NTT DoCoMo to Acquire Stake in U.S. Developer of Linux Software


TOKYO, JAPAN, December 21, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced that today it agreed with MontaVista Software Inc., a U.S. developer of Linux software for telecommunications equipment and mobile handsets, to invest $3 million in newly issued preferred stock for an equity stake in the company.

DoCoMo has already introduced products equipped with MontaVista® Linux®. DoCoMo hopes the investment will allow it to efficiently improve and develop its Linux products.

The Sunnyvale, California-based company headed by James Ready, was founded in February 1999 and had 182 employees as of the end of November 2004.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company, serving more than 49 million customers. The company offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode®, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 42 million subscribers as the world's most popular mobile Internet service, and FOMA®, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific and Europe. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

FOMA, i-mode, mova are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.

Go to top of the page