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National Instruments Selects Wind River to Develop Next Generation Industrial Control Devices

London, Apr 15 2004 - Wind River Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in device software optimisation (DSO), today announced that it entered a strategic relationship with National Instruments to help expand their presence within the industrial market, including test and measurement, machine and process control and autonomous and embedded applications. National Instruments selected Wind River’s Platform for Industrial Automation (Platform IA), an integrated platform for industrial automation devices, to develop its next generation industrial control products. National Instruments’ decision to work with Wind River is based on Wind River’s ability to satisfy their technology and middleware needs, architecture requirements and real-time performance demands.

“As a leader in the test and measurement market, National Instruments is always looking for ways to leverage our success into other market areas,” said Tim Dehne Senior VP of R&D, National Instruments. “By collaborating with Wind River, we are better equipped to develop the most optimal and competitive industrial measurement and control devices on the market, enabling us to strengthen our product offering for the industrial market.”

By standardising on Wind River’s Platform IA, National Instruments can effectively reduce the time-to-market of its control devices while also increasing product reliability and minimising software development.

“This announcement marks a new strategic relationship between Wind River and National Instruments,” said Steve Harris, Regional Director, Wind River North West Region. “Wind River’s Platform for Industrial Automation continues to set the standard for next generation industrial devices. We’re excited that Platform IA will be a software foundation for National Instruments’ control devices.”

To learn more about Wind River Platform for Industrial Automation please visit http://www.windriver.com/platforms/platformia/index.html

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Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). 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 defence, 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, Calif., with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.co.uk or call Wind River at +44 (0)1793 831 831.

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