Wind River Chairman Will Ponder Balance of Software and Silicon at DAC

Fiddler Will Deliver Keynote Address, and Wind River Chief Technologist John Fogelin Will Be a Panel Member

ALAMEDA, Calif., April 1, 2002 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, today announced that chairman Jerry Fiddler will discuss the convergence of silicon, EDA and embedded software in his keynote address during the 39th Design Automation Conference (DAC) June 10-14, 2002, in New Orleans.

Fiddler's presentation, "Software and Silicon Where's the Equilibrium?" will examine the trends and problems that are driving companies to cross comfortable boundaries between the traditionally distinct realms of embedded software, silicon manufacturing and electronic design automation. Fiddler will deliver his keynote on June 13 at 1 p.m.

"Despite repeated predictions that embedded software, silicon and design would move closer together, and some real attempts to do so, those predictions have mostly proved false," commented Fiddler. "Now, however, technology and economic trends are making it necessary and inevitable that suppliers find new ways to solve our customers problems."

An expert in the design and implementation of real-time systems, Fiddler co-founded embedded technology company Wind River in 1981. Since then, Fiddler has played many roles at Wind River, from CEO and the company's only programmer, to president and chairman of the board.

DAC attendees will also have the opportunity to hear Wind River's chief technologist, John Fogelin, on a panel entitled "Unified Tools for SOC (System On Chip) Embedded Systems: Mission Critical, Mission Impossible or Mission Irrelevant." The panel will convene on June 12 at 4:30 p.m.

About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.

About DAC
DAC is the premier forum for the electronic design industry to exchange information on products, methodologies and processes. Attended by more than 15,000 developers, designers, researchers, managers and engineers from the leading electronics companies and universities around the world, DAC includes more than 250 exhibitors and offers a robust technical program covering the electronics industry's hottest trends.

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