Companies Pledge Support for Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded

Cavium Networks
“Cavium Networks supports the Yocto Project’s goal of simplifying and streamlining embedded Linux development,” said YJ Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group, Cavium Networks. “This effort will have a strong positive impact as a number of embedded developers are going to market with Linux on our multi-core processors.”

Dell
“The collaboration between Yocto and OpenEmbedded promises to deliver a flexible, standardized infrastructure and enable Dell to deliver innovative customer solutions more quickly,” said Mark Cathcart, Senior Distinguished Engineer and Director of Software Engineering in the Dell Enterprise Products Group. “We look forward to participating in and contributing to the project.”

Freescale Semiconductor
“The Yocto Project is helping bring together contributors from the OpenEmbedded community and many other important, upstream projects,” said Raja Tabet, Vice President of Software and Systems for Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group. “Together these projects bring additional force to the advancement of embedded Linux devices.”

Intel
“By aligning resources from the Yocto Project and the OpenEmbedded community, the industry can accelerate the adoption of embedded solutions,” said Doug Fisher, Vice President, Software and Services Group (SSG), and general manager of SSG’s Systems Software Division at Intel. “Linux is pervasive in embedded computing and this deeper collaboration will enable companies and developers to advance a whole new generation of embedded Linux devices.”

LSI

“The Yocto project is delivering a core suite of tools with a standard open approach that enables developers to focus on application development rather than adapting to customized environments,” said Gene Scuteri, vice president, Networking Components Division, LSI. “This open source effort in alignment with OpenEmbedded will drastically save development resources for customers and make it easier to expand the use of embedded Linux for solutions in networking and enterprise applications.”

Mentor Graphics

“The Yocto Project represents a massive collaboration among the embedded Linux community’s most important stakeholders including the OpenEmbedded community,” said Glenn Perry, general manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “Our active investment of technical resources and participation in the Yocto Project will deliver a common technology that will help unify the Linux user community.”

MontaVista Software
“As an early supporter of OpenEmbedded solutions, MontaVista is delighted to see the alignment of the embedded community in support of the Yocto Project,” said Dan Cauchy, VP of Marketing and Business Development, MontaVista Software. “This represents a major step forward in reducing fragmentation in the embedded Linux market, it will provide greater consistency of software and tools across multiple architectures, and ultimately will help device manufacturers achieve faster time to market.”

NetLogic Microsystems
“We are pleased to support the Yocto Project through our multi-core processor family. The Yocto Project is bringing a core set of tools into one place where developers can easily download and build board support packages,” said Chris O’Reilly, VP of Marketing, NetLogic Microsystems. “This open source effort in alignment with OpenEmbedded will drastically ease the development process and accelerate bringing embedded Linux to market.”

Texas Instruments
“OpenEmbedded is a very popular choice among BeagleBoard.org community software developers and is utilized within TI to design many of our own software development kits,” said Jason Kridner, Chief Software Technologist, Texas Instruments ARM Microprocessor Business. “The Yocto Project will take ease-of-design to the next level. The alignment with OpenEmbedded will drastically increase open source collaboration efforts and make it easier than ever to promote Linux in embedded systems as well as deliver a positive and improved end developer experience.”

Tilera Corporation
“The Yocto project is a major step forward for embedded Linux. We are very happy to be part of this collaboration and to bring our many-core experience to the community,” said Vijay K. Aggarwal VP of Business Development, Tilera Corporation. “The Yocto project will significantly decrease our customers’ time to market and efforts to provide custom solutions across a variety of application segments.”

Timesys
“The Yocto project’s goal to help companies build custom Linux-based products with greater ease aligns completely with Timesys’s mission to reduce the complexity and risk associated with embedded Linux product development,” said Atul Bansal, CEO Timesys Corporation. “The collaboration between OpenEmbedded and Yocto will help advance even greater adoption of Linux in embedded devices.”

Wind River
“Wind River sees tremendous potential in the Yocto Project. By establishing a shared build infrastructure, the Yocto Project can provide developers with a significant head start on their embedded Linux projects and help to curb issues such as fragmentation and duplication,” said Scot Morrison, Senior Vice President of Products at Wind River. “With the OpenEmbedded community and additional partners adding further support, there is rising momentum around the Yocto Project to work collectively to advance the embedded Linux industry.”