Enea and Timesys Form Strategic Partnership Targeting Linux and Multicore
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 2, 2011 – Enea (NASDAQ OMX Nordic:ENEA) and Timesys, provider of industry’s most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux solutions, today announced a strategic alliance to accelerate the adoption of Linux in both stand alone and heterogeneous multicore applications. The agreement spans distribution, joint development of value-added platforms and go to market activities. Now developers who require Linux, realtime operating systems (RTOS), hypervisors and development tools can turn to a single, independent supplier to source all of their software needs — streamlining technology acquisition, development and support.
Enea will become a worldwide distributor of LinuxLink, Timesys’s innovative, cost-effective, and architecture-agnostic Linux platform builder. With sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia, Enea will complement Timesys’s focus on online distribution with its global reach and value-add services. Enea will take first line support for its customers using LinuxLink.
By adding Timesys Linux to its product portfolio, Enea will also be able to build solutions-oriented platforms targeting multicore migration, development and performance. By combining its RTOS, hypervisors, interprocess communications technology and development tools with Timesys’s award-winning embedded Linux development framework and value-add services, Enea will be able to deliver complete, highly integrated platforms to developers that solve many of the complex challenges presented by multicore processing. Enea expects to start rolling out its multicore platforms in the first quarter of 2011.
“We see strong demand from our customers for a single vendor that can provide best-in-class support for heterogeneous operating environments based on both realtime and Linux operating systems,” said Marcus Hjortsberg vice president of marketing at Enea. “We are excited to partner with Timesys to meet this need because we believe Timesys offers the industry’s best Linux tools and expert support that will allow our customers leverage the technological advancements and ecosystem advantages Linux offers.”
The two companies will also collaborate on a wide range of marketing and market development programs including events, campaigns and customer development.
“We are excited to collaborate with Enea and offer our embedded Linux products alongside Enea’s industry-leading RTOS, hypervisors, tools and related platform middleware,” said Atul Bansal, CEO, Timesys Corporation. “We pioneered the flexible, intuitive platform builder approach to embedded Linux and offer unique developer services for optimizing those designs. Together with Enea, we will provide our mutual customers with the broadest portfolio of application development tools, enabling them to quickly and profitably develop differentiated multicore devices."
Enea is a worldwide leader in providing multicore RTOS solutions to telecom as well as embedded systems customers, and Timesys possesses an unmatched pedigree and experience in providing award-winning, commercial Linux solutions for more than a decade. Both companies are focused on helping their customers shorten product development cycles and reduce the uncertainty and risks involved in leveraging new technologies.