Intel to Use IBM in Device Platform
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Intel Corp. said Tuesday that it will use IBM to provide embedded software for its Personal Internet Client Architecture (PCA) architecture for wireless devices and Internet appliances.
Intel's platform is aimed at vendors of next-generation Net devices as well as application vendors and wireless carriers. Specifically, Intel will include with the platform IBM's WebSphere Everyplace Suite Embedded Edition, which is middleware for developing and distributing content to multiple types of devices.
The Intel PCA including the IBM middleware will be released later this year, Intel said. This isn't the first collaboration between the two companies. Last October, they co-created an in-car client reference platform for Net connectivity.