by CIO Staff

Turbolinux Purchases Japanese PHP Co.

Apr 06, 20061 min
Mergers and Acquisitions

Turbolinux will acquire Japanese PHP tools vendor Zend Japan, the company announced Wednesday.

Turbolinux bought a 90 percent stake in Zend from Open Source Japan, Zend’s parent company, with a view to increasing distribution of its PHP development tools. Zend will remain the exclusive distributor for its Zend products, along with sales and support for Turbolinux.

Negotiations for the deal were completed March 30 but not announced until April 5.

Turbolinux claims leadership in Linux operating system sales in both China and Japan, with more than 60 percent of China Linux sales, it said.

-Steven Schwankert, IDG News Service

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