AMD Engineering Manager is the New Palm Head of Linux Kernel

Nov 02, 2009

Mobile specialist Palm strengthens its team by hiring Matthew Tippett, the Linux graphic driver developer since 2003 at ATI, to be in charge of Linux kernel development.

According to the website Phoronix, the Australian born Tippett will start work at Smartphone manufacturer Palm in California starting in November. At AMD, Tippett was the definitive force behind Linux support and the release of AMD’s Catalyst graphic technology. In addition, an updated Catalyst driver was released to go with Ubuntu Karmic Koala.

At Palm, Tippett is to bring out the Linux based Smartphone operating system WebOS. Palm last caused eyebrows to raise with their reaction to criticism on the restriction of their app catalogue. At the end of September, the British mobile phone manufacturer Palm last fleshed out their team in WebOS boot as Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer from Mozilla changed to Palm. The two brought the internet based Open Web movement with them to Palm which had provided for the initial posting of a web developer network.

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