and threats, Emerson Network Power provides reliable power, precision cooling, connectivity and embedded computing solutions for IT, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers network reliability programs encompassing engineering, installation, project management and support services. For more information on the full spectrum of enterprise-wide solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit www.emersonnetworkpower.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2005 were $17.3 billion. For more information, visit www.gotoemerson.com.

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