Lifecycle management for Linux® Devices is a team of executives and engineers, recognized as leaders in their field and located around the world, with a shared vision to simplify and promote security-focused Internet-of-Things. Our cloud-native DevSecOps product for connected embedded devices can help to accelerate time-to-market and reduce costs for OEMs in virtually any industry.

In March 2024, was acquired by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QUIC). plays an important role in QUIC’s offering to the embedded computing industry: it provides valuable expertise in the development and deployment of open-source software and is helping to successfully commercialize products that incorporate a Linux distribution. operates as an independent subsidiary of QUIC and is focused on the IoT / Edge industry. Consistent with its vision to be the OS of everyThing, is maintaining support in its renowned FoundriesFactory™ DevSecOps platform for SoCs and microprocessors from the industry’s leading semiconductor vendors.

Our vision

Our vision is to be the OS of everyThing. We have built a secure, open-source platform for the world's connected devices, and a cloud service to configure this to any hardware and any cloud.

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver an open, secure, customizable Linux and firmware Platform, with updates for an IoT/Edge product’s lifetime. It is to disrupt the status-quo of the fragmented IoT device market using Industry Standards and a fair business model.


Feature: Reduce Costs

Cost Savings

Significant reduction in development, deployment and maintenance costs throughout the embedded device/fleet lifetime

Feature: Fast to Market

Faster Time to Market

Shorten development time, enable efficient deployment and keep all embedded devices secure and up to date

Feature: Secure


Secure from boot to cloud with lifetime incremental updates of firmware, kernel, user space and applications

Key markets

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Accelerate development and deployment of telecoms equipment and enable secure update and reconfiguration

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Reduce software costs of IVI, ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles, using FoundriesFactory to combine open source and proprietary software

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Smart Appliances

Build OTA updatable secure consumer appliances faster with FoundriesFactory and deliver customer value from secure data collection

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Industrial Automation

Industry 4.0 and industrial IoT require end to end security, OTA updates and customization to industry standards and use cases

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Robotics & Drones

Accelerate time to market with ROS-based robotics solutions that can be updated OTA without rebooting

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Leverage Containers to re-configure gateways OTA, support open and proprietary wireless networks, and easily deliver security updates

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Smart Cities

Deliver IoT and Edge infrastructure that can be supported for 20+ years at a fraction of current costs

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Digital Signage

Deliver commercial and industrial signage products with built in support for any public or private cloud

Our history highlights

2024 acquired by Qualcomm Innovation Center as an independent subsidiary


Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) ready with Arduino Portenta X8


Best in show winner at the Embedded World

2021 raised $8M in Series A funding to secure Internet of Things


Release of the first end-product to market secured by FoundriesFactory


Introduction of FoundriesFactory® - first of its kind DevOps product for IoT and Edge devices

2018 launches microPlatforms for an always-secure Internet of Things

2017 founded as Open Source Foundries, with an experienced startup team from Linaro Ltd.