Freescale Semiconductor Expands Open Platform Commitment by Joining the LiMo Foundation™
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Freescale Semiconductor today announced its membership in the LiMo Foundation, a global industry consortium of mobile leaders working to deliver an open and globally consistent, Mobile Linux®-based software platform for use by the entire mobile industry. Freescale continues to be a key contributor in the open operating system (Open OS) movement and membership in LiMo is another example of its determination to offer Open OS solutions to handset OEMs.
“Freescale’s integration of Open OS solutions like the LiMo Platform, into our cellular platforms, enables OEMs to use fewer resources and reduce their overall handset development time.”
“Joining LiMo Foundation is yet another example of our commitment to Open OS platform solutions,” said David Patterson, Director of Product Management for Freescale’s Cellular Products Group. “Freescale’s integration of Open OS solutions like the LiMo Platform, into our cellular platforms, enables OEMs to use fewer resources and reduce their overall handset development time."
"We are delighted that Freescale is joining LiMo as a further leading semiconductor vendor," said Morgan Gillis, executive director, LiMo Foundation. “Freescale’s innovation in the mobile communications ecosystem has been consistent and influential from the dawn of the mobile age to the industry’s current pursuit of a truly open mobile platform. We welcome Freescale as a richly experienced member of LiMo."
About LiMo Foundation
LiMo Foundation is a dedicated consortium of mobile industry leaders working together within an open and transparent governance model — with shared leadership and shared decision making — to deliver an open and globally consistent handset software platform based upon Mobile Linux for use by the whole mobile industry. A full description of LiMo, including its vision, goals, charter, guiding principles, bylaws and membership information, can be found at www.limofoundation.org.
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2007 sales of $5.7 billion (USD). www.freescale.com
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