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LinuxDevices: Wind River Hops on Embedded Linux Bandwagon

Oct 03, 2003, 07:00 (6 Talkback[s])

"Wind River Systems, by far the world's largest embedded software company, today launched its first official support for embedded Linux. For its initial foray into the embedded Linux market, the company has decided to target its $4,000 visionProbe II hardware bring-up tool at embedded Linux system-level software development. Company officials say they plan a step-by-step approach toward embedded Linux, suggesting more Linux-related announcements lie ahead for the embedded software giant.

"Wind River currently owns roughly 30% of the embedded software market, according to Gartner Dataquest Principal Analyst Daya Nadamuni, as quoted by the San Jose Mercury News, a staggering figure considering that as much as half of all embedded OS and kernel development is handled in-house and never outsourced at all..."

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