October 22, 2009, 10:41 am
In the post — reportedly his first-ever for Wind River’s blog network — Klein boasts of Wind River’s leadership in the embedded Linux market. He cites VDC research indicating a 30 percent revenue marketshare for the company.
Unspoken — but nonetheless clear in Klein’s post — is the suggestion that Wind River’s ongoing embedded Linux leadership depends on its ability to keep and win new contracts with companies that compete directly with Intel. Intel gets this, Klein says, writing, “Intel understands that in order to build a successful software franchise, Wind River must operate as a ‘firewalled’ subsidiary and do business with its competitors…”