SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

March 24, 2015 08:00 ET

New Linux Foundation Members Invest in Linux to Advance Embedded Devices, Systems

Cirrus Logic, Treasure Data and Xilinx Working at the Cutting Edge of Embedded Linux and Big Data Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Cirrus Logic, Treasure Data, and Xilinx are joining the organization.

As consumers and mobile workers have begun to favor seamlessly integrated devices in their day-to-day lives, the use of embedded Linux in a wide variety of technologies has grown immensely. From big data platforms to integrated circuits and wearable technology, today's new members represent a range of possibilities for embedded Linux. By investing in Linux, these companies are able to maintain technical superiority, adhere to their own vision, and tap into an expansive community.

Today Treasure Data and Xilinx also join other key companies and developers advancing Linux in embedded products at The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) sponsored by The Linux Foundation. Now in its 11th year, this year's event theme is 'Drones, Things and Automotive.'

More information about today's new Linux Foundation members:

Cirrus Logic, a fabless semiconductor company, develops high-precision analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for audio and other markets. Cirrus Logic excels at developing complex chip designs where feature integration and innovation is a premium. The company has more than 2,100 pending and issued patents that protect and drive innovation for its products. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cirrus Logic has additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and Asia.

Treasure Data offers analytics infrastructure as a service to help business and technical leaders collect, store and analyze their data when they need it, where they need it. Treasure Data's managed service makes it easy to collect data from various data sources such as web, mobile, IoT/sensor data and store them in one place with a unified interface to analyze them. Treasure Data monitors and supports its cloud service for customers who collect, store and analyze tens of billions of records a day, enabling new applications and granular insights into customers, products and operations. More than 800 users from corporate customers including Pioneer, Yahoo! JAPAN, Pebble, Equifax, Wish.com, MobFox, GREE and other Global Fortune 500 companies access the Treasure Data Service.

"Treasure Data relies on open source to help us innovate, solve complex data collection problems and minimize the risk of data loss. Many of our engineers have started or made significant contributions to open source projects, and we see the strategic value of open source software and communities to help us build better software services faster," said Kazuki Ohta, CTO and Co-Founder at Treasure Data. "We are happy to contribute to many open source projects and believe Linux Foundation membership will help facilitate future Linux code contributions."

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. Building on its programmable logic heritage, Xilinx is creating and integrating 'all' forms of hardware, software, digital, and analog programmable technologies into its All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These devices combine the value of programmable systems integration with embedded intelligence and flexibility, enabling the rapid development of highly programmable and smarter systems.

"Linux is a key embedded OS for our customers and aligns well with our Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC and Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC product application areas spanning wired and wireless networking, data center, automotive, and industrial," said Zach Pfeffer, Director of Embedded Software Development at Xilinx. "Membership in the Linux Foundation allows Xilinx to better represent the needs of our embedded Linux customers."

"The use of Linux in embedded products has skyrocketed in recent years, with Linux now being used in avionics, industrial systems, automotive and consumer electronic devices of all kinds," said Amanda McPherson, Chief Marketing Officer at The Linux Foundation. "From new members to growing attendance at The Embedded Linux Conference, we're excited to expand the number of members and resources committed to growing the embedded Linux market."

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences, including LinuxCon and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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