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Timesys® Announces Strategic Partnership with Freescale Semiconductor

Timesys LinuxLink Ships with Freescale Tower System

Pittsburgh, PA – December 7, 2010 Timesys Corporation (, provider of the industry’s most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The first offering to result from this partnership is the availability of LinuxLink for Freescale’s TWR-MCF5441X and TWR-MPC5125 Tower System modules.

Freescale’s Tower System provides a highly customizable embedded design environment for developers to mix and match MCU and peripheral boards to create the exact development platform that suits their needs. Similarly, Timesys’s LinuxLink offers a highly customizable embedded Linux development environment that allows developers to easily mix and match kernel, toolchain, packages and bootloaders to build just the right Linux distribution for their embedded projects. The two products are a perfect match and help speed time to market while providing an affordable entry point.

“We see a continuously growing demand for Linux on our development boards and are happy to collaborate with Timesys to offer our customers a proven embedded Linux platform for the Tower System modules,” said John Weil, Industrial Solutions Manager, Freescale Semiconductor. “Our customers now have a highly flexible and affordable Linux solution that takes full advantage of the low-cost, reconfigurable Tower System.”

“This is a strategically significant relationship for Timesys,” said Atul Bansal, CEO, Timesys. “We are committed to offering customers using Freescale processors an industry-leading, proven Linux development platform backed by expert, live support. Our LinuxLink offering has helped thousands of innovative products go to market on schedule, and we look forward to helping Freescale customers do the same.”

LinuxLink Free Edition

Users can start developing prototypes using LinuxLink for the Freescale Tower System by registering for a free account at and selecting their Tower System processor of choice.

For more information about LinuxLink for Freescale Tower System, visit

About Timesys

Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework for embedded Linux applications. The LinuxLink framework includes the Linux kernel, cross-toolchain, application development IDE, an award-winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, documentation and expert technical support. LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source, embedded Linux platform through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. Sign up for access to the free Edition of LinuxLink at

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