Samsung Chooses Red Hat to Create Open Source Development Tools for Next-Generation Low Power Chip

Red Hat to Provide Samsung with GNUpro Embedded Development Tool Suite for CalmRISC Platform


Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced at Embedded Systems Conference West 2000 that Samsung has awarded it a million dollar contract to port the Red Hat GNUpro embedded development tools to the Samsung Calm RISC line of low-power processors.

Under the terms of this agreement, Red Hat will provide Samsung with a version of its' industry-leading open source GNUPro development tool compatible with the extremely low powered 32-bit and 16-bit CalmRISC line of processors, opening the way for the development of a new generation of ubiquitous consumer devices that are portable and power-efficient.

"This agreement is an important step toward the development of a new generation of efficient and advanced mobile devices with the power consumption, packaging and reliability needed for ubiquitous devices," said Dr. Hyung-Lae Roh, Senior Vice President, System LSI Business, Samsung. "Red Hat delivers us the best expertise in open source and the most powerful embedded development tools in the world, helping us to reach new markets more quickly and efficiently."

"The combination of Samsung's advanced processors and market leadership with Red Hat's expertise through the whole range of the computing spectrum, from high availability clusters and servers to small embedded devices, creates a powerful union," said Matthew Szulik, president and CEO of Red Hat, Inc. "Samsung is another example of how the markets recognize Red Hat's unique ability to provide development and management of a common code base to help them design the next generation of post-PC computing."

Red Hat will make its development tools ready for use on the CalmRISC platform by Spring 2001. Under the GPL license, Samsung will be able to provide the GNUpro development tools to CalmRISC CPU customers free of charge, and give those customers the option of obtaining technical support from Samsung, or directly from Red Hat.

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