As Linux continues its rise in mobile/embedded and enterprise computing, companies rally around collaborative development
SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that five new companies are joining the organization: Adeneo, Feuerlabs, Omnibond, STEC and Synopsys.
Linux is the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing. Since 2005, more than 8,000 developers from 800 companies have contributed to the Linux kernel (Video: How Linux is Built ).
It is this mass level of collaboration that enables companies to innovate faster, deliver products sooner and realize return on investment earlier. That is why The Linux Foundation is seeing more new members, from the mobile and embedded industry to the most cutting-edge areas of enterprise computing, commit to increased collaboration.
More details on today’s new Linux Foundation members:
Adeneo Embedded  is a system integrator focused on complete 32-bit embedded systems development. Since 2002, its engineering offices in Europe and North America have worked with customers worldwide to enable equipment and device makers to create large-scale systems, including automotive, consumer, medical and industrial equipment.
“Linux is the only operating system that spans across industries and infrastructures,” said Yannick Chammings, CEO, Adeneo Embedded. “Due to our work in industries ranging from automotive to medical to industrial equipment, Linux is an important investment for us and represents today a significant part of our activity. Joining The Linux Foundation will reinforce further our engagement within the Linux and open source community and allow us to deliver top level expertise to our customers.”
Feuerlabs  has created Exosense, a solution to address the demands of the Internet of Things. The next wave of connected society is predicted to grow faster than ever and will see a proliferation of embedded devices that will facilitate M2M, build out the Cloud, and constitute the basis of IoT. The product lifecycle of these devices requires appropriate tools, libraries, infrastructure and management systems to deliver the flexibility, adaptability and robustness demanded by business and expected by consumers. Exosense has been designed from the ground up to address the needs of all the stakeholders by adopting an open source business model to enable embedded and distributed application development.
“The Linux Foundation is an important forum for ensuring that the Internet of Things is enabled by a community with the foresight and ability to create the embedded foundations we all need. We want to make our contributions to the Foundation in projects like OpenEmbedded and Yocto where our knowledge of Erlang and highly distributed systems will make a difference. We believe these open source endeavors will advance Linux in embedded, as well as, stimulate interest and demand - we’re looking forward to becoming even more involved,” said Marcus Taylor, CEO, Feuerlabs.
Omnibond  is a software engineering company focused on infrastructure software, including Identity and Access Management and Massive Parallel Data Storage. As an advocate for open source development, the company provides development, maintenance and support services for OrangeFS, the next generation Parallel Virtual File System for high performance and data intensive computing.
“We’ve long supported open source software and the collaborative development model. Our Linux Foundation membership formalizes that commitment and provides new opportunities for us to collaborate,” said Randy Martin, Engineering Manager, Omnibond. “By working with our peers and the Linux kernel community on data storage and access management, we can increase the return we get from Linux.”
STEC, Inc.,  the SSD Company™, is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability and high-endurance needs of today’s data-intensive server and storage platforms. With headquarters in Santa Ana, California and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to design, manufacture and deliver the most comprehensive line of PCIe, SAS, SATA and embedded SSDs on the market today. In addition, STEC’s EnhanceIO™ SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance.
“Linux is an important platform for SSDs. Linux customers are looking for new ways to leverage SSDs to improve application performance. We see this as a key avenue to exploiting application acceleration with solid-state technologies,” said Ali Zadeh, Corporate SVP and CMO, STEC. “We understand and value the power of collaborative development and are happy to increase our investment here for the future.”
Synopsys  is a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems. The company’s solutions help designers and manufacturers address their key design challenges including power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. The company has approximately 70 offices around the world.
“Linux support is a key requirement for many of our customers’ SoC designs,” said Rich Goldman, vice president of corporate marketing and strategic alliances at Synopsys. “By joining The Linux Foundation, we will build on the work we have already done with Linux together with our IP and virtual prototyping solutions and continue our work to facilitate the use of Linux in embedded system design.”
“We want to thank our newest members for their support of Linux and The Linux Foundation,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “By collaborating with the larger community, Adeneo, Fleuerlabs, Omnibond, STEC and Synopsys will achieve even greater advancements through their investments in Linux.”
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation  is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, 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 , Linux videos  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. 
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