Linaro Employees at Connect Event

Linaro’s mission is to lead collaboration in the ARM ecosystem by bringing together industry and the open source community to work on key projects, deliver great tools, reduce industry wide fragmentation and redundant effort, and provide common software foundations for all. The mission is not exclusive to ARM – Linaro can work on other architectures and technologies where the work benefits Linaro members and the ARM ecosystem.

Member companies fund Linaro and provide a significant proportion of its engineering resources as assignees who work full time on Linaro projects and member engineers who work on member-sponsored projects. Linaro’s engineering team, including contributed member resources, consists of about 300 software developers. Linaro engages with the broader open source community on a daily basis on IRC, mailing lists and at industry events, including at its own Linaro Connect events. The work page provides an overview of, and links to more information about, Linaro’s organization, groups, projects and initiatives.

Many hands make light work

The members determine what work is done by the Linaro engineering team. As the number of Linaro members increases, the company’s capacity to provide engineering solutions grows and so the return on a member’s investment increases. This results in more common engineering work being completed by the Linaro engineers, enabling the members to focus more of their own resources on innovation and differentiation.

Linaro’s work is at the heart of all modern Linux-based devices running on ARM processors, including Android smartphones and tablets. As markets for ARM processors develop, new opportunities for collaborative engineering are created around Linux and other open source operating systems. These opportunities include software stacks and tools in mobile, networking, servers, the digital home and IoT.


Timeline

This timeline includes links to Linaro’s articles of association, membership rules, new member announcements, Linaro Connect historical events and key organizational developments. The member announcements and organizational development milestones clearly show Linaro growth in both core and club membership and the expansion of Linaro’s work with the establishment of segment focused groups: the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) in November 2012, the Linaro Networking Group (LNG) in February 2013, The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) in May 2014, Linaro Mobile Group (LMG) in July 2014, the Linaro 96Boards Group in February 2015, and the Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Group in September 2016.

2017

March

Google becomes Club Member of Linaro Learn more

March

Linaro announces Fujisu’s collaboration to accelerate High Performance Computin on ARM Learn more

March

HXT Semiconductor joins Linaro to accelerate Advanced Server Development on ARM Learn more

March

Acer joins Linaro IoT and Embedded Group Learn more

March

Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 (BUD17) Learn more

2016

September

Linaro Announces First Development Board Compliant with 96Boards IoT Edition Specification Learn more

September

Linaro Announces LITE – Collaborative Software Engineering for the Internet of Things (IoT) Learn more

September

Linaro Connect Las Vegas 2016 (LAS16) Learn more

August

Linaro Announces First Development Board Compliant with 96Boards TV Platform Specification Learn more

August

Linaro announces First LTS Monarch Release of OpenDataPlane Learn more

August

ArcherMind Joins 96Boards and Launches Deca-Core ARMv8 Product Learn more

June

Linaro announces Thundersoft joins Linaro 96Boards Learn more

March

Linaro announces ARM Based Developer Cloud Learn more

March

Linaro announces support for 96Boards HiKey in AOSP Learn more

March

Linaro Connect Bangkok 2016 (BKK16) Learn more

January

Linaro announces Software Reference Platform for ARM servers Read More

2015

October

Linaro announces Acadine Technologies joins Linaro Mobile Group Read More

October

Linaro announces Tinno Mobile joins Linaro Mobile Group Read More

October

Linaro appoints Guy Berruyer Chairman Read More

September

Linaro Connect San Francisco 2015 (SFO15) Read More

August

Linaro announces Meizu as latest member of Linaro Mobile Group Read More

July

Linaro announces Qualcomm Innovation Center as latest Core member of Linaro Read More

June

Linaro announces LeMaker as latest member of Linaro Community Boards Group Read More

May

Google ATAP joins Linaro Mobile Group to extend collaboration in Project Ara Read More

April

Linaro announces Alibaba as latest member of Linaro Enterprise Group Read More

April

Linux Kernel 3.18 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More

March

Linaro announces release of OpenDataPlane v1.0 Read More

February

Linaro announces Marvell as a founding member of Linaro Community Boards Group Read More

February

Linaro announces Actions Technology as a founding member of Linaro Community Boards Group Read More 

February

Linaro announces 96Boards initiative Learn more

February

Linaro Connect Hong Kong 2015 (HKG15)  Read More

2014

December

Linaro grown to 30 members, 220 engineers and 500 attendees at Linaro Connect

October

Linaro announces Spreadtrum Communications as latest Club Member Learn More

September

Linaro Connect USA 2014 (LCA14) in Burlingame Learn More

August

Linux Kernel 3.16 released, Linaro ranked #4 company contributor Read More

July

Linaro announces Android Open Source Project build for ARMv8-A Architecture is ready on 64-bit multi-core SoC Read More

