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Texas Instruments buys stake in virtualization firm

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has made an equity investment in VirtualLogix Inc. as part of a collaboration agreemen...


December 4, 2007  


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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has made an equity investment in VirtualLogix Inc. as part of a collaboration agreement that aligns the firm’s virtualization software roadmap with TI’s embedded application-specific multicore semiconductor direction.

The new agreement underscores the emerging next wave of virtualization as the technology moves from the data centre and into everyday front-end connected devices such as wireless infrastructure communications products, media gateways, digital video and mobile devices, the two firms said in a release.

Virtualization makes software run more efficiently on hardware, reducing product and operational costs (development, bill of materials, software, power), improving security and manageability.

“Advances in next-generation wireless technologies, such as Wi-Max and 3G Long Term Evolution, along with mobile TV, are driving growth in the wireless market and VirtualLogix is pioneering the application of virtualization for this new network,” said Brian Glinsman, general manager, communications infrastructure and voice business at TI.