PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc., maker of
the world's smallest full-function computers, today announced Steve Sakoman
as project leader for all gumstix software.
Sakoman was most recently vice-president of software technology at
Apple Computer. Prior to that, he had been chief products officer at
PalmSource after its acquisition of Be, Inc. A co-founder of Be with former
Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassee, Sakoman had led development of the
original BeBox and eventually served as the company's chief operating
From 1984 to 1990, Sakoman was director of CPU development managing the
hardware group, which was responsible for the Apple II and Macintosh
product lines. In 1987, he formed the team behind the Apple Newton to
realize his vision of the world's first PDA.
"Steve has been a Gumstix customer for more than two years now," said
W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. "and has been an
active member of the open source community. His leadership focus at Gumstix
will begin with deployment of a stable, well documented open source gumstix
software environment for our customers".
About Gumstix, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Gumstix develops and sells small form factor computers
& related products to commercial product designers, network managers,
software engineers & hobbyists in more than 50 countries around the world.
The Gumstix product lines support the growing networking and wireless
devices markets with a full ranger of motherboards, expansion boards and
computers running an open- source platform suitable for rapid product
development and scalable deployment.
For more information visit http://www.gumstix.com
SOURCE Gumstix, Inc.