Renesas joins Linux Foundation

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Renesas Electronics has announced it has joined the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux.

The company says it will contribute to Linux Foundation activities in the areas of embedded Linux and will participate in the Consumer Electronics (CE) working group. It will also take part in LinuxCon Japan. The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) merged with the Linux Foundation late last year to form the CE working group and align resources to more efficiently enable the adoption of Linux in the CE industry. "The Linux Foundation has brought together all the major embedded Linux stakeholders to collaborate on advancing the operating system for a variety of next generation devices," said Hiromi Watanabe, general manager, SoC Software Platform Division, Renesas Electronics. "Renesas wants to be a part of this work and will contribute to the community as well as look for ways to help accelerate its own roadmap and strategy." Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs, The Linux Foundation, added: "Renesas brings to The Linux Foundation unique expertise about the Japanese and global markets for embedded Linux and we look forward to its contributions to the Linux community."