"Among the most widely deployed embedded operating
systems on the planet is Wind River's VxWorks real-time OS. This
week, Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC) Wind River division is updating
VxWorks to version 6.8, providing new multi-core and 4G wireless
"The new VxWorks release comes as the competitive market for
embedded operating systems is changing, with the acquisition of
rival MontaVista software by chip maker Cavium. MontaVista develops
an embedded Linux operating system release that Wind River competes
against, with both VxWorks and Wind River's own embedded Linux
"VxWorks is widely deployed and used. Marc Brown, vice president
of marketing and strategy of VxWorks at Wind River, noted that Wind
River estimates that there are some 500 million VxWorks-based
devices in use.
"With VxWorks 6.8, a key new feature is the addition of 4G LTE
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