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 and security needed for a solid foundation to innovate on. Companies become Linaro members in order to work with Linaro and other industry leaders on common projects. Strategy and roadmaps are discussed and agreed before Linaro’s engineers, together with member company engineers, collaborate to deliver the solution. Collaborating on common projects reduces overall software fragmentation, allowing member companies to reduce their costs for development and validation of Arm-based software.

Enabling New Markets through Collaborative Engineering

Over the years Linaro has brought 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 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