RICHMOND, British Columbia, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Empower
Technologies Corporation (Empower) is very pleased to announce that it has
begun a joint international sales effort with Texas Instruments
Incorporated (TI) to promote its LDK591x family of LEOs (LinuxDA Embedded
O/S) for TI's OMAP591x dual-core processor embedded software development
kits to over 2,000 of the top universities and technical colleges
"We are delighted to have Empower Technologies join the efforts of the
TI University Program to provide access to high technology equipment at
educational prices, such as their LDK5910 and LDK5912 developer kits to
engineering students, researchers and educators worldwide," said Cathy
Wicks, worldwide university program manager, TI.
Educators who adopt LEOs into their curriculum will ensure that their
students gain important design experience with a product that is becoming
widely accepted in the industry and that developing with LEOs will give the
students the power and flexibility needed to create the next generation
embedded innovations and designs.
Using the LEOs Software Development Kit (SDK), the students will also
learn first hand dual-core processor software design and programming which
will prepare them for the new multi-core multi-processor programming
environment which is fast becoming the new standard for computing
architecture. Another advantage of LEOs and LDK591x development kits is
that it provides students exposure to digital signal processor (DSP)
programming and codec development using TI's proprietary DSP/BIOS(TM) Link
and Code Composer Studio(TM) Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
The University Program promotion represents an opportunity for Empower
to benefit directly from LDK591x development kit sales in the education
market and indirectly by exposing the next generation of embedded software
and DSP programmers to the power of LEOs embedded operating system and TI's
dual-core processor and DSP technologies.
Future university and college computer and engineering graduates
worldwide now have the opportunity to begin early in their professional
development career training with Empower's LEOs at a time when the Linux
based embedded operating system is working its way to becoming a software
standard among systems and applications programmers and device developers.
"We are very pleased to work with TI on the University Program to
incubate a large number of very talented and specifically targeted
software/application and hardware developers, innovators and entrepreneurs
who will one day be applying LEOs, Empower and TI technologies in the
global embedded markets. Armed with the skills to develop innovations using
LEOs, Empower and TI technologies, the graduates, researchers and future
business leaders will start to enter their various industries and sooner or
later will begin influencing and making decisions to Empower and TI's
advantage," said Alex Romanov, VP sales and marketing.
As an added value, TI has generously offered a free copy of Code
Composer Studio IDE with each LDK5910 and LDK5912 purchased through the
joint Empower and Texas Instruments University Program promotion.
About Texas Instruments University Program
The TI DSP University Program was established to facilitate the
inclusion of leading edge semiconductor technology into engineering
research and course curricula. Digital signal processing knowledge is
already preferred by employers when hiring, and the ever-increasing
prevalence of DSP technology in the world today is fast turning that
preference into a requirement. Universities realize the need to graduate
DSP-literate engineers, and they look to a world leader in real time signal
processing, Texas Instruments, when seeking to improve the quality of
engineering education and DSP classes and labs at the university.
Hundreds of universities around the world are members of the TI DSP
University Program because TI's TMS320(TM) DSP family is the DSP standard
with a variety of teaching materials readily available. More than 1600
universities in Asia, India, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas
choose TI DSP to provide real world signal processing experience for their
About Empower Technologies(TM)
Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies is an innovative company that
brings the power and flexibility of the LEOs(R) (LinuxDA Embedded Operating
System) to the dynamic Consumer Electronics Industry and the emerging
Intelligent Appliance Market, through their development of Linux-based
operating software, embedded system technologies and solutions.
The products and services that form the base of its business activities
include an embedded system development platform for LEOs(R), based on Texas
Instruments embedded CPU platform, that fulfill the needs and demands of
developers and the Consumer Electronics Industry. Empower is continuing to
develop LEOs(R) and newer versions of embedded CPU's in line with Texas
By uniting top professionals from within the computer industry and
developing quality partnerships and strategic alliances, Empower is
committed to being the leading developer of Linux-based operating software
and embedded system technologies and solutions for consumer electronics
manufacturers and developers.
Empower's brands are "LEOs(R)", "LinuxDA(TM)", Linux-based embedded
operating systems and "PowerPlay(TM)", smart consumer electronics.
More Information on Empower Technologies:
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Empower Technologies Corporation
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