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CNET News.com: Lineo buys firm for embedded systems push

“Lineo has snapped up the third in a series of companies to
bolster its effort to push Linux into all manner of non-PC
devices.”

“Lineo this week picked up United System Engineers, a 27-person
engineering consulting firm based in Shiojiri, Japan. The
15-year-old firm will help Lineo explain to prospective customers
why they might want to switch from existing operating systems to
Lineo’s version of Linux for set-top boxes, factory robots and
other “embedded” devices, said Lyle Ball, vice president of
marketing and communications.”

“Lineo, with an initial public offering in the works, already
acquired Zentropix and Rt-control in February. “There are several
more (deals) in the pipeline,” Ball promised.”


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