Samsung Electro-Mechanics Partners with Lineo, Inc. to Use Embedix Linux in PDAs and Set-Top Boxes

Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Lineo, Inc., a leading developer of embedded Linux system software, have announced a strategic partnership to use Lineo Embedix Linux as the operating system for Samsung's embedded Internet appliances. This is Samsung's first Linux project. The partnership includes joint education, sales and marketing efforts for the Korean and world-wide market. According to a report released last year by Dataquest, only 2.5 percent of the 4.8 billion microprocessors sold worldwide in 1998 were installed in PCs, making the embedded systems market 40 times larger than the PC-specific market. This partnership will help to solidify Samsung and Lineo as the standard in the rapidly-growing embedded Linux market.