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Wind River Reinvents the Real-Time Operating System for the Internet of Things


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EMBEDDED WORLD, NUREMBERG, Germany — February 26, 2014 — Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, announced that it has reinvented the real-time operating system (RTOS) to address the new market opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT). The latest release of VxWorks® will further reinforce the company’s leadership in its traditional markets such as aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial, and also enable the company to extend its reach into emerging applications enabled by IoT.

"The IoT has significantly changed the embedded landscape," said Dinyar Dastoor, vice president of product management at Wind River. "An RTOS must deliver not only the expected core real-time, deterministic performance and reliability, but an entirely new level of value that is demanded by the highly connected, security conscious, remotely-managed IoT world. Our game-changing release of VxWorks 7 and the reinvention of the basic RTOS is a demonstration of our commitment to help companies address the new challenges and opportunities in IoT."

Recognized as the industry-leading RTOS, VxWorks has been re-architected with a highly modular approach leading to the separation of the VxWorks core operating system from packages such as the file system or networking stack. As a result, individual applications can now be updated at any time without requiring a rework or retest of the entire system, increasing scalability and the ability to quickly adjust to market changes.

The latest release of VxWorks includes the following new features and enhancements:

The company has also enhanced its Wind River Workbench suite of developer tools for VxWorks. The suite now includes a new state-of-the-art System Analysis package that provides instant detailed access to code and system behavior, allowing developers to simultaneously optimize their code and detect bugs, memory leaks, and interlocks.

"OEMs are already responding to the business opportunities and technical requirements driven by the emergence of the Internet of Things," said Chris Rommel, executive vice president of M2M and embedded technology at VDC Research. "Many of these connected systems require operating systems that offer more flexibility and scalability — while maintaining the determinism needed for mission-critical applications. The new capabilities found within VxWorks 7 address this evolving industry need and should help Wind River maintain its position of leadership within the RTOS market."

More information about VxWorks 7 is available at www.windriver.com/vxworks/reinvented. And to learn more about how Wind River is addressing the opportunities and challenges created by the Internet of Things, visit www.windriver.com/iot/ .

Wind River is showcasing VxWorks 7 at Embedded World, Hall 5, Booth No. 360.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive embedded software portfolio supported by world-class global professional services and support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.

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Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications

Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications
+1 510-749-2727
jessica.miller@windriver.com

Isabelle Denis
Public Relations Manager
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Sam Hsu
+86-10-64398185
sam.hsu@windriver.com

Kyoko Kato
B-comi Ltd. (for Wind River)
+81-3-6807-2033
pr@b-comi.jp

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Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products