Renesas Electronics Extends Embedded Technology Leadership by Joining Civil Infrastructure Platform Project

Becomes first semiconductor supplier to join open source project working to create a base layer of industrial grade software

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —  The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project today announced that Renesas Electronics Corporation has joined as a Platinum member. The CIP community is working to establish an open source base layer of software to enable the use and implementation of software building blocks that meet the safety and reliability requirements of industrial and civil infrastructure. Renesas joins founding Platinum members Hitachi, Siemens and Toshiba and Silver members Codethink and Plat'Home. CIP is hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration.

CIP launched in the spring of 2016 to address the needs of organizations in industries such as power generation and distribution, water, oil and gas, transportation and building automation for reliable and secure Linux-based embedded systems that can be sustained over a period of 10 to as many as 60 years. By establishing this base layer, CIP aims to speed implementation of civil infrastructure systems, build upon existing open source foundations and expertise, establish de facto standards by providing a base layer reference implementation, and contribute to and influence upstream projects regarding industrial needs.

"As the first semiconductor supplier to join the Civil Infrastructure Platform project, we are pleased to extend our commitment to open technology development," said Ichiro Tomioka, Vice President, Head of the ICT & Office Business Division at Renesas Electronics Corporation. "Contributing to the development of shared technology is critical to Renesas Electronics, in addition to our work with Yocto Project and Automotive Grade Linux. We are one of the most active contributors to Linux itself. We hope to work with the CIP community to further advance this important project."

About the Civil Infrastructure Platform Project
The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) is a collaborative, open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation. The project is focused on establishing an open source base layer of industrial grade software to enable the use and implementation of reusable software building blocks that meet the safety, reliability and other requirements of industrial and civil infrastructure. For additional information, visit

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