IO battle of giants to make tiny firm rich

Intel's NGIO, and Future IO will allow Wind River to rake it in

You may remember the spat during this year over the direction Intel and Sun wanted to take next generation IO technology, called by them NGIO. On the other side of the argument are Compaq, HP and IBM, with their future IO technology called -- Future IO. Now it seems the lucky winner of the battle of these two behemoths will be little Wind River Systems. Both NGIO and Future IO are controlled by Wind River's embedded OS called IxWorks. And Wind River will collect $1.50 for every chip that the protagonists in this battle manufacture, which includes that OS. Wind River turned in a net profit of $26 million for its last financial year. Whew. Watch that share price go... ® Wintel Bus Wars Future server I/O co-operation talks collapse Intel, HP, IBM and Compaq to thrash out IO directions Bus wars loom as Intel and PC outfits form rival SIGs PCI-X Gang of Three challenges Intel with Future I/O Intel stirs up bus row

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