Gumstix, Inc. appoints Industry Veteran as Project Leader for Gumstix Software

Gumstix, Inc, maker of the world’s smallest full-function computers, today announced Steve Sakoman as project leader for all gumstix software.

Steve Sakoman was most recently vice-president of software technology at Apple Computer. Prior to that, he had been chief products officer at PalmSource after its acquisition of Be, Inc. A co-founder of Be with former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée, Sakoman had led development of the original BeBox and eventually served as the company's chief operating officer.

From 1984 to 1990, Sakoman was director of CPU development managing the hardware group, which was responsible for the Apple II and Macintosh product lines. In 1987, he formed the team behind the Apple Newton to realize his vision of the world's first PDA.

“Steve has been a Gumstix customer for more than two years now,” said W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. “and has been an active member of the open source community. His leadership focus at Gumstix will begin with deployment of a stable, well documented open source gumstix software environment for our customers”.

About Gumstix, Inc.

Founded in 2003, Gumstix, Inc. develops and sells small form factor computers & related products to commercial product designers, network managers, software engineers & hobbyists in more than 50 countries around the world. The Gumstix product lines support the growing networking and wireless devices markets with a full ranger of motherboards, expansion boards and computers running an open-source platform suitable for rapid product development and scalable deployment.