Creator of Splashtop Instant-On Technology Joins Linux Foundation

Creator of Splashtop Instant-On Technology Joins Linux Foundation

DeviceVM to expand Linux’ reach to 30 percent of all PCs worldwide

LINUXCON (Portland, Ore.), September 21, 2009 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that DeviceVM has become its newest member.
DeviceVM is the creator of the award-winning Splashtop™ instant-on platform, which is powered by Linux. Splashtop allows users to access the Internet and their favorite desktop applications within seconds of turning on the machine, rather than waiting long minutes for a full boot-up.

Linux-based Splashtop has been pre-installed by the major manufacturers on more than 10 million PCs worldwide. DeviceVM estimates that by the end of 2010, approximately 30 percent of all PCs worldwide will ship with Splashtop—and thereby, Linux—pre-installed.

“People don’t know it, but the Linux desktop has arrived – and at its own speed,” said Cliff Miller, chief strategy officer at DeviceVM. “Splashtop boots up and gets you online so fast you don’t even have time to say ‘operating system!’ Behind the scenes, of course, it’s been the Linux community and our work with them that made instant-on possible. It’s entirely appropriate for the Linux Foundation to take a bow for successes like this.”

As the Linux Foundation’s newest member, DeviceVM already participates in the Moblin project and contributes to Linux at the kernel level. DeviceVM will also participate in Linux Foundation events and conferences, such as the widely anticipated LinuxCon, occurring September 21 – 23, 2009 in Portland, Oregon (http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon).

“DeviceVM is introducing millions of new users worldwide to the power of Linux,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at the Linux Foundation. “Many of the technologies that people use everyday are based on Linux. We welcome DeviceVM as a new member and applaud its ongoing contributions.”

About DeviceVM
DeviceVM, Inc. is a privately held software company, selected by Dow Jones as one of the top 50 companies to watch. With its instant-on Splashtop product, DeviceVM is improving the every-day experience of computer users. Founded in 2006, DeviceVM is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Taipei, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.

About Splashtop
Splashtop is an award-winning instant-on platform that improves the personal computing experience. Splashtop enables users to read e-mail, chat with friends, share photos, or surf the Web seconds after turning on their PC. Splashtop is currently available on more than 10 million PCs across 200 models of notebooks, motherboards, desktops, and netbooks from leading manufacturers including HP, Acer, Lenovo, ASUS, Sony, and LG. Since its debut in October 2007, Splashtop has received numerous awards, including the prestigious “Most Innovative Product” award from PC World, and the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science. For more information, see http://www.splashtop.com.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please visit the Linux Foundation website.

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Trademarks: The Linux Foundation and Linux Standard Base are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Splashtop is a trademark of DeviceVM, Inc.

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