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PRNewswire: Lineo and Hitachi to Enable Wireless Internet and Broadband Services...

Jul 11, 2000, 19:25 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today announced a collaboration with Hitachi Semiconductor (America) Inc., to combine Lineo Embedix Linux software with Hitachi's SuperH RISC processors. The collaboration will enable manufacturers to develop devices and technologies such as wireless-enabled handhelds and car information systems at a low-cost while maintaining high performance, innovation and profitability. Hitachi SuperH processors benefit consumers today with devices that provide information access, communication, entertainment and mobile commerce."

"Lineo's collaboration with Hitachi is proof that Linux is an excellent operating system for all kinds of embedded devices," said Bryan Sparks, CEO of Lineo, Inc. "Hitachi SuperH processors and Lineo Embedix Linux will help automate the every day life of consumers."

"Lineo and Hitachi will jointly enable wireless Internet and broadband services to customers including such products as smart phones, e-commerce terminals and small office/home office Internet appliances. Hitachi SuperH processors are currently used in such products as Sega Dreamcast game consoles, HP Jornada handheld devices and most car information systems."

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