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12 April 2011, 10:12

Renesas Electronics becomes newest member of Linux Foundation

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Linux Foundation Logo The Linux Foundation has announced that Renesas Electronics has become its latest member. According to the Foundation, the new member's contribution to the foundation will be concerned with embedded Linux – set-top boxes, mobile phones, etc. – and it will participate in the foundation's Consumer Electronics (CE) working group and also at the forthcoming LinuxCon taking place in Yokohama, Japan, 1-3 June 2011.

In the announcement, Hiromi Watanabe, the General Manager of the SoC Software Platform Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation, was quoted as saying: "The Linux Foundation has brought together all the major embedded Linux stakeholders to collaborate on advancing the operating system for a variety of next-generation devices ... Renesas wants to be a part of this work and will contribute to the community as well as look for ways to help accelerate its own roadmap and strategy."

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation 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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