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Wind River to Launch Updated Simics Virtual Systems Development Solution

Wind River Simics 4.4 Allows Development Teams to Analyze, Debug and Verify Target Software Across Heterogeneous Systems

ALAMEDA, Calif. — May 26, 2010 — Wind River today announced Wind River Simics 4.4, a virtual systems development solution that allows engineers to define, develop, and deploy their product using a virtual representation of their target hardware.

Wind River Simics 4.4 supports full system simulation and allows original equipment manufacturers to undertake critical software development activities on virtual platforms, independently of any hardware development schedules, semiconductor availability constraints or other limitations. Simics supports a variety of hardware architectures, including ARM®, Intel®, MIPS® and Power Architecture™, and can help semiconductor manufacturers redefine complex system-on-chip development with greater ecosystem support and customer engagement.

Primary new features of Simics 4.4 include the following:

"Simics opens new horizons in traditional cross-development environments by enabling actual full-system simulation across any mix of target hardware, operating systems and tools customers choose to use. With Simics 4.4, customers can meet aggressive time-to-market deadlines, while reducing product development costs and increasing overall product quality," said Michel Genard, vice president of product strategy and marketing for Simics at Wind River. "Wind River's portfolio of development and test solutions aims to remove the complexity associated with embedded software development by providing tools at all stages of the product development life cycle. This allows our customers to better and more quickly design quality software."

Development teams within semiconductor companies and systems companies primarily in the aerospace and defense and networking market segments have a mandate to meet increasingly accelerated development cycles and time-to-market schedules with limited resources. Many engineers are turning to virtual systems development or simulation development tools to generate significant savings across total cost of ownership and accelerate the delivery of higher-quality software and systems.

In February 2010, VDC Research1 released a report from their 2009 Embedded Software Market Intelligence Service that estimated Simics to be the market-leading virtual prototyping/simulation platform, with greater than 30 percent of total market revenue.

Simics will be available to customers worldwide by May 31, 2010. Additional detail about Simics 4.4 is available at http://www.windriver.com/announces/simics4.4/.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.

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1VDC Research, 2009 Service Year. Track 1: Embedded Software Engineering Market Technologies. Volume 5: Virtual System Prototyping/Simulation Tools for Software Development and Verification


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Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products