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Embedded Unix start-up raises $2 million

Wasabi Systems, a start-up that hopes to make a version of the NetBSD version of Unix for non-PC "embedded" computing devices such as network routers, has raised $2 million in a first round of funding, the company said Tuesday. Newlight Associates, which committed $1.5 million, led the round. Additional funds are expected in the next 60 days, the New York company said. Embedded software leader Wind River Systems had hoped to commercialize FreeBSD, a close relative of NetBSD, but abandoned the effort. However, Wasabi hired a former Wind River employee who ported BSD to Intel's Xscale chips.

Wasabi Systems, a start-up that hopes to make a version of the NetBSD version of Unix for non-PC "embedded" computing devices such as network routers, has raised $2 million in a first round of funding, the company said Tuesday. Newlight Associates, which committed $1.5 million, led the round. Additional funds are expected in the next 60 days, the New York company said.

Embedded software leader Wind River Systems had hoped to commercialize FreeBSD, a close relative of NetBSD, but abandoned the effort. However, Wasabi hired a former Wind River employee who ported BSD to Intel's Xscale chips.