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Embedded Linux specialist joins connected home SoC ecosystem

May 26, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

MontaVista and four other companies have joined Royal Philips Electronics's “Nexperia Home Partner Program.” The program comprises 17 independent software vendors (ISVs) and other partners developing connected middleware, applications, and reference designs based on the Nexperia Home family of programmable system-on-chips (PSoCs) and companion chips.

The Nexperia Home Partner Program launched in December 2003 with the aim of helping ISVs and integrators market their software-based products for connected home devices, including digital TVs, home media servers, and set-top boxes.

Joining the Program alongside MontaVista are Moonlight, a developer of MPEG and H.264 video compression software based in Israel; Roxus Technologies, a developer of broadband multimedia software based in Beijing; Ordina, an integrator in the information, communication, and embedded technology markets based in the Netherlands; and BORES Signal Processing, a media processing, consulting, and training organization located in Woking, England.

“Combining Nexperia system-on-chip solutions and MontaVista's expertise, we can change the way people interact with TVs, media storage devices, and other entertainment products,” said Sheila Baker, vice president of Marketing, MontaVista Software.

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is Europe's largest electronics company, with sales of $32.8 billion (EUR 29 billion) in 2003. Its 164,500 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, semiconductors, and medical systems.

For more details about the Nexperia product line, visit the Nexperia Website.

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