Thread regarding Wind River Systems Inc. layoffs

What software company could afford Wind?

Hearing from many sources that TPG is working hard on finding a buyer for Wind. The Green Hills and Cadence alliance puts a total value of $937M on Green Hills. TPG is looking at that and figuring Wind must be worth at least twice what Green Hills is worth. Looking to make a quick return on their investment.

Question is who could or should buy Wind? Wind may be too diversified into IoT, Networking and Defence for a single buyer. Hardware companies are generally focused on one to two of these markets but not all three.

What software company could afford Wind?

Good question from @Y93SgKI-1sowi.

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We may have dug ourselves into a hole. Any company who might want to own the VxWorks business would probably not want the Linux business. Any company who would be interested in the Linux business will probably not want the VxWorks business. Who on earth would want the Simics business? Would any company be willing to pay the full value of Wind River and only use a portion?

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Would be interesting if a Chinese state owned company bought Wind River just to have access to all the US govt contracts and data, which would obviously tank the company post purchase. Otherwise you're looking at a cloud player (AWS, MSFT, Google) for a potential purchase, but none of them really need a VxWorks-type RTOS in their portfolio.

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Post ID: @1bju+ZCIuqe2

I’ve heard ACS Digital Solitions, JTB Enterprises and JOSU Enterprises are all considering a purchase. Incidentally, each has a world wide HQ in San Ramon. Each has a brilliant presence in defence, as well.

Just ask our APAC FAE.

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