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Software | August 17, 2007

Is IBM about to acquire Wind River?

Rumours are saying that IBM will acquire Wind River.
Wind River's stock price rose significantly when the rumour came out that IBM would be interested to acquire Wind River.

Earlier IBM was not that interested in Linux based operations as the company had its own operating systems but IBM has now moved toward Linux and according to industry sources the acquisition of Wind River would be suitable for IBM.

"Not that I know", Wind River's marketing manager John Bruggeman answered Linuxdevices.com on the question if discussions were ongoing about a possible acquisition.

“The deal would be very lodic. Software market for consumer products has become an attractive strategic focus for many companies. Wind River sets in a new dimension and growth opportunities to IBM's focus. The companies' mutual experiences on the market for embedded Linux complements each other", Enea's Johan Wall commented on the rumour.

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