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Wind River General Purpose Platform, VxWorks Edition, Beta Rollout Program Experiences Strong Demand


  • Seamless migration of VxWorks code
  • Access to powerful new memory protection capabilities
  • Development lifecycle and cost reductions

ALAMEDA, Calif.¾August 25, 2004-Wind River Systems [NASDAQ: WIND], the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced the Beta Rollout Program for Wind River’s General Purpose Platform, VxWorks 6.0 Edition. Customers can gain access to the Platform, allowing them to begin product designs immediately. Partners will be able to align their complementary technologies, which will provide Wind River customers with a complete partner eco-system at the time of general availability later this year.

Wind River’s General Purpose Platform, VxWorks 6.0 Edition, includes new features such as MMU-based memory protection, enabling customers to safeguard their applications during development. As part of the General Purpose Platform VxWorks 6.0 Edition, the company will also deliver the next version of Wind River Workbench, the only integrated development environment that supports cross-project development targeting VxWorks 6.0, Linux and proprietary operating systems. With Wind River General Purpose Platform, VxWorks 6.0 Edition, customers will be able to shorten the product development lifecycle, thereby accelerating their time to market.

“Wind River’s support of multiple operating systems provides significant value to the company’s customers,” said Jerry Krasner, Ph.D., vice president of Embedded Market Forecasters. “Wind River continues to differentiate its offerings and extend its market leadership.”

“Wind River Platforms enable our customers to speed time to market, lower total development costs and reduce risk,” said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer for Wind River. “With our partners already working in lockstep with Wind River, our customers can look forward to building their next generation devices on the industry’s most innovative, highly integrated Platform.”

Select customers and partners participating in Wind River’s General Purpose Platform, VxWorks 6.0 Edition, Beta Rollout Program include: Artesyn, Ada Core Technologies, Broadcom, Datalight, Dy4 Systems, Freescale, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Kontron Modular Computers, LG Electronics, MIPS Technologies, Motorola Computer Group, Rational, Radstone Technologies, RTI, Thales Computers, UT Starcom and ZTE.

Wind River General Purpose Platform Beta Rollout Program
Through the Beta Rollout Program, developers can evaluate the Wind River General Purpose Platform. Architectures supported now include PowerPC and Intel Architecture. MIPS support will be available in September with additional architecture support coming soon. Beta Program participants also receive technical documentation, API reference documentation, demonstration sample code, hands-on tutorials, and access to Wind River’s world-class on-line support. The Wind River General Purpose Platform, VxWorks 6.0 Edition, will be commercially available later this year.

For device manufacturers and partners interested in joining the VxWorks 6.0 Beta Release Program, please visit http://www.windriver.com/announces/vxworks/release/index.html

To learn more about VxWorks 6.0, please visit http://www.windriver.com/announces/vxworks/

To learn more about Wind River Workbench, please visit http://www.windriver.com/products/development_tools/ide/wind_river_workbench/

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, less expensively 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 http://www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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