LiMo Foundation has added new member-companies supporting its quest for an open-standard platform for mobile devices based on the Linux operating system.
Latest additions into the consortium are Infineon Technologies, Kvaleberg AS, Mozilla Corporation, Red Bend Software, Sagem Mobiles, SFR, SK Telecom and Verizon Wireless.
Membership has increased to 40 companies since the consortium started in January 2007.
LiMo Foundation was started by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone.
Stuart Carlaw, ABI Research head for mobile wireless, believes telcos worldwide will be encouraged to carry LiMo-powered devices as more OEMs and operators seek a common low-cost platform.
'This bodes well for consumers, operators and application developers, who all stand to benefit from industry unification and contribution to a lower-cost mobile Linux platform,' said Carlaw.