Orlando, FL. – May 16, 2006 –Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), will open its largest-ever user conference today in Orlando with over 600 customers and partners expected to attend. The Wind River User Conference, which runs for three days, will feature general session keynote addresses by Ken Klein, Wind River chairman, chief executive officer and president, Steven D. Levitt, bestselling author of "Freakonomics" and Phil Gordon, co-host of Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown." The event will also feature more than 135 technical and business track sessions and workshops presented by Wind River experts, partners and customers.
"Wind River's user conference is a key opportunity for our customers to learn, expand outlooks, experiment with new tools and technologies, and get answers to questions by device software experts," said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer, Wind River. "DSO is an emerging market, and managing and executing a DSO approach to device software across entire product lines will be increasingly expected by world-class manufacturers and suppliers. To that end, we're excited to offer these free training modules to every attendee who wants to learn the tricks, tips, and tools for excelling at their jobs and pushing innovation through their work."
Wind River will kick-off this three day event with free training classes on device software development for both the company's Linux and Wind River VxWorks device software platforms. These educational sessions will offer conference attendees the opportunity to participate in 2, two-hour classes that will cover a Wind River Linux and VxWorks overview on project management, debugging, and analyzing. Following the classes, two additional optional segments will be offered on real-time processes, error detection and reporting for VxWorks, as well as an introduction to Wind River’s general purpose Linux platform.
In addition, representatives from Wind River's engineering team will be available at the event's "Hands-On Lab" to provide conference attendees with deep-dive demonstrations of products and solutions. Attendees can also learn about best-in-class partner offerings at a turnkey partner pavilion showcase area featuring exhibits from over 45 partners including event sponsors Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Intel and Motorola. For more information, please visit:
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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Director, Global Communications