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PRNewswire: Lineo to Develop Linux Based Solutions For National Semiconductor Geode...

Jul 10, 2000, 19:36 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, today announced they are teaming with National Semiconductor Corp (NYSE: NSM) to co-develop Linux-based software development kits for the Information Appliance (IA) market. Lineo and National Semiconductor, the leading enabler of total systems and silicon solutions for the information appliance market will develop reference platforms using Embedix , Lineo's embedded Linux software. These reference platforms will target the set-top box markets and WebPAD, a personal access device."

"Time to market is the key issue for our customers in development of an information appliance. Helping these mutual customers accelerate their production schedules is one of the ways both National and Lineo are enabling this growing market," said Michael Polacek, vice president of National's Information Appliance division. "National's Geode integrated processor solutions, combined with Lineo's Embedix software platform is an excellent solution for low cost, easy to use devices allowing anytime, anywhere Internet access."

"National Semiconductor's initiatives in the IA market are aggressive," said Bryan Sparks, CEO of Lineo, Inc. "By working together on this joint project, we provide OEMs with an integrated solution that includes hardware and software for developing embedded Internet appliance devices." These devices are targeted to begin shipping later this year."

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