Linux-based systems have been dominant in enterprise networking for more than a decade. They have been the basis of consumer electronics devices dating back to the original TiVo DVR in 1999, and wireless handsets beginning with the NEC phones for DoCoMo in 2003. However, many vertical markets are only now seeing new devices built on open source software. The reasons lie both in the nature of these markets and the specialized devices themselves, as well as the emergence of advanced pre-configured software stacks like Android and MeeGo.
Mentor Graphics, Android, MeeGo,Embedded Linux