Freescale Semiconductor and Wind River formalize longstanding collaboration
Agreement maintains and extends OS and tools support for Freescale’s QorIQ™ and PowerQUICC™ processors
AUSTIN, Texas and ALAMEDA, Calif. — June 22, 2011 — Freescale Semiconductor and Wind River have signed an agreement that reinforces the companies' longstanding collaboration and provides advanced software solutions for QorIQ and PowerQUICC customers across Wind River's industry-leading embedded operating systems. The agreement broadens availability and improves time-to-market for developer solutions engineered to optimize the performance, ease-of-use and energy efficiency of Freescale's product families targeting networking, aerospace/defense, and other key markets.
"Wind River is an essential QorIQ and PowerQUICC partner with a long track record of support for Power Architecture®-based processors," said Raja Tabet vice president of Software and Systems for Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group. "This agreement enhances our joint collaboration and provides our shared customers with outstanding developer technologies that fully leverage the capabilities of our most highly advanced multicore processors."
As embedded multicore processors grow increasingly complex, operating systems and tools must be "silicon-aware" and capable of fully leveraging the advantages of highly sophisticated SoC designs. Enhanced collaboration between Freescale and Wind River is intended to address this need for the ultimate benefit of QorIQ and PowerQUICC users.
"Freescale's QorIQ products help to enhance the state of embedded multicore processing, and our continued support for this product family is important for Wind River and the larger embedded marketplace," said Jim Douglas, senior vice president of marketing at Wind River. "We are delighted to strengthen Wind River's longstanding relationship with Freescale and expand our support for the QorIQ and PowerQUICC product families."
Wind River is a presenter and exhibitor at this week's Freescale Technology Forum, booth #1400-1445.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com
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 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or www.facebook.com/WindRiverSystems.
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