Cavium Closes MontaVista Acquisition
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As went Wind River, so too now goes MontaVista Software. Now a part of a large, publicly traded company, the embedded Linux player says it now enjoys the financial backing to put customers' doubts to rest, and make a run as a supplier to big carriers and networking firms. Enterprise Networking Planet has the details.
Linux player MontaVista Software is now officially part of chip vendor Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), concluding a rapid $50 million transaction that it hopes will see it better able to go after large networking and carrier customers.
MontaVista is best known for its MontaVista Linux embedded platform, used in a variety of industries including carrier-grade equipment, networking vendors, and consumer electronics. Prominent customers include Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola.
The latest version of its software, MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition 5.1 (CGE), debuted earlier this year with new next-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless and networking capabilities. MontaVista CGE is built to comply with the Carrier-Grade Linux specification, a specific grade of Linux designed to meet the needs of service providers.
With the new Cavium ownership, MontaVista will gain a financial backer that executives hope will lead to more customer wins for its flagship offering.