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Initiative supports Linux on single-board computer

May 19, 2000, 01:58 (0 Talkback[s])

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"AMIRIX Systems Inc. (Haifax, NS) has announced the Embedded Linux Strategic Alliance (ELSA), an initiative aimed at forging partnerships with manufacturers of embedded single board computers (SBCs) and other embedded system suppliers. The ELSA program is meant to provide SBC suppliers with a fast and inexpensive way to support customers who are developing applications based on embedded Linux using their hardware."

"AMIRIX expects its ELSA program to be popular among the hundreds of manufacturers of SBCs in ISA/PCI (PICMG), PC/104, CompactPCI, and VME form-factors. The extremely rapid pace of Linux technology evolution and adoption has left these SBC manufacturers struggling to get up to speed on embedded Linux -- and keep with the latest developments."

"AMIRIX is using the phrase "Linux on Board" to convey its concept of ready-to-run embedded Linux support for SBCs. "Participating ELSA program clients will have the advantage of offering their OEM customers a complete working embedded Linux platform right out of the box," says AMIRIX Vice President Andrew Reid, "as opposed to leaving them to integrate 'shrink wrapped' generic software with their hardware."

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