"National Semiconductor is enjoying the fruits of Linux business
polygamy. Lineo and National Semiconductor have agreed to
co-develop Linux-based software development kits for the
Information Appliance (IA) market, according to a Lineo
company release. These reference platforms will be developed
using Embedix, Lineo's embedded Linux software, and will be
targeting National's set-top box markets and WebPAD, National
Semiconductor's portable Web access device."
"But Lineo is far from being the only Linux-related company
currently enjoying a partnership with National. In keeping with its
perception of a "growing convergence of computing technologies with
communications and consumer electronics to meet the rising demand
for information access," National has courted a string of Linux
companies starting in the fall of 1999, according to a company
"Augsburg, Germany-based Informatec AG, an Internet-based
software product manufacturer, is one of those companies. In an
agreement with National announced in September, 1999, Informatec
took on the development of Linux-based firmware to port to
National's set-top box and thin-client platforms."
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