American Megatrends Announces Linux® and Android™ OS Porting and Support Services for Intel® Embedded/IoT BSP Designs

Tuesday: October 6, 2015

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce its expanded roster of porting and development support services for Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded projects based on the Linux and Android operating systems for a variety of off-the-shelf Intel® Baseboard Support Package (BSP) designs.

Speaking about the company's ability to provide these services, AMI CEO and President Subramonian Shankar noted that "American Megatrends occupies a unique position as the only Independent BIOS Vendor (IBV) and Operating System Vendor (OSV) for Linux, Android and Chrome™ OS."

He continued by saying that "many systems for the burgeoning Internet of Things make use of these popular operating systems due to their flexibility and openness to customization. AMI leverages its deep experience with Linux and Android customization, as well Intel-architecture embedded hardware and firmware platforms, to now offer extensive engineering services to OEMs and ODMs to assist with their development projects for embedded and IoT solutions. AMI is extremely proud to offer a complete range of porting services for these projects, including driver and app development in addition to extensive OS customization."

"As both an IBV and OSV with Linux and Android porting capabilities, American Megatrends can improve or differentiate the system-builders' platforms in a wide range of ways, including manageability, cost reduction and security," commented Mr. Shankar. "In turn, this helps to promote the adoption rate of Intel BSP designs for use in a great variety of IoT applications."

About AMILinux
AMILinux is a Debian®-based Linux operating system that is optimized for embedded devices of all kinds, built upon an extensive custom library of commercially tried and tested applications. This flexible embedded Linux solution includes not only the AMILinux stack, but all of the development tools and support features needed to develop, prototype and debug your IoT or embedded project.

The AMILinux stack features a high level of modularity, with the ability to easily configure and build the firmware image by selecting desired features through an intuitive graphical development tool chain. These features are available in independently maintained packages, for easy manageability and customization of the complete firmware stack.

About Android™ Solutions from American Megatrends
AMI applies its deep expertise with x86 hardware and the Android OS to create unique Android products and solutions for Intel® hardware platforms. AMI also offers extensive engineering and support services for OEMs and developers requiring assistance with Android development projects, including driver and app development and Android OS customization services.

Android™ and Chrome™ OS are trademarks of Google, Inc. Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvolds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends International LLC (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems for both X86 and ARM based platforms. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Windows, Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to better serve its customers.

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