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2005 a great year for embedded Linux, tools vendor says

Jan 31, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Strong sales of embedded Linux tools and software stacks helped Trolltech more than double its embedded design-win base from 40 in early 2005 to 90 by year's end, it says. Additionally, 40 of its embedded design-wins are mobile phone manufacturers or developers, marking a surge in demand for Linux handsets, according to the company.

Overall, sales of “Qtopia and related embedded technology” rose 100 percent, year-over-year, and global manufacturers now using Linux include Philips Semiconductors, Motorola, Enteos, Archos, and Sharp, the company said. The company also reported that sales of its desktop-oriented Qt product increased 50 percent.

Other 2005 milestones listed by Trolltech include:

Trolltech's embedded products include the Qt Core development framework (formerly known as Qt Embedded), as well as Qtopia-branded application stacks for Linux-based mobile phones and PDAs. Additionally, the company plans to launch “Platform,” “Profiles,” and “Editions” versions of Qtopia — see its recent Qtopia Core launch story for more details.

Trolltech is a privately held company based in Norway.

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