MADRID, OSiM 2007, BOOTHS #9 and #10 – September 18, 2007 – Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), and Celunite, developer of a next-generation mobile Linux software platform, today announced a partnership to develop an advanced mobile phone platform. By integrating the Celunite mobile Linux platform, mobile applications suite and development tools with Wind River's Linux kernel and development tools, the companies will significantly reduce development costs and shorten delivery schedules for the entire mobile phone industry – chipset manufacturers, OEMs, integrators and operators.
Wind River and Celunite are both core members of the LiMo Foundation, founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone to develop the world’s first globally competitive, Linux-based software platform for mobile devices. The LiMo Foundation aims to provide key benefits for the mobile industry including lower development costs, increased flexibility and a richer mobile ecosystem – all of which contribute to the group's ultimate objective of creating compelling, differentiated and enhanced consumer experiences.
"Creating a world-class mobile Linux development environment that tightly incorporates commercial Linux with a next-generation mobile phone platform is valuable to both the LiMo Foundation's members and the larger mobile development community," said John Bruggeman, Chief Marketing Officer at Wind River. "Celunite is an ideal partner for Wind River, and our alliance marks a very critical first step to realizing the vision set forth by the Foundation."
"Our alliance creates a winning solution for the mobile industry, a big step for standardized mobile development," said Mahesh Veerina, Chief Executive Officer at Celunite. "Together our companies will offer a reliable, comprehensive Linux platform, applications, tools and mobile Linux engineering services with worldwide support."
About Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices Linux Edition
Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition, is the premier commercial-grade Linux development and deployment solution for mobile handsets, digital TV and consumer electronics manufacturers. Platform for Consumer Devices supports media rich OEM-grade mobile handset features. In addition to a fully tested and validated distribution based on the latest Linux 2.6 kernel technology, Platform for Consumer Devices includes the Eclipse-based Wind River Workbench development suite. The platform is backed by 24/7 global technical support and specialized professional services to help jump-start your next project. For more information regarding Wind River Linux for mobile handsets, please visit: http://www.windriver.com/solutions/mobile-devices/
About the Celunite Open Mobile Software Platform
The Celunite platform brings innovations of open source technologies from the desktop to the mobile consumer. The Celunite Linux-based software platform includes a world-class mobile applications suite, advanced and comprehensive mobile middleware frameworks, a mobile-optimized Linux kernel and an open source-based software development environment with tools to develop rich user applications for mobile devices.
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 www.windriver.com or call 1-800-872-4977.
Celunite develops and licenses a next-generation mobile software platform based on Linux and other open source innovations. The platform enables increasingly sophisticated, animated and Internet-enabled mobile devices that entertain, inform and enrich the lives of people worldwide. Celunite solutions significantly reduce development costs and shorten delivery schedules for the entire industry – chipset manufacturers, OEMs, integrators and operators. Celunite is privately-held with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and development centers in Pune and Hyderabad, India. Visit www.celunite.com.
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Director, Global Communications