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Lineo to bundle Java in embedded Linux SDK

Feb 29, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

FREMONT, Calif.– PRNewswire — Insignia Solutions and Lineo, a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, jointly announced today an agreement for Lineo to distribute the Jeode platform in the Lineo Embedix SDK, a software developer kit for OEMs of embedded Linux solutions. This agreement is part of Insignia's comprehensive strategy to make its accelerated Jeode platform the premier Java solution for Linux-based Internet appliances and embedded devices.

The Jeode platform is Insignia's accelerated implementation of Sun Microsystems' PersonalJava and EmbeddedJava specifications tailored for Internet appliances and embedded devices. The Lineo Embedix SDK provides OEMs with embedded Linux source code, tools, libraries and third-party embedded technologies and applications.

“Lineo has been a key player in the Linux business since the operating system was in its infancy and has earned its reputation as the embedded Linux market leader,” said Ron Workman, senior vice president of marketing for Insignia Solutions. “They have a strong focus on the rapidly emerging market for Internet appliances and we are delighted that they have chosen the Jeode platform to distribute as the Java solution for their Embedix Linux customers.”

“Embedded Linux developers want to deploy Java ” said Bryan Sparks, CEO of Lineo, Inc. “The Jeode platform delivers the balance of performance and predictability required by OEMs.”

The Linux Market

According to International Data Corp. (IDC), Linux was the fastest-growing server operating environment in 1998, growing more than 190 percent in that year alone and capturing 15.8 percent of the market segment for server operating systems. IDC research also predicts that by 2002, more than 55 million handheld and notebook-style Internet appliance devices will be shipped, and that by 2005, shipments of these appliances will exceed shipments of PCs.

About Lineo, Inc. (

Lineo, Inc. develops, markets and sells embedded Linux system software and applications that provide OEMs and consumers with simple, low-cost software for interacting with the Internet via embedded devices. Lineo owns the Embedix(TM) product family including Embedix Linux, Embedix SDK and Embedix Browser.

Insignia Solutions (

Insignia Solutions is a leading provider of accelerated Java solutions that dynamically optimize the use of available system resources. The Jeode platform is Insignia's accelerated implementation of the PersonalJava and EmbeddedJava specifications tailored for Internet appliances and embedded devices. At the core of the Jeode platform is the Sun-authorized Embedded Virtual Machine (EVM, an accelerated runtime engine that delivers an optimal balance of performance and predictability in a smaller memory footprint. Using a proprietary technique called adaptive dynamic compilation, the Jeode EVM can execute Java applications on average six times faster than interpretive VMs.

The Jeode platform is designed to run with a wide range of operating systems and target processors. It currently supports operating systems such as Linux, Windows CE, Windows NT, Windows Embedded NT and VxWorks, and processors such as MIPS, ARM, Intel x86, PowerPC and Hitachi SH.

Insignia Solutions is publicly-held with headquarters in Fremont, California, and its main R&D facilities in High Wycombe, England.

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