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VMWare Buys France-Based Trango Mobile Virtualization Company

San Jose Mercury News - 11/11/08

VMware, the biggest maker of programs that let computers run multiple operating systems, bought closely held Trango Virtual Processors to gain technology that puts virtualization software in mobile phones. VMware, which made the acquisition last month, announced the acquisition in a statement Monday, without giving details. Grenoble, France-based Trango is one of three companies developing virtualization software for phones, according to research firm Gartner. The programs allow handsets to run several operating systems at once. The acquisition gives Palo Alto-based VMware a head start over Microsoft and Oracle in a fast-growing part of the virtualization market. More than half of advanced phones sold in 2012 will have virtualization software, Gartner said. — Bloomberg News