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Mercury Computer Systems Selects Wind River Carrier Grade Linux for Ensemble2™ AdvancedTCA-Based Application Platform

Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition Chosen for Reliability, Scalability and Ease-of-Integration

ALAMEDA, Calif. – June 05, 2006 –Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Mercury Computer Systems has selected the Wind River® Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition for its Ensemble2™ AdvancedTCA-based application platform. Mercury's Ensemble2 is a standards-based system that allows developers to develop, evaluate and deploy their applications on the same platform. Mercury selected Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition because it provides the company with a commercial-grade quality Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) platform and enables developers to standardize on a single development suite for all device software projects.
Ensemble2 is built around the power, functionality, and scalability of serial RapidIO®, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), and AdvancedMC™ (AMC). The platform supports a variety of I/O sources and heterogeneous processing, thereby reducing integration costs, improving efficiency, and minimizing risks in design and deployment of next-generation applications.

"Mercury and Wind River share a commitment to Linux and to open standards," said Mark Skalabrin, vice president and general manager of the Advanced Solutions business at Mercury. "When evaluating Linux-based alternatives, we found that adopting Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition would offer the Carrier Grade capabilities that our customers require while allowing us to focus our development resources on our own unique areas of value."

Based on a CGL distribution, Wind River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, integrates with many of the industry's most popular telecommunications boards, making it an ideal fit for the telecommunications and high-end data networking markets. It supports the emerging PICMG 3.x ATCA specification and various high-availability functions, and includes a standards-based interprocess communication (IPC) mechanism that connects the Linux and VxWorks editions of the platform. This tested and validated Linux platform is supported and maintained by Wind River.

"Wind River's reputation as a reliable partner and leader in DSO made Mercury's decision to select our Linux platform a straightforward one," said Glenn Seiler, product line manager, Linux Platforms, at Wind River. "Device manufacturers are building increasingly connected, complex devices and products are now being differentiated through device software innovation. Selecting Wind River for Ensemble2 enables Mercury's customers to develop and run device software faster, better, at lower cost, and more reliably."

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost, and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com or call 1-800-872-4977.

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