LONDON Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has become a member of the Linux Foundation, nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux.
ARM has contributed to the Linux kernel, the Linux Foundation said. ARM's partnership with leading semiconductor and device manufacturers will help to strengthen the mobile computing software ecosystem and extend the market reach for Linux-based products, the group added.
"Companies such as ARM are leading the mobile Linux revolution," said Amanda McPherson, vice president, marketing and developer programs, at The Linux Foundation. in a statement.
"There is a transition taking place right now that moves computing from the PC to more innovative mobile and consumer devices," said Ian Drew, executive vice president of marketing at ARM, in the same statement. "ARM has been a leader in enabling this transition and joining the Linux Foundation is a natural step towards advancing innovation in the Linux community for a rich, always-connected, computing experience."
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