Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) Signs Agreement With Mentor Graphics

Boston, MA, 04/03/2014 (usastockreports) – Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), made an announcement on April 1, 2014, that the firm has signed an agreement with Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT) in order to expand the availability of embedded, open source Linux developments for multi-core and heterogeneous processors developed by AMD.

The agreement has been solely dedicated to provide more focused and manageable open-source work frame to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’s embedded developers. As the agreement has been signed, now the developers will receive better processing options, platform independent development with greater speed, and robust tools for development.

Agreement details

According to the agreement statement, MENT’s embedded Linux will now provide standardized tools and features and would also assure immediate access to BSPs  for AMD’s upcoming Embedded G-series SoC (system on a chip) and Embedded R-series CPU/APU. The developers would have complete access to MENT’s embedded Linux platform for commercial support as well as customized development on embedded Linux. They will also have access to MENT’s Lite derivative embedded Linux which would provide them with all essentials for evaluating Linux embedded processors of AMD.

To manage the increasing complexity in the field of embedded systems, the developers will also be able to access ‘Sourcery Code Bench’ which would provide better and deeper insight into debugging apps, system performance and execution in embedded Linux systems.

Under the agreement, AMD will have access to:

  • MENT’s Linux Lite
  • MENT’s embedded Linux
  • Sourcery Code Bench

Firm’s outlook

The general manager and vice-president of AMD, Scot Aylor said that the firm’s partnership with the market’s largest and leading vendor of embedded Linux is a huge step for AMD. The partnership would help Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) to step towards its growth in the market of embedded system. He further added that this will help the firm to expand and tailor its open source development. The firm is expecting to develop the market’s most robust development system namely R and G-Series.

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