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
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
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
AMD (NYSE: AMD - news) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the
personal and networked computer and communications markets.
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.
about AMD and its products can be found at http://www.amd.com/news/news.html.
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.
Inc. at http://www.lineo.com.
For more information, contact Lineo, Inc. via
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: (801) 426-5001.
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