ALAMEDA, Calif. – June 1, 2006 – Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that SD Times named the company to the SD Times 100 based on its continued leadership and technological innovation in the device software industry. The SD Times 100 recognizes the leaders and innovators in the software development industry as chosen by the editors of SD Times. The 2006 list, made public in today's June 1 issue, marks the fourth consecutive year SD Times has chosen Wind River for this exclusive list.
The outpouring of developer-centric innovation that led to Wind River's previous three listings on the SD Times 100 only accelerated in 2005 and 2006. During the year, Wind River announced additions to its VxWorks and Linux platforms, including the new Wind River® Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition. The company also added enhanced functionality, including new diagnostics capabilities, to Wind River® Workbench, the company's industry-leading, commercial grade device software development suite. In addition, Wind River bolstered its industry-leading partner ecosystem by strengthening strategic relationships with leading hardware and software vendors. Overall, Wind River enabled hundreds of companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost, and more reliably.
"The winners of this year's SD Times 100 awards have demonstrated their leadership in shaping the software development industry," said David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief, SD Times. "We took into account each nominee's products and services, its reputation among development managers, and the new ideas it brought out. These select individuals and organizations are the ones we’ve identified as helping to move the art of development forward."
"This is a phenomenal accomplishment for Wind River. We now have more than 300 million of the world's most sophisticated devices running on Wind River's device software," said Ken Klein, president, chief executive officer and chairman of Wind River. "Thousands of global customers are relying on our company's stability, steady financial growth, and corporate viability every single day. This recognition validates Wind River’s position as the global leader in DSO."
For more information on the SD Times Annual 100 list please go to: www.sdtimes.com.
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