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AMD and Lineo Announce Strategic Relationship
Date: Monday June 12, 2000
Category: Press Release
Manufacturer Link: AMD
AMD and Lineo, Inc. today announced a strategic relationship to provide embedded developers with advanced embedded Linux solutions for Internet appliances.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AMD and Lineo, Inc., a leading provider of embedded Linux system software, today announced a strategic relationship to provide embedded developers with advanced embedded Linux solutions for Internet appliances.

Under this agreement, the two companies will develop advanced embedded Linux solutions for AMD's entire line of embedded 32-bit processors using Embedix(TM) Linux from Lineo. This includes the AMD-K6(TM), AMD Athlon(TM), AMD Elan(TM) SC400 and AMD Elan SC500 processor families.

``AMD's embedded processor line provides the industry's best price performance value in the embedded processor market. We view Lineo as a premier provider of embedded Linux,'' said Tim Wright, director of the Embedded Processors Division of AMD. ``Together, AMD and Lineo will provide a truly best-of-breed solution. The strength of Embedix Linux, coupled with the x86 compatibility and unmatched performance of AMD's processors, will provide a world class solution for the next generation of consumer electronics.''

``By including Embedix Linux in the AMD development kits, we are able to eliminate many of the hardware and software integration issues experienced by developers when designing embedded solutions,'' said Bryan Sparks, CEO of Lineo, Inc.

AMD is actively developing Linux-based solutions for the consumer electronics, Internet appliance and general embedded markets. As part of the agreement, AMD will add Embedix Linux to its 32-bit embedded reference designs and development kits.

Devices using Embedix products are found in the complete range of industries, including: consumer devices, Internet infrastructure, home automation, convergence devices, transportation systems and retail business products.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD - news) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets. AMD produces microprocessors, flash memories, and integrated circuits for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $2.9 billion in 1999. Additional information about AMD and its products can be found at

About Lineo, Inc.

Lineo(TM), Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux® system software, develops, markets and sells embedded Linux system software and applications that provide OEMs and consumers with simple, low-cost software for interacting with the Internet via embedded devices. Lineo owns the Embedix(TM) product family including Embedix Linux, Embedix SDK and Embedix Browser. Visit Lineo, Inc. at For more information, contact Lineo, Inc. via e-mail: or telephone: (801) 426-5001.

AMD, the AMD logo, AMD-K6 and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Lineo and Embedix are trademarks of Lineo, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds. All other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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