IBM Partners to Form New Open Source Semiconductor Company

Thursday Jun 3rd 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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IBM has partnered with several big names in the tech world to create a not-for-profit open source Linux-based semiconductor chip company.

It's called Linaro. IBM has teamed up with several other firms to create a not-for-profit company to build Linux-based semiconductor chips.

Linaro will focus on system-on-chip open source development for mobile devices and enterprise equipment.

Other firms onboard include: ARM, Feescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments.

"Open source has become an engine for innovation in the smart phone and consumer electronics market," said Teppo Hemia, vice president, 3G Multimedia Platforms Business Unit of ST-Ericsson. "Being an active contributor in the open source community, we are excited to be one of the founding members of Linaro and expect our combined efforts to accelerate the development of Linux-based devices."

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