[hcflinux-announce] Linuxant to pursue development of Linux drivers for Conexant chipsets
marc at mbsi.ca
Thu Apr 17 16:09:47 EDT 2003
[this is very exciting and positive news for the project, with
more to come -Marc]
LINUXANT TO PURSUE DEVELOPMENT OF LINUX DRIVERS FOR CONEXANT CHIPSETS
MONTREAL, QC Apr. 16, 2003 - Linuxant inc., a world-class supplier of
consulting, software development and professional support services is
announcing today that it has entered into a groundbreaking agreement with
Conexant Systems, Inc. to make enhanced drivers available to the Linux
Linuxant has licensed core modem and ADSL technologies from Conexant and
intends to invest significant resources to perfect and extend the pioneering
softmodem driver development work started by Conexant and Linux kernel
developer Marc Boucher.
"The overwhelming demand for Linux drivers has outgrown the scope of Marc's
initial experimental project and we are now delighted to see Linuxant taking
it to the next level", said Zeev Collin, Vice-President, Conexant PCD.
"We are thrilled to be at the cornerstone of providing Linux users with high
quality drivers for Conexant's ubiquitous chipsets", said Marc Boucher,
founder and President of Linuxant. "Support for softmodems, sometimes
referred to as 'winmodems' has traditionally been lacking in the open-source
Linux operating-system, due to the proprietary aspects of the technology.
Our goal is to bring it on par with commercial platforms, while respecting
the nature of Linux and the interests of all parties involved".
Advanced features such as V.92, FAX and other functionality currently
missing will be added to enhanced versions of the HSF (softmodem) and
HCF (controllerless) drivers, to become available to millions of Linux users
in the near future.
Companies will also be able to take advantage of Linuxant's professional
support, development, and customization services.
For more information, please go to http://www.linuxant.com
Linuxant is a world-class supplier of consulting, software development and
professional support services. Linuxant works closely with leading vendors
and OEMs of semiconductor, PC, embedded and communication/wireless products,
as well as with companies in other industries, providing technological
expertise and solutions to maximize the potential of Linux and open-source.
Additionally, Linuxant develops and distributes specialized system software,
such as device drivers for specific applications.
Conexant Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in semiconductor system solutions
for communications applications, leverages its expertise in mixed-signal
processing to deliver integrated systems and semiconductor products through
two separate businesses. The Broadband Communications business develops and
delivers integrated solutions that enable digital entertainment and
information networks for the home and small office. Mindspeed Technologies,
the company's Internet infrastructure business, designs, develops and sells
a complete portfolio of semiconductor networking solutions that facilitate
the aggregation, transmission and switching of data, video and voice from
the edge of the Internet to linked metropolitan area networks. Conexant is
headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, visit www.conexant.com
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