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Nov 14, 2009, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Kingman)

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"The deal is the second this year to shake up the embedded Linux OS, tools, and service market. The first came this May, when Intel acquired Wind River Systems for $884M. Following Wind River's lead, MontaVista says that after the acquisition, it will retain its brand name, and continue to operate independently.

"Who is Cavium? Cavium is best-known for multi-core networking processors based on a custom derivative of the MIPS64 architecture. It's flagship Octeon processor family scales from single-core to 16-core models, with software compatibility across the range. Since networks come in all shapes and sizes, that's a big selling point."

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