Timesys Joins Embedded Linux and Android™ Alliance (ELAA) as a Founding Member to Drive New Mobile and IoT Solutions

PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), industry pioneer and leading provider of embedded, open source development tools and engineering services, today announced the company joined the Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) as a founding member.  Timesys’ leadership role with ELAA is a natural fit with its expanded service portfolio that includes new, higher-level software services and technologies across the “Embedded Project Spectrum” — from board support packages (BSPs) and devices, to mobile applications and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Now, OEMs, ODMS and design houses can deploy secure, embedded systems — properly integrated from “top to bottom” — with faster time-to-market, reduced development costs and reduced software lifecycle costs. 

“With the explosive growth in mobile and networked devices, the baseline technology is maturing to enable a common hardware and software foundation and thereby decrease initial development costs,” said Atul Bansal, Timesys CEO. “That said, customers are asking for new, integrated capabilities at the higher levels of a product solution which are making embedded projects more complex. Such complexity creates the need for cleanly architected and integrated code from the BSP, up through the UI, the application, the network and so on.  Timesys is uniquely positioned to provide a cleanly architected, complete system that ends up having higher performance and lower on-going maintenance costs.” 

Alliance Promotes Faster Time-to-Market and Minimized Development Risk

ELAA is a multi-vendor alliance that is driving hardware standardization and unification for industrial devices so that low-level software for the board support package (BSP) can be simplified across multiple products.  Such standardization enables customers to focus on the unique, value-add capabilities typically found in the higher software layers.  ELAA’s software vendors provide software engineering services, and in some cases development platforms, so these unique capabilities can be added. 

“ELAA is an exciting initiative as it strives to go beyond basic technology standards to grow ARM® technology adoption,” said Aaron Su, AVP of Advantech Embedded IoT Group. “Advantech, along with the other founding Alliance members, expects this standardized hardware, combined with unified and optimized software, will enable ARM® technology to meet market demand. We are pleased Timesys is joining us in these efforts.”

Timesys, with more than 20 years of experience in embedded, open source development tools, support and services, is the only company whose development environment offers streamlined workflows, cleaned source code repositories, and security monitoring and notification services.  Such capabilities further reduce BSP optimization times and overall software lifecycle costs.

“This is a very exciting time for Timesys as we grow the business and expand into new service areas,” said Bansal.  “We are pleased to join ELAA as it addresses a fundamental need in the marketplace. Now, we look forward to helping customers create exciting, differentiated products.”

About Timesys

Timesys is a pioneer and industry leader in providing embedded, open source development tools and engineering services across the “Embedded Project Spectrum” — from BSPs and devices, to mobile applications and IoT systems — for Linux, Android, RTOS and other open source solutions. With Timesys, OEMs, ODMS, and design houses can reduce product development costs, get to market faster, reallocate development resources and reduce project and business risks.  With more than 20 years of experience in embedded development, Timesys’ broad portfolio, embedded expertise and extensive partner ecosystem are used in 1000+ leading products and applications across a variety of industries including medical, industrial, networking, aerospace and consumer.  For more information, visit www.timesys.com.

About Embedded Linux and Android Alliance

Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) is an industry alliance committed to driving the unification and board adoption of an open architecture standard for embedded Linux and Android cores in industrial embedded systems. For more information, visit www.elaa-platform.org.

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