Zephyr Project Welcomes Renesas, STMicroelectronics, and Ac6 as Silver Members

Date: 10/03/2024
The Zephyr Project, an open-source initiative under the Linux Foundation, has announced the addition of Renesas Electronics Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Ac6 as Silver members. This collaboration enhances the Zephyr ecosystem, promoting the development of a secure, connected, and flexible real-time operating system (RTOS) for resource-constrained devices. With a focus on ease of deployment and management, Zephyr empowers developers to create innovative solutions across various industries.

Enhanced Security and Tooling: The Zephyr 3.6 release marks a significant milestone towards the upcoming Long-Term Support (LTS) version. It integrates Trusted Firmware-M 2.0 and introduces improved Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) generation tools, ensuring robust security measures and timely vulnerability management.

Expanded Device Support: Zephyr 3.6 adds over 30 new boards, bringing the total to over 600 supported boards across different architectures. This broad compatibility enables developers to leverage Zephyr for diverse embedded applications, including Industrial IoT, wearables, and machine learning.

Improved Input and Sensor Subsystems: The release features enhancements to the input subsystem, making it ideal for devices with keypads, touchscreens, and various input devices. Additionally, a newly formed Sensors Working Group drives improvements in the sensor subsystem, providing rich APIs for implementing sensor fusion algorithms while optimizing power consumption.

With contributions from industry leaders like Renesas, STMicroelectronics, and Ac6, the Zephyr Project continues to evolve as a versatile RTOS ecosystem. The latest release, Zephyr 3.6, delivers advanced security features, expanded device support, and enhanced subsystems, catering to the diverse needs of developers across different sectors. As Zephyr expands its reach into new embedded applications, it remains committed to fostering collaboration, innovation, and community engagement.

Additional Information:
The Zephyr Project will showcase its advancements at events like embedded world and the Zephyr Developer Summit, offering developers valuable insights and networking opportunities. With ongoing developments and industry partnerships, Zephyr reaffirms its position as a leading open-source RTOS supporting multiple hardware architectures. To learn more about the Zephyr Project and its initiatives, visit www.zephyrproject.org.