Arm Software Experts

Driving Open Source Software Development on Arm

Linaro has driven open source software development on Arm since 2010, providing the tools, Linux kernel quality, multimedia and security needed for a solid foundation to innovate on. One of the main reasons Linaro was formed was to consolidate the Arm code base as multiple companies were frequently trying to upstream the same code - causing fragmentation and delay to product deployments. Linaro was therefore formed to provide a collaborative forum for companies to work together on foundational open source software on Arm. For more information on the work we do on tools, Linux kernel quality, multimedia and security, go to https://www.linaro.org/engineering/core/

Linaro works within many different verticals and within each of these verticals there are many different projects. As an important partner within the open source community, Linaro has over one hundred maintainers. We are also one of the top contributors to the development of the Linux kernel.

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Enabling New Markets through Collaborative Engineering

As a collaborative forum, Linaro is not just the place where Arm software is consolidated, developed and maintained. We also bring companies together to identify business opportunities and enable new markets on Arm architecture. This has resulted in multiple Linaro groups focused on specific verticals that now includes Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Consumer, Datacenter & Cloud, Edge & Fog Computing and IoT & Embedded. In 2016 Linaro also created 96Boards, a range of hardware specifications which are open and define a standard board layout for SoC-agnostic development platforms - making the latest Arm-based processors available to developers at a reasonable cost. For more information on 96Boards, go to www.96Boards.org. Linaro is member driven. Member engineers’ work with Linaro engineers to solve common software problems. Our members also sit on technical steering committees where together with Linaro and other member companies, decisions are made on what work needs to be done. Being a Linaro member in effect means shaping the future of Arm software. In addition to Linaro membership, companies can also leverage Linaro Arm software expertise on specific projects by working with Linaro Developer Services.

End to End Solutions using Arm Technology 

Linaro’s work spans a wide range of technologies. To find out more about what work we do in each vertical, click on the relevant picture below.