|Eleven new members join LiMo Foundation|
Posted: 04-Aug-2008 [Source: LiMo Foundation]
[New LiMo Foundation members include Cellon, Esmertec, Freescale Semiconductor, Longcheer Holdings, MIZI Research, Movial Corporation, PacketVideo Corporation (PV), SK Innoace, Telecom Italia, VirtualLogixTM Inc. and ZTE Corporation. ]
London & Tokyo -- LiMo FoundationTM, the global consortium of mobile leaders delivering an open handset platform for the whole mobile industry, announced today 11 new member companies. The addition of Cellon, Esmertec, Freescale Semiconductor, Longcheer Holdings, MIZI Research, Movial Corporation, PacketVideo Corporation (PV), SK Innoace, Telecom Italia, VirtualLogixTM Inc. and ZTE Corporation advances LiMo’s membership to more than 50 leaders from across the value system and provides further evidence that LiMo’s contributor-led governance model can uniquely rationalize the increasing complexity and sophistication of the mobile ecosystem.
“LiMo’s consensual governance model and balanced collaborative development methodology have set it apart from other platform initiatives and continue to garner wide industry support,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of LiMo Foundation. “These 11 new members will join the development of a consistent and competitive global handset OS (operating system), within which the collaborative benefits of shared cost and innovation are realized and upon which diverse, commercially driven differentiation freely thrives.”
The new membership intake further extends LiMo’s reach in multiple dimensions: regionally, technologically and within the industry value system. Some of the new LiMo members previously participated in the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum, which announced in June 2008 that it would fold activities into LiMo in order to accelerate the emergence of common mobile Linux specifications and implementations and to bolster the emerging mobile Linux developer community creating new mobile applications, services and end-user experiences. www.limofoundation.org.
“LiMo greatly appreciates the commitment to openness and collaboration taken by all of our new members. Today’s announcement includes several former LiPS Forum participants that have chosen to redirect their resources into LiMo in order to drive unification of the mobile ecosystem,” said Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DOCOMO, chairperson of LiMo Foundation. “LiMo’s broad industry engagement demonstrates the fact that LiMo offers an open, transparent and equitable opportunity for established industry players and newcomers alike to shape and drive innovation within the LiMo Platform.”
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