"Metrowerks, the Motorola subsidiary that invested $22.5
million in their new embedded Linux partner Lineo on September 25,
is happily settling into what the company hopes will be a long and
"Greg Stoner, vice president of marketing for Metrowerks, said
the subsidiary was the "lead for Motorola on this investment,
providing an entry into the open source movement and establishing a
strong presence in Linux, particularly embedded Linux, for future
"The decision to work with Lineo in particular, Stoner said, was
due to the company's ability to support a broad range of
architectures. "Lineo has support for architectures that customers
are demanding now," he continued, "including PowerPC, 68K, ColdFire
and M-CORE, as well as future architecture."
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