Software design firm to participate in Foundation’s embedded and mobile initiatives
SAN FRANCISCO, February 22, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Intrinsyc is its newest member.
Intrinsyc provides software design and services that help its customers compete in today’s high-stakes device market. Core to its strategy is the development of high-quality software while accelerating time-to-market for the world’s leading device makers. Intrinsyc achieved notable success with the development of the first Android-based e-reader and has followed up with several software and services agreements to support Android mobile device development.
The company is joining The Linux Foundation to collaborate with the community on embedded Linux development, specifically around Android and MeeGo, for devices ranging from smartphones to industrial handhelds, portable gaming devices, e-readers, media tablets, and automobile infotainment.
“Joining The Linux Foundation is a natural next step for us,” said Alkarim Kassam, Vice President Engineering, Intrinsyc. “We’ve long used Linux to meet our customers’ needs and with a tidal wave of Linux-based devices coming into the market, our Linux Foundation membership will help us collaborate on how to maximize Linux for the next-generation of devices.”
“Intrinsyc brings unique expertise to The Linux Foundation, and we’re looking forward to the company’s contributions,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs, The Linux Foundation. “Device makers are benefiting from a massive embedded Linux movement, and The Linux Foundation is happy to be able to provide a neutral forum in which much of this important work can be done.”
Intrinsyc empowers device makers, mobile operators, and silicon vendors to deliver compelling, next generation mobile and embedded devices faster with higher quality, and differentiating innovation. Intrinsyc is publicly traded (TSX: ICS) and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in China, Taiwan and the United States. http://www.intrinsyc.com 
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 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. 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.