Wind River Linux Platform for MIDs due in 2009

Wind_river_linux_mid Although netbooks are clearly the dominant force at Computex this week, Intel’s Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) still got some attention today when Wind River announced its plans to develop an "open, extensible Moblin-based Linux platform for the MID market . . . [and to] introduce a commercial Moblin-based Linux platform specifically optimized for the Intel Centrino Atom processor technology based MIDs."

Wind River Linux Platform for Mobile Internet Devices, as it’s being called, is set to be a "full-featured, commercial-grade Linux platform that will include a Linux distribution, middleware, and mobile applications targeted to deliver rich Internet and media experiences." You can see the company’s General Manager of Mobile Devices discuss the new platform below.

Despite the dearth in MID news lately, analysts are expecting MID sales to "exceed $17 billion worldwide annually by 2014" and worldwide MID shipments to top 90 million by 2012. The platform is scheduled to ship in 2009.

[Press release]

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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