Ixonos Joins Linux Foundation

Leading developer of mobile software and solutions to collaborate on mobile Linux platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 9, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Ixonos is its newest member.

Ixonos creates solutions for mobile devices and services for wireless technology suppliers and telecommunications companies, as well as mobile device and consumer electronics manufacturers. It has been actively involved in mobile Linux development efforts since 2006 and joins The Linux Foundation today to maximize its investment in the operating system. The company will collaborate with other leading vendors, users and developers to help advance Linux-based mobile platforms, including Android and MeeGo.

Linux-based mobile platforms are on the rise. According to research firm Gartner, the Android platform will command 50 percent of the smartphone market by 2012 and 40 percent of the tablet market by 2015. This fast-paced success can be attributed, in part, to using Linux as a foundation for development.

“Linux and open source software are dominant in mobile software platforms and are being used by our customers around the globe for customizing their devices and services,” said Antti Aumo, Vice President, Global Solutions at Ixonos. “By joining The Linux Foundation, we can increase our collaboration on the development of Linux-based mobile platforms and advance efforts for our customers and partners.”

“Linux is providing the foundation for next-generation mobile computing, and companies like Ixonos understand that collaboration with the community can accelerate innovation in this area,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “The Linux Foundation welcomes Ixonos as its newest member and looks forward to its contributions.”

Ixonos has partnerships with other Linux market leaders, including IBM, Intel and Oracle, among others. It recently announced the first 3D user interface to run on MeeGo at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing.

About Ixonos
Ixonos creates wireless technologies, software and solutions for mobile devices and services. Together with its customers, Ixonos develops products and services, which let people enjoy inspiring digital experiences, anyplace, anytime. The company improves the competitiveness of its client organizations by enabling superior user experiences for their devices and services and by shortening the time to market. Ixonos’ clients include globally leading wireless technology suppliers, mobile device manufacturers, telecommunications companies and consumer electronics manufacturers, as well as other companies taking advantage of the new business opportunities that wireless communication enables. Headquartered in Helsinki, Ixonos also has offices in China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain and the United States. Follow Ixonos on Twitter and YouTube.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, 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 Linux conferences, 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 and include important Linux video resources. 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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