"Embedded Linux leader Lineo Inc. says it hopes to plug itself
into the entire spectrum of embedded computing with a soon-to-be
completed acquisition. Lineo, Salt Lake City, Utah, is buying
Embedded Power Corp., Houston, Texas."
"Embedded Power specializes in embedded system development
products aimed at helping developers create programs for
incorporation into larger systems. Headed by Tom Barrett, chief
executive officer and co-founder, the company produces a range of
products in areas not addressed by Lineo, which focuses on embedded
real-time and high availability solutions on the Linux
"Besides expanding its strength in real-time computing, the
acquisition strengthens Lineo in two major ways. As a part of the
deal, Lineo gains access to the RTXC real-time operating
system. RTXC will allow Lineo to address the 8 and 16 bit
microprocessor field, an area currently not covered by the Linux
operating system. Embedded Power's RTXC-DSP operating system gives
Lineo an entry to the digital signal processor market,
allowing it to be a one-stop shop for manufacturers who want to
combine microprocessors with DSPs."
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