Timesys® enables LinuxLink support for PMC-Sierra® WinPath3-SuperLite System on Chip

Pittsburgh, PA – May 10, 2011 Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), provider of the industry's most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux solutions, today announced a LinuxLink offering for the PMC-Sierra WinPath3-SuperLite high-performance System on Chip (SoC). The WinPath3-SuperLite is the newest member of PMC-Sierra's WinPath™ processor family, which includes the WinPath3 and WinPath2, both of which are already supported by LinuxLink.

Timesys LinuxLink for WinPath3-SuperLite will enable customers to quickly and easily build custom Linux-based products for the high-performance, cost-sensitive, communications market segment including wireless and advanced telecom system applications such as mobile backhaul. The initial release for the WinPath3-SuperLite is based on the 2.6.29 Linux kernel which integrates drivers for the reference board peripherals.

Timesys's LinuxLink offers a highly customizable, embedded Linux development environment. The LinuxLink Web Edition allows developers to easily mix and match kernel, toolchain, packages and bootloaders to build just the right Linux distribution for their embedded projects. The flexible LinuxLink Desktop Edition enables developers to focus on building their value-add application by allowing them to easily integrate their own applications, modify the Linux kernel and incorporate their own proprietary packages into the design of their product. And, unmetered, expert Linux support from Timesys is included in every LinuxLink Desktop Edition subscription.

"The popularity of Linux continues to grow, and Timesys LinuxLink provides a proven Linux development solution that complements our product offering," said Liviu Pinchas, PMC-Sierra's director, technical marketing, WIN division. "With LinuxLink, our customers can take full advantage of the WinPath3-SuperLite advanced architecture, enabling them to create Linux based solutions for the networking and communications market segments and achieve short time-to-market cycles."

"LinuxLink continues to be an easy-to-use, affordable development environment for building custom Linux based solutions," said Maciej Halasz, Director of Product Management at Timesys. "We are pleased to provide PMC-Sierra customers with the ability to create quality, high-performance, Linux-based products using the WinPath3-SuperLite."

LinuxLink Free Edition

Users can start developing prototypes using LinuxLink for WinPath3-SuperLite by registering for a free Web Edition account at www.timesys.com/register.

Additional information about LinuxLink subscriptions for the PMC-Sierra platform can be found at www.timesys.com/pmc-sierra.

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. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources, risk and cost associated with building a product based on open source Linux. Sign up for access to the free Edition of LinuxLink at www.timesys.com/register.

About PMC-Sierra

PMC-Sierra(R), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, offers its customers technical and sales support worldwide through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia. PMC-Sierra provides semiconductor solutions for Enterprise and Channel Storage, Wide Area Network Infrastructure, Fiber To The Home, and Laser Printer/Enterprise market segments. The Company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol. For more information, visit http://www.pmc-sierra.com/.

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Email: Susan_Shaw@pmc-sierra.com

 

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Timesys, LinuxLink and Web Factory are trademarks of Timesys Corporation. WinPath is a trademark of PMC-Sierra, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

 

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