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10 August 2010, 17:27

Qualcomm IC becomes Platinum Linux Foundation member

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The Linux Foundation announced today that Qualcomm Innovation Center Inc. (QuIC ) has become a Platinum foundation member. Other Platinum foundation members, at a fee of $500,000 per annum, include Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, NEC and Oracle. As a Platinum member, QuIC will have a seat on the foundations board of directors.

QuIC specialises in developing software for mobile open source platforms and was spun off from Qualcomm Inc. as a subsidiary in October of 2009. QuIC works towards optimising open source software for use on mobile technologies and on enabling developers to create applications to run on the millions of mobile devices built around Qualcomm chip-sets. Qualcomm, the parent company, was founded in 1985 in San Diego and specialises in the development of telecommunications and mobile technologies.

Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation said “QuIC’s membership in the The Linux Foundation represents the evolution and growth of the Linux operating system and its increasing use in the mobile and consumer electronics markets. We’re very excited to have QuIC join The Linux Foundation at the Platinum level and look forward to continuing our work to advance Linux in this important market.”

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Linus Torvalds the creator of Linux is himself sponsored by the foundation.


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