SAN FRANCISCO, USA: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, announced that Mentor Graphics is its newest member.
Mentor Graphics was founded 20 years ago and today is a leading supplier of products and services that assist in the embedded design of chips and boards, as well as embedded operating systems, applications and drivers.
The use of Linux in the consumer electronics market is on the rise. Manufacturers of phones, tablets, televisions, smart grid devices, and more are using the OS to reduce costs, speed time to market and ease development.
As a result, companies like Mentor Graphics are seeing an increase in embedded developers using Linux to design components for these devices. The company is joining The Linux Foundation to collaborate on assisting these developers with common tools, infrastructure and resources.
"The promise of embedded Linux is being realized and developers are seeking tools and resources to support their work with this OS. This is in perfect alignment with our vision and our enabling technologies and services. The Linux Foundation is increasing its focus on embedded projects to help accelerate the Linux platform in this area," said Glenn Perry, general manager of Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division.
"We're excited to become a member of The Linux Foundation and to be a part of advancing Linux in the embedded computing market."
"Mentor Graphics is a leader in embedded hardware and software design and, as a Linux Foundation member, will contribute important expertise to the advancement of Linux in embedded products," said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation.