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TechWeb: U.S., Japan Groups Team On Embedded Linux

Jul 14, 2000, 22:55 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Emblix has set three major targets: promoting embedded Linux; standardization of peripheral technologies such as software components, tools, and APIs; and information exchange with related organizations in Japan and overseas. "In the global embedded-system arena, we want to establish Emblix's position so that it can represent Japan's needs," said John H. M. Cheuck, director of TurboLinux Japan and the acting vice chairman of Emblix."

"At the Embedded Systems Conference to be held in San Jose, Calif., in September, Emblix plans to make a joint presentation with the U.S.-based Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). Founded in March, ELC has about 80 members, none Japanese, according to Cheuck. Emblix was established independently of ELC to satisfy the special needs of Japan's embedded-system designers. But collaboration with ELC will be one of its important activities, the Emblix founders said."

"The unique needs and requirements of the Japanese embedded industry are very important to the global development of embedded Linux," said Michael Tiemman, chief technology officer at Red Hat Software (stock: RHAT) and acting director of the ELC. Jim Ready, chief executive officer of MontaVista Software, who is also active in ELC, said that the two organizations together "will lead in making embedded Linux the new international standard for embedded computing and Internet appliances."

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