"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
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.