Intel's embedded division (Chandler, AZ) has added LynuxWorks (formerly Lynx Real-Time Systems) to the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider (ACPP) program. LynuxWorks becomes the first supplier of Embedded Linux — or any Linux, for that matter — to gain entry into the partnership program. Other software companies in the program are Microsoft, Wind River, QNX Software Systems, and VenturCom.
Intel created the concept of “Applied Computing” to promote the use of high performance “Intel architecture” processors and associated chipsets in connected computing applications. According to Intel's developer website . . .
- Applied Computing refers to market segments consisting of connected, high performance systems designed for dedicated applications. Typical traits of applied computing applications are that they are connected via corporate networks, the internet/intranet, wireless or satellite to enhance information systems. The availability of affordable high performance processing and connectivity technology is enabling more intelligence, more utility and more market potential for these traditional embedded applications.
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