At the Embedded Linux Conference held in San Jose, California last month it was announced that Xilinx together with Cirrus Logic and Treasure Data have signed up as members of the Linux Foundation. The conference this year (now in its eleventh year) was themed on ‘Drones, Things and Automotive’.
Zach Pfeffer, Director of Embedded Software Development at Xilinx explained that it was an important step for Xilinx because “Linux is a key embedded OS for our customers and aligns well with our Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC and Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC product application areas spanning wired and wireless networking, data center, automotive, and industrial, membership in the Linux Foundation allows Xilinx to better represent the needs of our embedded Linux customers."
“The use of Linux in embedded products has skyrocketed in recent years, with Linux now being used in avionics, industrial systems, automotive and consumer electronic devices of all kinds,” said Amanda McPherson, Chief Marketing Officer at The Linux Foundation. “From new members to growing attendance at The Embedded Linux Conference, we’re excited to expand the number of members and resources committed to growing the embedded Linux market.”
The Linux Foundation is a not-for-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshalling the resources of its members and the open source community.