New members advance worldwide adoption of Linux in mobility, enterprise and mission-critical platforms
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Hisense Mobile, Solarflare and Thomas-Krenn.AG are joining the organization.
The worldwide increase of Linux adoption in critical technology areas is reflected by the diversity of The Linux Foundation’s membership and in the ways those members use Linux. Hisense Mobile uses it to customize mobile terminal solutions. Solarflare uses Linux to support enterprise and web 2.0 customers who scale out computing in multiple applications, and Thomas-Krenn supports High-Performance Computing (HPC) and mission-critical enterprise workloads with Linux.
All of today’s new members are maximizing their investments in Linux and collaboration to accelerate software development and increase both product and business innovation.
More information about today’s newest Linux Foundation members:
Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd  (Hisense Mobile) is a terminal solution supplier in China. Product lines include mobile handsets, Linux OS Smartphones, wireless modules, PC cards, and industry customized terminal products based on CDMA 1X/EVDO, GSM/GPRS and TD-SCDMA. Founded in June 2000, Hisense Mobile strives to be the global leader in mobile terminal solutions and reaches customers in South-east Asia, Middle Asia, Middle East Area, South America and African markets.
“The Linux Foundation and its members are working to advance Linux-based mobile technologies and we look forward to contributing to the Code Aurora Forum (CAF) as part of our commitment to that work and to help us innovate faster and deliver new products that meet market demand,” said Li Fu, Vice General Manager, Hisense Mobile Communications.
Solarflare Communications  is a leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O products that bridge the gap between applications and the network. The company’s solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as high frequency trading, high performance computing (HPC), cloud, virtualization and big data. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California and operates an R&D facility in Cambridge, UK.
“OpenSource software and Linux is critical to both to Solarflare’s and to our customers’ success. We have supported the maintenance of the Linux ethtool network interface utility for many years and we ship multiple OpenSource Linux based products. Our Linux Foundation membership marks our even deeper commitment to Linux and the OpenSource movement and will simplify our development efforts,” said Bruce Tolley, Vice President of Solutions and Outbound Marketing, Solarflare.
Thomas-Krenn.AG  is a high-quality, customer-centric German manufacturer of servers including rack-servers, tower servers, workstations, silent servers, modular servers and blade servers. The company also provides virtualization solutions, backup solutions for virtual environments and virtualization-consulting solutions. Founded in 2002, Thomas-Krenn.AG is headquartered in Freyung, Germany.
“The demand for Linux is still rapidly growing in the enterprise. Research firms report it, and it’s being proven in our customer deployments every day. We want to contribute to this rising platform and be a part of that growth and collaboration,” said Christoph Maier, CEOThomas-Krenn.AG. “By joining The Linux Foundation, we will more greatly reap the benefits of Linux while delivering more value to our customers and the community.”
“Contributing to Linux and participating in the global community of individuals and organizations that build the operating system gives new members an opportunity to maximize their work,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “Linux is offering a diverse range of opportunity for companies looking to expand their business and Linux Foundation members can help unlock those opportunities even more effectively through collaboration.”
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org .
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