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AMD To Provide Technical Expertise In Joining MeeGo Crew

AMD To Provide Technical Expertise In Joining MeeGo Crew

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 is 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 Linux Foundation's 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 Processing Units.

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 things.

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.

About AMD
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 http://www.amd.com.

About MeeGo
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.
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