Enea Joins Linux Foundation

Leading provider of operating systems and embedded technology extends its commitment to Linux, support for community development

SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Enea is its newest member.

Enea is a leading supplier of highly reliable operating systems and multicore software technology. A longtime supplier of Linux software and consulting services, the company expects to expand its efforts by providing both stand-alone Linux development environments and integrated, heterogeneous solutions blending Linux, realtime operating systems (RTOS) and hypervisor technology to support multi-core processors that are pushing the limits on performance in the areas of telecom, mobile, medical and automotive, among others.

The company is joining The Linux Foundation to extend its participation in the Linux community. Enea expects to capitalize on the market demand for solutions that require both Linux and proprietary realtime technology in order to drive performance while at the same time reducing costs and increasing reliability. The company hopes to help represent its customers’ needs by collaborating on initiatives that help advance Linux in its core markets.

“Linux is very often part of a multicore system solution in the communications industry,” said Marcus Hjortsberg, vice president of marketing at Enea. “We are making Linux part of our company strategy and look to leverage the membership in Linux Foundation to better support our customers and the multicore platforms solutions we are developing.”

As the embedded computing market explodes and Linux is increasingly chosen to support next-generation systems, companies are looking for ways to contribute to the Linux development process and understand the principles involved in collaborative development. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum in which developers, vendors and Linux users can practice these principles and advance Linux for the future of computing.

“Enea has a rich history of technical innovation and we’re looking forward to their contributions to The Linux Foundation,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs, The Linux Foundation.

About Enea
Enea is a global software and services company focused on solutions for communication-driven products. With 40 years of experience Enea is a world leader in the development of software platforms with extreme demands on high-availability and performance. Enea’s expertise in real-time operating systems and high availability middleware shortens development cycles, brings down product costs and increases system reliability. Enea’s vertical solutions cover telecom handsets and infrastructure, medtech, automotive and mil/aero. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Enea is listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. For more information please visit enea.com or contact us at info@enea.com.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting technical events, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.
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