Wind River Plans to Support IBM's PowerPC 970FX Processor
Tel-Aviv, Apr 01 2004 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), the global leader in device software optimisation, today announced it plans to support the new IBM PowerPC 970FX. This next generation IBM PowerPC processor and Wind River technology are intended to help developers build next generation networking and aerospace and defence applications better, faster and at a lower cost.
Wind River plans to support the PowerPC 970FX in its Wind River Platforms that run VxWorks 6.X, the next generation of Wind River's industry leading real time operating system, which includes new features that complement the PowerPC 970FX such as MMU-based memory protection, open standards and advanced error detection. Other Wind River products that will support the IBM PowerPC 970FX include the VxWorks Developer's Toolkit and the Wind River Workbench.
"Wind River and IBM deliver technology that spans from devices to enterprise systems, which enables us to collaborate to provide device software optimisation solutions to our customers," said Matthias Stumpf, Marketing Manager EMEA for Wind River. "The PowerPC970FX processor coupled with Wind River's market-leading technology eliminates the need for customers to spend time on hardware and software integration, allowing them to focus on building better, more reliable products at a lower cost."
"The new PowerPC 970FX processor joins other PowerPC processors to comprise IBM's next generation scalable microprocessor family that runs applications that span from devices to supercomputers," said Ray Bryant, director of PowerPC products, IBM Systems & Technology Group. "Through Wind River's software and tools support, developers can work with a well-rounded device software development platform that can help speed time to market and reduce development costs."
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