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MontaVista Eyes Bigger Networking, Carrier Linux Wins

Dec 24, 2009, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Linux player MontaVista Software is now officially part of chip vendor Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), concluding a rapid $50 million transaction that it hopes will see it better able to go after large networking and carrier customers.

"MontaVista is best known for its MontaVista Linux embedded platform, nux+6+Gets+Market+used in a variety of industries including carrier-grade equipment, networking vendors, and consumer electronics. Prominent customers include Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola.

"The latest version of its software, MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition 5.1 s+Carrier+Linux+to+(CGE), debuted earlier this year with new next-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless and networking capabilities. MontaVista CGE is built to comply with the Carrier-Grade Linux specification, a specific grade of Linux designed to meet the needs of service providers."

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