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Wind River On-Board Program Expands To Enable Hardware Partners to Develop Unique Embedded Development Kits

EMBEDDED WORLD, NUREMBERG, Germany – Mar. 1, 2011 – Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, today announced the expansion of the Wind River On-Board Program, which will provide participating commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) processor board vendors with software tools, documentation and training to develop, test and validate their own unique Embedded Development Kits for the first time.

Embedded Development Kits provide customers with processor boards and optimized configurations of Wind River's market-leading operating systems, development tools, embedded hypervisor and graphics software. Wind River will enable board vendors to create their own Embedded Development Kits using Wind River's automated board support package (BSP) validation suite, technical support and training. This will benefit customers by providing access to a larger variety of Embedded Development Kits with assured tight integration with Wind River run-time and tools technologies. Leveraging pre-integrated off-the-shelf solutions helps reduce risk and support costs resulting in faster time-to-market.

The following are updated features of the Embedded Development Kits:

"Software quality assurance has never been more important, or more difficult, and embedded developers are being pressed to deliver products faster than ever," said Barry Mainz, chief operating officer at Wind River. "With this next phase of the Wind River On-Board Program, our ecosystem of board partners can now leverage our software, automated testing, tools and BSP validation methods to create exponentially more Embedded Development Kits, in turn controlling their costs and diminishing their customers' development risks while still maintaining supreme reliability and high quality."

"Using the Embedded Development Kits have proved instrumental in securing a number of important design wins in the past six months," said Arlen Nipper, chief technology officer of Eurotech in North America. "Customers have reacted positively to the outstanding out-of-the-box experience, and have increased confidence that they can achieve their technical and time-to-market requirements with reduced risk as a result. Additionally, by expanding the Wind River On-Board Program we can now utilize Wind River's automated BSP validation suite, which will allow us to quickly create our own unique Embedded Development Kits and respond more rapidly to customers' ambitious schedules and requirements."

Availability
Embedded Development Kits from ADLINK, Advantech, Emerson, Eurotech, Intel and Kontron are available today. Additional Embedded Development Kits from Curtiss-Wright, GE, RadiSys and other vendors are expected to be available later in 2011.

Embedded Development Kits from ADLINK, Emerson, Eurotech and Kontron will be demonstrated at Embedded World 2011 at the Wind River booth located in Hall 11, booth #11-118.

More information about these Embedded Development Kits is available at http://www.windriver.com/announces/embedded-development-kits/.

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 1 billion 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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Jessica Miller
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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