There's a MeeGo
Conference ongoing in Dublin, Ireland right now, and AMD
is making some fairly big news there. As a little back-story, MeeGo
the realized result of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo, smashed
together to become a powerhouse open-source OS. It's meant to work on
smartphones and tablets, and designed to rival Windows 7, Android and a
host of other competitors. But as with any new OS, the main problem is
gaining support; hardware support, vendor support, and consumer support.
But having a major silicon manufacturer on board with MeeGo makes things a
lot easier obviously and with Intel behind it there's instant credibility.
Now, Intel and AMD are fans. AMD
has just joined The
MeeGo project, and they will "provide engineering expertise intended to
help establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile
platforms and embedded devices." MeeGo execs hope that AMD's efforts
will drive plans for an embedded release and create new market
opportunities for MeeGo, particularly around the forthcoming Accelerated
Only time will tell what kind of impact AMD has on MeeGo's adoption
rate, but we can't imagine having a partner as big as this hurting
AMD Joins MeeGo Linux Open Source Project for
Next-Generation Mobile, Embedded Platforms
AMD to Contribute Engineering Resources to Help Drive
Linux-Based Open Source Operating System
DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - At the MeeGo
Conference 2010, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has joined The Linux
Foundation's MeeGo open source Linux project, and will provide
engineering expertise intended to help establish the technical
foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices.
"MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system
we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time,"
said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president, software development, AMD.
"We are glad to provide engineering resources to joint industry efforts
like MeeGo and expect that this operating system will help drive our
embedded plans and create expanded market opportunities for our
forthcoming Accelerated Processing Units."
"Built from the ground up for a whole new class of mobile computing
devices, MeeGo gives companies like AMD and its partners unlimited
opportunities to accelerate innovation for the next generation of
computing," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.
"As an existing Linux Foundation member, AMD will be an important and
valuable contributor to the MeeGo Project."
The MeeGo Linux-based open-source operating system is primarily
designed for mobile hardware platforms such as ultra-mobile notebooks,
tablets, embedded in-vehicle infotainment systems and smart phones.
The MeeGo project is hosted by The Linux Foundation, a non-profit
consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. AMD is currently a
gold level member of the Linux Foundation and has a seat on The Linux
Foundation's board of directors.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology
company dedicated to collaborating with customers and technology
partners to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics
solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit
MeeGo is an open source, Linux project which brings together the
Moblin project and Maemo into a single open source activity. MeeGo
integrates the experience and skills of two significant development
ecosystems, versed in communications and computing technologies. The
MeeGo project believes these two pillars form the technical foundations
for next generation platforms and usages in the mobile and device
platforms space. For more information, visit http://meego.com.