Embedded Linux Leader TimeSys Joins OSDL Consortium

6/10/2003 - OSDL, a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, announced that TimeSys, a leader in embedded Linux(R) and Java(TM) development solutions, has joined OSDL with a focus on Carrier Grade Linux (CGL).

TimeSys makes TimeSys Linux 4.0, a Linux distribution enhanced specifically for use in embedded systems that require predictable, reliable response, and TimeStorm , an integrated development environment for C/C++/Java development for embedded Linux. Their development solutions are used in products ranging from high-end telecommunications infrastructure equipment to consumer electronics, industrial control applications and military/aero applications. Their customers include Hitachi High-Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Memotec, Panasonic Communications, Raytheon, Sanyo Electric and Toshiba.

"High availability and Carrier Grade Linux features are part of the current TimeSys product offering and joining OSDL further supports our commitment to enhance Linux and support the communication industry's needs," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman. "TimeSys is committed to continue development of features needed to make Linux a best-of-breed carrier-grade operating system."

Backed by Computer Associates, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, TimeSys and other leading enterprise computing companies, OSDL provides engineering and technical assistance to Linux developers worldwide with state-of-the-art data centers in Japan and the United States. OSDL also coordinates technical working groups focused on hardening Linux for data center and carrier-grade computing environments.

"TimeSys offers an important array of embedded-level tools and Linux performance enhancements that deliver a key piece of the industry ecosystem for the acceleration of Linux in carrier grade and data center environments," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "We're pleased to have them join our growing list of new sponsors."

About TimeSys
TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in embedded Linux and Java for the embedded systems market. Through complete software development kits design engineers can leverage certified, hardware-specific, single API Linux distributions, a complete range of Windows and Linux development tools and a full range of performance enhancements to develop advanced embedded systems. Its products support the full range of performance from non-real-time to deterministic hard real-time, and add unique reservations technologies that guarantee system response, even in overload conditions. TimeSys offers SDKs for more than 65 target platforms supporting 8 processor architectures and 35 unique processors. TimeSys technologies are utilized in a wide variety of industries and applications, from industrial/process control and consumer electronics to military and avionics. For more information about TimeSys, please visit http://www.timesys.com, send email to info@timesys.com or call 1-888-432-TIME.

About OSDL
Founded in 2000, OSDL is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Backed by a global consortium of industry IT leaders, OSDL is headquartered outside Portland, Oregon. It provides state-of the-art computing facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL sponsors include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Red Hat, SuSE, TimeSys, Toshiba and VA Software. Visit OSDL on the Web at www.osdl.org.

OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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