The Linux Foundation today announced that Mentor Graphics is once of its newest members. Mentor Graphics is a leading supplier of products and services that assist in the embedded design of chips and boards, as well as embedded operating systems, applications and drivers.
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Mentor Graphics are seeing an increase in embedded developers using Linux to design components for devices and as such they assist these Linux developers and vendors with common tools, infrastructure and resources.
“The promise of embedded Linux is being realized and developers are seeking tools and resources to support their work with this OS. This is in perfect alignment with our vision and our enabling technologies and services. The Linux Foundation is increasing its focus on embedded projects to help accelerate the Linux platform in this area,” said Glenn Perry, general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “We’re excited to become a member of The Linux Foundation and to be a part of advancing Linux in the embedded computing market.”
“Mentor Graphics is a leader in embedded hardware and software design and, as a Linux Foundation member, will contribute important expertise to the advancement of Linux in embedded products,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation.
Mentor graphics are certainly not new at forging forward open source alliances with Open source projects by recently acquiring certain assets of CodeSourcery, Inc. (Granite Bay, CA), the leading provider of open source GNU-based toolchains and services for advanced systems development.
We see this as yet another important piece of the puzzle slotting together and providing solid foundations that a variety of Linux Foundation projects, MeeGo being one of them, that can utilise the experience and direction that is on offer.