This is indeed an incredible change of the market place. Regarding Microsoft -
ISI has signed an agreement to distribute WinCE with its pRISM+ development
I doubt that WRS has plans to deliver on this agreement, which in turn could
cause legal trouble with Billy-boy.
> We are seeing some consolidation in the RTOS market: VxWorks and pSOS will
> soon be one.
> The article "Wind River Agrees to Purchase Integrated Systems" on page B3
> of the 22 October 1999 issue of The Wall Street Journal reports that Wind
> River is buying ISI for about $446 million in stock. The combined entity
> will have about 500 employees. Wind River and ISI were the top two
> companies in the non-Microsoft RTOS market, into which MS has been pushing
> of late.
> The bad news is that we won't be able to play Wind and ISI off against
> each other anymore. The good news is that the combined entity should be
> better able to handle Microsoft.
> Joe Gwinn