Allwinner Technology invests in open source community by joining Linaro
MACAU, CHINA – 3 MAR 2014
Linaro Ltd, the not-for-profit engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM® architecture, today at Linaro Connect Asia 2014 (LCA14) in Macau announced* that leading Chinese application processor design company Allwinner Technology has joined Linaro as a group member.
Linaro has announced a total of 29 member companies working together to accelerate open source software development for the ARM architecture.
Allwinner Technology is a founding member of a new market segment group being formed in Linaro to focus on the Digital Home market. This group will be the third Linaro segment group, following the formation of the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG), focused on ARM servers, and the Linaro Networking Group (LNG) focused on the networking equipment market space.
“China is a significant area of development for Linaro and open source software is gathering significant strategic momentum both in the local regional market and with global customers,” said Joe Bates, Linaro Member Services EVP. “We’re particularly happy to welcome Allwinner as a member of the new Linaro digital home group and look forward to working with them on open source software and on accelerating time to market for new products in this rapidly developing segment.”
“We are pleased to join Linaro as a founding member of the new Linaro Digital Home Group,” said Jack Lee, Chief Marketing Officer of Allwinner. “We will take an active role in the organization and work with Linaro and the open source community to drive new ARM technologies.”
*Video of the announcement is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7gPPJSNJBM. See Allwinner announcement at 24 minutes 28 seconds.
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 150 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 by working upstream, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation. The effectiveness of the Linaro approach has been demonstrated by Linaro’s growing membership, and by Linaro consistently being listed as one of the top three company contributors to recent Linux kernels*.
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.
*LWN lists Linaro as the number 2 company contributor to kernels 3.12 and 3.13 and #3 to kernels 3.10 and 3.11: http://lwn.net/Articles/579081/,http://lwn.net/Articles/570483/,http://lwn.net/Articles/563977/,http://lwn.net/Articles/555968/.
Allwinner Technology is a leading fabless design company dedicated to smart application processor SoCs and smart analog ICs. Its product line includes multi-core application processors for smart devices and smart power management ICs used by brands worldwide.
With its focus on cutting edge UHD video processing, high performance multi-core CPU/GPU integration, and ultra-low power consumption, Allwinner Technology is a mainstream solution provider for the global tablet, internet TV, smart home device, automotive in-dash device, smart power management, and mobile connected device markets. Allwinner Technology is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.
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For more information on the company, access to software and tools, and information on the community and open engineering, visit www.linaro.org