CAMBRIDGE, UK and Salt Lake City, Utah, U.s. -- May 13, 2002 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions and Lineo™, Inc. a leading innovator in embedded systems, and smart handheld and residential gateway stack solutions, today announced that Lineo has completed a port of Embedix, its Linux-based operating system, to the ARM® PrimeXsys™ Wireless Platform. This is the first operating system to be ported to the PrimeXsys Wireless Platform by a third-party IP provider and marks the first availability of embedded Linux for the PrimeXsys Wireless Platform.
As an inaugural member of the ARM DevZone™ program, Lineo has a long-standing relationship with ARM and the ARM developer community, working to optimize Embedix Linux for ARM core-based microprocessors. This latest development marks a significant step toward products becoming available, based on the ARM PrimeXsys technology and running Embedix OS.
"By working together, ARM and Lineo have made considerable advances in optimizing Linux for the ARM architecture," said Ian Thornton, PrimeXsys product manager, ARM. "We see Linux as a key technology in the wireless market and Lineo's decision to develop a port of Linux further endorses the important role that both Embedix OS and the PrimeXsys Wireless Platform will have as the basis of next-generation wireless devices."
"ARM's PrimeXsys Wireless Platform technology will sit at the heart of many next-generation wireless devices. Therefore, we felt that it was crucial to develop a pre-validated port of our Embedix OS to the PrimeXsys Wireless Platform so that licensees of the platform will have a Linux provider of reference for their projects based on this ARM platform," said Matt Harris, CEO of Lineo. "Our Embedix OS is proving to be a popular choice with developers who are finding the added scalability and small memory footprint of Linux is ideally suited to the wireless market."
The port of Embedix OS to the PrimeXsys Wireless Platform should be complete by the end of May 2002. Those interested in developing a PrimeXsys Wireless Platform-based solution can contact Lineo by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (in the U.S.) 800 490-9448 ext 320 or + 1 801 426 5001 ext 320.
ARM's PrimeXsys platforms are highly-integrated, extendible platforms incorporating all the hardware, software and integration tools necessary to enable ARM Partners to easily develop a wide range of ARM Powered® application-focused devices, rapidly and with minimal risk. The PrimeXsys Wireless Platform is specifically designed to support the development of wireless applications including third-generation mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs).
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, handheld computing, multimedia, digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
Lineo® provides embedded systems and real-time solutions covering the full spectrum of embedded development, including operating system software, host development environments, vertical stack applications and professional services. Lineo distributes solutions allowing OEMs to create smart embedded devices and systems while helping OEMs to reduce system requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market. Lineo's key technologies are: Embedix® SDK (a fully featured and integrated embedded developer tool chain), Embedix (embedded Linux system software for MMU-less and MMU-full processors), Embedix Plus PDA and Embedix Plus RG (vertical-specific application stack solutions). Contact Lineo at http://www.lineo.com, via e-mail to email@example.com or by calling + 1 801 426 5001. ENDS
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