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Wind River and Red Hat to Discuss Reliability, Security and Interoperability at Connections 2004

WHAT:
Michel Genard, vice president, platform marketing, Wind River and Ian Knight, regional director, enterprise group, Red Hat will co-present at Connections 2004. During their presentation, they will discuss how "Reliability, Security and Interoperability" are key strategic drivers in the enterprise, desktop and device markets. They will also explore how, through their recently formed partnership, the co-existence of open-source and commercial systems will enable consumer electronics manufacturers to build devices better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably.

WHERE:
The Wyndham Anatole
Dallas, Texas 75207

WHEN:
Thursday, May 6, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CDT

WHY:
By 2009, more than 14 billion devices will need to connect to each other and to enterprise applications. Today, most companies use a device software development model that is inefficient and insufficient. Developers struggle in-house with a mix of different silicon architectures, operating systems, middleware, and development tools. Add to this the lack of an industry standard Linux distribution for the Device Software Optimization (DSO) market that has slowed adoption of Linux technology within the device space and made it difficult for this segment to fully harness the power of open source. Red Hat and Wind River are uniquely positioned to help companies leverage the heterogeneous development model that is rapidly being adopted in the consumer electronics industry.

For further information or to schedule a meeting with Wind River executives, please contact Wind River public relations at windriverpr@windriver.com

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.

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 Wind River at 800-872-4977.

Contact Information
Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications