Timesys Joins Linux Foundation
Leader in embedded Linux to help advance development efforts
SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Timesys Corporation is its newest member.
Timesys has been providing Linux offerings for more than 15 years and was one of the first companies to market with an open source, commercial-grade, embedded Linux development framework (LinuxLink). Timesys is joining The Linux Foundation to collaborate on initiatives that help provide tools and resources designed to ease embedded Linux development.
“The Linux Foundation is playing a key role in helping the embedded Linux market segment successfully reach maturity, and we want to signal our ongoing commitment to helping advance that agenda while contributing to important initiatives that make embedded Linux development easy,” said Atul Bansal, CEO, Timesys Corporation.
As the adoption of embedded Linux grows in industries ranging from telecom and automotive to medical, government and manufacturing, there are increased competitive pressures to bring differentiated products to market faster. This is taking place in parallel with an increasing demand for experienced embedded Linux developers. There is a clear need for open collaboration on tools and resources that allow developers to easily build embedded devices.
“Timesys brings a wealth of experience in embedded Linux development, and we’re excited to collaborate with them on the future of Linux in this market,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation.
Timesys will also participate in Linux Foundation events, such as the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and Embedded Linux Conference, both of which will take place in San Francisco this April. For more information on Linux Foundation events, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/ .
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework for embedded Linux applications. The LinuxLink framework includes the Linux kernel, cross-toolchain, application development IDE, an award-winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, documentation and expert technical support. LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source, embedded Linux platform through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. Sign up for access to the free Edition of LinuxLink at www.timesys.com/register .
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation  is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, 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 technical events , 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. 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.
Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Timesys is a registered trademark of Timesys Corporation.