November 24, 2008 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Here’s a story you’ve heard a bunch of times: IBM liked the software so much, it bought the company. And so the story ran again last week, when Big Blue bought software emulation specialist Transitive for an undisclosed sum of money. Transitive makes a bit of software called QuickTransit, which allows applications created for one chip to be encapsulated, and run on completely different architectures.
Like so many of IBM’s moves, the acquisition of Transitive appears to be both an offensive and defensive move at the same time. More on that in a bit. But first, let’s review what QuickTransit