Lineo has announced a 13 percent layoff, saying in this
statement to LinuxDevices.com that the issue is one of adjusting to
the unexpected downturn despite a healthier backlog than it had
"On Friday, July 13, 2001, Lineo conducted a layoff
that affected 13 percent of our worldwide staff, or 42 people. This
layoff was primarily conducted to bring sales and revenue in line
with expenses and to get Lineo closer to its goal of profitability.
The reduction brings Lineo's total worldwide staff to 280 people.
Lineo finished its most successful quarter ever on June 30.
Lineo's sales were in line with expectations and were large enough
to make Lineo the second largest Linux software company, and the
largest embedded Linux software company, in the world. In the last
quarter Lineo announced deals with Sharp Electronics and Motorola,
joined the TV Linux Alliance, began shipping Lineo Embedix SDK 2.0
and announced our support of 93 processors and 52 boards.
Lineo is well positioned to continue its leadership in the
embedded software market and succeed in helping customers adopt
open standards and open source software in their embedded