LG Electronics Joins Linux Foundation

LG Electronics Joins Linux Foundation

Consumer electronics leader LG signals formal commitment to Linux as one of major platforms for future devices

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2010 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that LG Electronics is its newest member. LG will participate in the Linux Foundation’s events and community development efforts.

LG is a global leader in serving the mobile devices, home electronics and home appliances markets. Because of LG’s established leadership, it can significantly contribute to the rapid shift towards a computing world in which all devices are connected, all the time, and from anywhere. Linux is naturally positioned to usher in the connected world of computing and LG’s participation in the Linux Foundation will help advance the operating system.

“LG Electronics is joining a growing number of companies who see the unique value that Linux brings to the future of computing, where there are many different devices that are always connected,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at the Linux Foundation. “With its long history of innovation, LG’s contributions to the Linux Foundation will help accelerate the introduction of new, Linux-based devices.”

LG this week is attending the invitation-only Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/component/registrationpro/?func=details&did=26

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1™ and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lge.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 www.linuxfoundation.org.

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