MontaVista Software and NEC Electronics Corporation have announced a strategic partnership to integrate and optimize MontaVista Linux for NEC Electronics’ embedded hardware platforms. Through the partnership, MontaVista will provide MontaVista Linux platforms to NEC Electronics for use in its mobile phone, digital consumer and car navigation solutions. The integration of technologies will enable device manufacturers to build high quality products, with lower total development costs and reduced time-to-market.
NEC Electronics will in turn join the MontaVista LSP Certification Program and work to create Linux Support Packages (LSPs) for MontaVista Linux Professional Edition, using the MontaVista Linux Board Support Toolkit (BST). NEC Electronics will also resell MontaVista Linux, and provide technical support and engineering services to its customers who have projects based on MontaVista Linux.
NEC Electronics and MontaVista are also discussing joint development of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for multi-core processors such as the ARM processors. These multiprocessors are deployed in a wide range of applications. Via: Japan Corporate News Network.