>>I have read on both ISI an Wind River web sites that Wind River will
>>What will happen in your opinion? Unification or differentiation of the
>>most used RTOS (pSOS & VxWorks)?
>I see nothing in the press release to reassure me about the future of the
>pSOS platform. It appears that WRS is interested solely in ISI's talent
Following up on this cross posted from the psos news group where it elicited
much more attention.
It was suggested that Wind Rover would turn pSos into a cut down o/s for
automotive only. Well both Integrated and Wind River have automotive products
(Matrix and OSEK respectively I believe). There are also i/o and DSP specific
vxWorks varients already.
The Idea that Wind River would discontinue pSos is likewise foolish, if pSos
were no longer available it is likely that the prospective customers would be
spread in the current market proportions, this would be bad for Wind River. I
expect there will be at least one more rev of pSos before they even have a
chance to sort things out, remember it will be six moths before they are even
allowed to talk technically (regulatory matters must be completed first and
nothing may happen which would damage the IPR of either company).
Having said that I see that Integrated lost $500k before acquisitions in their
latest report and $7.5M all told, so perhaps Wind River were becoming
There was also the contention that Wind River would essentially assett strip
ISI for staff because they have nothing else worthwhile. Things that I'd want
would be Dr Design, Diab SDS and Matrix (which dominates automotive ahead of
OSEK). I'm not a pSos man so I don't know if I'd want it. Other than that
Integrated are based in Sunnyvale and if their staff get to feeling
unappreciated then they could walk straight into new jobs, this is more likely
to be a marriage than a*. It is interesting to remember that Wind River
has previously mostly grown organically whereas Dr Design, Diab Data, SDS and
pSos were all acquired by ISI.
I wonder what will become of SDS Single Step, Look and Tornado? I find
Windview very useful in Tornado but I also find SingleStep a much better
de*. Tornado has proven well capable of integrating other tools and I'd
like to have the option of Single Step, we'll see.
I expect where the integration is more likely to be seen is in the layered
product development, I won't be surprised to see the Java offerings converging
for example. I know both companies were recruiting extensively at Westec
(spelling?) recently so I don't expect to see redundancies either.
Time will tell.