AMD has been announced as the latest major player for the Linux Foundation's MeeGo open source project, joining Nokia and its chip making nemesis Intel at the table.

Speaking at the MeeGo Conference 2010, AMD's corporate vice-president of software development Ben Bar-Haim underlined the importance and signalled what AMD's involvement would be.

"MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time", he said.

"We are glad to provide engineering resources to joint industry efforts like MeeGo and expect that this operating system will help drive our embedded plans and create expanded market opportunities for our forthcoming Accelerated Processing Units".

"Built from the ground up for a whole new class of mobile computing devices, MeeGo gives companies like AMD and its partners unlimited opportunities to accelerate innovation for the next generation of computing," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.

"As an existing Linux Foundation member, AMD will be an important and valuable contributor to the MeeGo Project".