Wind River Transforms Consumer Device Industry; Announces Comprehensive Suite of Products and Service Offerings, Expanded Partner Ecosystem and Reference Design Systems
ALAMEDA, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla. – May 23, 2005 – Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that it is transforming the consumer device industry with the Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, based on VxWorks, Wind River’s industry-leading real-time operating system (RTOS). This latest platform is a fully integrated DSO solution that enables consumer device manufacturers to create innovative and reliable device software better, faster and at a lower cost. Wind River will be demonstrating Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, VxWorks Edition on Texas Instruments’ leading Voice over IP (VoIP) gateway platforms at its Worldwide User Conference taking place this week in Orlando, Fla. Also at the show, Wind River will showcase its newest Linux solutions, bringing more choice and flexibility to developers across all industries.
Additionally today, Wind River launched its Consumer Device Services Practice, bringing to the industry the only comprehensive, worldwide service entity that offers a full range of device design and development consulting services. The company also announced plans to expand its partnerships with leading hardware and software providers in the space in order to make it even easier for customers to get all the device development solutions they need faster and at a lower cost so they can speed time to market.
“The consumer device space is one of Wind River’s largest markets, as device software in this space has some of the most complex technical challenges and equally some of the shortest production windows of any vertical market space,” said Chris Lanfear, director, VDC software practice. “Market demand for smarter, more connected devices is almost insatiable, and consumer device manufacturers can no longer ignore the need for device software optimization solutions such as Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices.”
Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, VxWorks Edition
General Purpose Platform, Linux Edition
“Innovation is the hallmark for our products, and leveraging the strengths of a company like Wind River has allowed us to focus on rapidly bringing high quality multimedia VoIP phone solutions to our customers,” said Jose Melendez, president, Commoca. “As such, we continue to turn to Wind River as a trusted provider of reliable systems solutions, based on a secure operating system, with consistent support for our development team on all phases of product development."
Wind River Consumer Device Services Practice
Today, MIPS Technologies named Wind River as its premier DSO solution provider. As part of this strategic alliance, joint customers will have access to best-in-class MIPS Technologies’ processor cores and Wind River’s comprehensive range of DSO products. The companies will align and optimize the integration of these technologies and products for the consumer entertainment, imaging, network equipment, and automotive telematics markets. For more information on today’s announcement, please see the separate Wind River and MIPS Technologies’ press release at: http://www.windriver.com/news/press/pr.html?ID=2183
“This strategic commitment to each other’s product and technology roadmaps ensures that joint customers have access to the most optimized solutions for their target devices and applications,” said John Bourgoin, president and chief executive officer, MIPS Technologies. “MIPS Technologies’ decision to more tightly align with Wind River’s Device Software Optimization strategy means that OEMs who select MIPS-based reference designs will be able to build superior products with a performance, quality and time-to-market advantage.”
Another long-standing Wind River partner, ARM, voiced its support for Wind River’s device development solutions. ARM is the industry’s leading provider of global system solutions, whose technology is at the heart of silicon system-on-chip solutions for a wide range of consumer entertainment, wireless and home networking devices. “ARM is committed to providing innovative microprocessor IP, physical IP, tools and software, that enable our partners to bring advanced digital products to market easily and on time,” said Mike Inglis, executive vice president of marketing, ARM. “We are working with Wind River to support its class-leading development systems such as Wind River Workbench, and Platforms such as the Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, across the breadth of the ARM architecture to fulfill this vision.”
As part of the Wind River Worldwide User Conference in Orlando this week, Wind River and TI will demonstrate Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, VxWorks Edition on TI’s leading VoIP gateway software and silicon solutions. Both consumer and enterprise adoptions of VoIP are expected to grow exponentially in the next five years. The combination of Wind River’s DSO solutions and TI’s market-leading VoIP chipsets allows customers to achieve higher quality, shorter time-to-market and lower total cost ownership of their devices. TI has been a Wind River partner for 12 years and has used Wind River's DSO products and solutions in a variety of TI technology platforms for IP phones, residential and enterprise VoIP gateways, Voice over DSL and Voice over Cable modems.
Also at the user conference, Wind River and Tilcon will showcase a powerful and flexible graphical VoIP phone user interface. By leveraging Tilcon’s unique architecture and Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, OEMs and ODMs can rapidly build, simulate, customize and re-brand the phone’s entire user interface. This translates into faster time to market, lower cost of ownership and a rapid increase in market share. Tilcon has been a Wind River partner for 4 years and has integrated with Wind River’s DSO products in a variety of applications such as enterprise VoIP phones and digital set-top boxes.
“The DSO ecosystem is fundamentally changing the way device software is being developed,” said John Fanelli, vice president, product planning and management, Wind River. “Manufacturers in the consumer market and beyond must take a completely different approach to developing intelligent, connected devices, and Wind River plays a crucial role in helping our customers succeed in this fast-paced market where differentiation is the key to survival.”
About Wind River
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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