Wind River Extends Support to Intel's Next Generation IXP4XX Product Line of Network Processors
Intel Chips and Wind River Software Deliver High Performance Solutions for Home and Small To Medium Enterprise Applications
ALAMEDA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2003 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced it would extend its support to the new Intel® IXP4XX product line of network processors, including support for future product roadmaps. With Intel IXP4XX and Wind River technology, developers can build SOHO and SME communications applications such as residential broadband gateways, enterprise wireless access points and integrated access devices quickly and efficiently.
Wind River will support the IXP4XX product line in several of its integrated embedded platforms, including Wind River PLATFORM for Network Equipment, Wind River PLATFORM for Consumer Devices and Tornado for Home Gateways. Wind River's tools that will support the IXP4XX product line also include the VxWorks Developer's Kit, Wind River's visionPROBE II and visionICE II run control.
"The long-association between Wind River and Intel enables us to put the full spectrum of Wind River products and early samples of silicon into the hands of our customers at the same time, enabling accelerated product development," said Dave Sheaffer, Wind River's Senior Director of Alliances. "The Intel IXP4XX network processor product line coupled with Wind River's market-leading technology eliminates the need for our joint customers to spend time on hardware and software integration, enabling them to focus on product differentiation and time to market."
In addition to the new IXP4XX product line of network processors, Wind River currently supports the Intel® IXC1100 control plane processor with their advanced software and debug tools. Wind River also continues to support the Intel® IXP2800 and Intel® IXP2400 network processors for carrier-class and enterprise networking equipment, Intel IXP425 network processor for broadband networking system, and the Intel® IOP321 I/O processor for Intelligent RAID, IP Storage (iSCSI) and TCP Offload applications.
"Our new IXP4XX product line extends the rich performance of the Intel® IXP425 network processor into targeted market segments," said Nick Finamore, general manager, Intel Network Processor Division. "Through the support in Wind River's software and tools, developers can work with a well-rounded development platform that helps speed time to market and reduce development costs."
Through Wind River's membership in the Intel Communications Alliance, Wind River is able to provide its customers with the most comprehensive set of Intel based chips in the industry. Wind River can also access Intel resources such as early samples of component building blocks, development tools and collaborative resources.
About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It is the only company to provide 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 are standardizing on Wind River, creating the most reliable products while also accelerating their time to market.
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 Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
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Director, Global Communications