July

Linaro announces the Linaro Mobile Group Read More

June

Linux Kernel 3.15 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More

May

Comcast joins the Linaro Digital Home Group as a founding member Read More

May

Linaro forms the Linaro Digital Home Group Read More

March

Allwinner Technology joins Linaro as a founding member of LHG Read More

March

Linaro ranked #3 company contributor in Linux Kernel 3.14 Read More

March

ZTE joins Linaro as club member Learn more

March

MediaTek joins Linaro as club member Learn more

March

Linaro Connect Asia 2014 (LCA14) in Macau Learn more

February

Linaro Forms Security Working Group Learn more

February

Qualcomm joins Linaro as club member Learn more

January

Linux Kernel 3.13 released, Linaro ranked #2 company contributor Read More

2013

December

Linaro grown to 25 members, 190 engineers and 310 attendees at Linaro
Connect

October

Linux Kernel 3.12 released, Linaro ranked #2 company contributor Read More

October

Linaro launches OpenDataPlane project Read More

October

Cavium joins the Linaro Networking Group (LNG)

October

Linaro joins the HSA Foundation

October

Linaro joins OpenMPI

October

Linaro joins Open Compute Project (OCP) Read More

October

Linaro Connect US 2013 (LCU13) co-located with ARM TechCon in Santa
Clara, CA

September

Android KitKat (4.4) based on Linux Kernel 3.8

August

Linux Kernel 3.11 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More

July

Linaro Connect Europe (LCE13) in Dublin

July

Fujitsu Semiconductor joins Linaro as Club member Read More

June

Linux Kernel 3.10 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More

May

Broadcom announced as newly joined Club member  Read More

May

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

April

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

April

Linux Kernel 3.9 released, Linaro ranked #5 company contributor Read More

March

Linaro Connect Asia 2013 (LCA13) in Hong Kong

February

Linux Kernel 3.8 released, Linaro ranked #4 company contributor Read More

February

Linaro board meeting Viewmeeting minutes

February

Linaro Networking Group (LNG) formed by 12 founding members to focus on
networking development Read More

2012

December

Linux Kernel 3.7 released, Linaro ranked #5 company contributor Read More

December

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

December

Linaro grown to 16 members, 160 engineers and 235 attendees at Linaro
Connect

November

Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) formed by 13 founding members to focus on
server development Read More

October

Android Jelly bean (4.2) based on Linux Kernel 3.4.0

October

Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-R in Copenhagen, Denmark

October

HiSilicon joins Linaro as Core member Read More

October

LG Electronics joins Linaro as Club member Read More

September

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

September

Linux Kernel 3.6 released, Linaro ranked #5 company contributor Read More

July

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

July

Android Jelly Bean (4.1) based on Linux Kernel 3.0.31JulyLinux Kernel
3.5 released, Linaro ranked #3 company contributor Read More

May

Linux Kernel 3.4 released, Linaro ranked #12 company contributor Read More

May

Linaro Connect Asia 2012 (LCA12) in Hong Kong

April

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

March

Linux Kernel 3.3 released Read More

February

Linaro Connect held in Redwood City, CA

January

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

2011

December

Linux Kernel 3.2 released, Linaro ranked #13 company contributor Read More

December

Linaro grown to 6 members, 100 engineers and 160 attendees at Linaro
Connect

October

Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-P in Orlando, Florida

October

Linux Kernel 3.1 released, Linaro ranked #8 company contributor Read More

October

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

October

Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0–4.0.4) based on Linux Kernel 3.0.1

August

Linaro Connect held independently for the first time in Cambourne,
UK

August

Linaro board meeting  View meeting minutes

July

Linux Kernel 3.0 released View Release

May

Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-O in Budapest, Hungary

May

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

February

Android Honeycomb (3.0–3.2.6) based on Linux Kernel 2.6.36

January

Linaro Connect and Ubuntu platform sprint in Dallas, Texas

January

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

2010

October

Linaro Connect co-located with UDS-N in Orlando, Florida

September

Linaro board meeting View meeting minutes

July

Linaro membership rules created Learn more

July

First “Linaro Connect” event: Linaro and Ubuntu Platform Sprint in
Prague Learn more

June

Linaro launched at Computex Taipei by six founding members: ARM, IBM,
Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments (TI) Press release

June

Articles of Association created Learn more

May

“NewCo” meeting at UDS-M in Brussels, Belgium Learn more