|| ||Jennifer Cloer <jen.cloer-AT-gmail.com> |
|| ||Jennifer Cloer <jennifer-AT-linuxfoundation.org> |
|| ||New Member Update: Ixonos Joins Linux Foundation |
|| ||Sun, 8 May 2011 22:13:07 -0700|
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Ixonos Joins Linux Foundation
Leading developer of mobile software and solutions to collaborate on mobile Linux platforms
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 9, 2011 - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to
accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Ixonos is its newest member.
Ixonos creates solutions for mobile devices and services for wireless technology suppliers and
telecommunications companies, as well as mobile device and consumer electronics manufacturers. It
has been actively involved in mobile Linux development efforts since 2006 and joins The Linux
Foundation today to maximize its investment in the operating system. The company will collaborate
with other leading vendors, users and developers to help advance Linux-based mobile platforms,
including Android and MeeGo.
Linux-based mobile platforms are on the rise. According to research firm Gartner, the Android
platform will command 50 percent of the smartphone market by 2012 and 40 percent of the tablet
market by 2015. This fast-paced success can be attributed, in part, to using Linux as a foundation
"Linux and open source software are dominant in mobile software platforms and are being used by our
customers around the globe for customizing their devices and services," said Antti Aumo, Vice
President, Global Solutions at Ixonos. "By joining The Linux Foundation, we can increase our
collaboration on the development of Linux-based mobile platforms and advance efforts for our
customers and partners."
"Linux is providing the foundation for next-generation mobile computing, and companies like Ixonos
understand that collaboration with the community can accelerate innovation in this area," said
Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. "The
Linux Foundation welcomes Ixonos as its newest member and looks forward to its contributions."
Ixonos has partnerships with other Linux market leaders, including IBM, Intel and Oracle, among
others. It recently announced the first 3D user interface to run on MeeGo at the Intel Developer
Forum in Beijing.
Ixonos creates wireless technologies, software and solutions for mobile devices and services.
Together with its customers, Ixonos develops products and services, which let people enjoy
inspiring digital experiences, anyplace, anytime. The company improves the competitiveness of its
client organizations by enabling superior user experiences for their devices and services and by
shortening the time to market. Ixonos' clients include globally leading wireless technology
suppliers, mobile device manufacturers, telecommunications companies and consumer electronics
manufacturers, as well as other companies taking advantage of the new business opportunities that
wireless communication enables. Headquartered in Helsinki, Ixonos also has offices in China,
Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain and the United States. Follow Ixonos on Twitter and
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded
in 2007, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects
and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open
source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and
education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research
and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including
Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month and include important Linux video
resources. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the
Linux kernel community's leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.
Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo and Yocto Project are trademarks of
The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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