The HiKey Lemaker edition powered by Huawei Kirin620 SoC is now available with Ubuntu Core thanks to the collaboration of Canonical, Huawei and Lemaker. The enablement of Ubuntu Core makes this board the first 64-bit octa-core A53 ARMv8 community development board compatible with Linaro’s 96Boards CE specification.

There will be a live demo of this board at this week’s OSCON in Austin - make sure to check out Huawei and Lemaker’s booth at 501 to see it!

Also at OSCON is Linaro’s very own Director of Systems - David Mandala - who will be giving an overview on HiKey, the first 64-bit octacore A53 ARMv8 community development board compatible with the Linaro 96Boards CE specification. To find out more about this session, click here.

David Mandala, Systems Engineering Director - Linaro

David Mandala has worked in the Linux industry since 1995, when his company, THEM Productions, started deploying Linux for businesses. At Linaro, David focuses on Linaro’s infrastructure, ARMservers. He runs the Linaro Hardware Server cluster, is involved with the Linaro Developer Cloud, and works with the 96Board project. He wrote the 96BoardsGPIO library, regularly blogs about 96Boards, and is working to bring the 96Boards to the maker community. Previously, David worked for Canonical, where he was responsible for the ARM port of Ubuntu and for making Ubuntu for ARM as close to Ubuntu for x86 as possible.