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Wind River Systems Joins The Open Group's Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum

Embedded Leader Working with The Open Group to Drive Standardization in Embedded Systems

  • Wind River joined The Open Group's Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum to further industry standardization of real-time and embedded systems.
  • Wind River will work with The Open Group's Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum to ensure development of secure and reliable test and certification systems.

Alameda, Calif.--July 24, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced Wind River's membership to The Open Group's Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum. The Open Group is a vendor and technology neutral consortium dedicated to enterprise integration, and the Real-Time Embedded Systems Forum is dedicated to growing the marketplace for standardized real-time and embedded systems. The Open Group includes leading companies from industry, government and academia such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Embedded Systems Laboratory of MIT.

"With more than 20 years of experience in embedded systems and software, we are confident that Wind River will bring valuable insight and expertise to The Open Group's Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum," said Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open Group. "As an industry leader in real-time embedded solutions, Wind River's participation will add further credibility and increased value to the goals and mission of The Open Group's Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum."

Through The Open Group's Real-Time and Embedded System Forum, Wind River will work with industry leading real-time and embedded systems vendors, along with corporate and government organizations, to promote and ensure standardization in the embedded industry. Specifically, Wind River will focus on driving security standards for embedded development. Wind River works with customers in five vertical markets--aerospace & defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial and network infrastructure--and will work with the Open Group Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum to address the challenges faced in real-time and embedded development in each.

"By working with The Open Group, Wind River will drive standardization for secure and reliable real-time and embedded systems while collaborating with suppliers, practitioners, and existing industry standards groups in order to define standards, and develop test and certification programs," said Steve Blackman, director of market development aerospace and defense for Wind River. "Wind River eagerly welcomes the opportunity to work with the Forum and share our wide range of experience in embedded development."

Additional information about the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum can be found at This week, the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum is holding a meeting in Boston, MA. A complete agenda for the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Forum Conference is available here: conference agenda.

About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.

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

About The Open Group
The Open Group, a vendor-and technology-neutral consortium, is committed to delivering greater business efficiency by bringing together buyers and suppliers of information systems to lower the cost and risks associated with integrating new technology across the enterprise. The Open Group's mission is to deliver assurance of conformance to open standards through the testing and certification of suppliers' products. More information on the organization can be found at

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