HiSilicon Joins Linaro as Core Member

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SHENZHEN, CHINA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – 29 OCT 2012

Wireless communication chipset solutions provider HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., and Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM architecture, today announced that HiSilicon has joined Linaro as a core member.

HiSilicon will appoint a representative to the board of Linaro and work with other members to develop the future of Linux on ARM. The company will contribute resources to work together with the engineers from other Linaro members. In addition to joining the board of Linaro, HiSilicon will join the Technical Steering Committee (TSC), which directs the shared Linaro engineering team of over 100 engineers.

Linaro has a unique business model where multiple companies create core open source software once with a shared investment in a single software engineering team, rather than by creating multiple, fragmented software solutions in isolation. Membership delivers an immediate return on investment as new members get immediate access to a significant engineering team.

We recognize the importance of working together with other companies to efficiently generate shared solutions that provide a platform for innovation, increased differentiation and faster time to market.” said Teresa He, President of HiSilicon. “HiSilicon has long recognized the importance of software development and LInaro presents a unique oppoortunity for us to share both our own experience and the experience of the other LInaro members to develop highly competitive, innovative products.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome HiSilicon as a Linaro member,” said George Grey, Linaro CEO, “HiSilicon is a leading chipset provider in many sectors with the need to deploy open source software in more and more products, from telecom networks to consumer electronics. We look forward to adding HiSilicon software engineers to our global team working on the delivery of core Linux software for the ARM architecture.

About HiSilicon

HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. was established in October 2004. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Hisilicon has set up design divisions in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (USA) and Sweden. The company is a leading chipset solution provider for telecom network, wireless terminal and digital media with the advantage of providing end-to-end chipsets and solutions from telecom network to consumer electronics. It has been serving more than 200 global operators in over 100 countries and will continue to bring maximum value to global operators and consumers. For more information, please visit http://www.hisilicon.com.

About Linaro

Linaro is the place where engineers from the world’s leading technology companies define the future of Linux on ARM. The company is a not-for-profit engineering organization with over 120 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation.

To ensure commercial quality software, Linaro’s work includes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro’s engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit http://www.linaro.org

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