Wind River's Next Generation Workbench Available Now

  • Only development environment to support the industry's leading operating systems - VxWorks and Linux as well as in-house proprietary
  • Supports multiple contexts, processors and target environments
  • Highly extensible as it is built on the Eclipse 3.0 framework
  • Reduces debugging and integration time

Alameda, Calif.–November 1, 2004–Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced the general availability of Wind River’s next generation Wind River Workbench 2.2, an Eclipse-based development suite that supports the entire device software development lifecycle, from hardware bring-up to manufacturing. It is the only development suite that offers support for the most widely distributed device software operating systems, VxWorks and Linux, as well as in-house operating systems. With Wind River Workbench, companies can standardize on one common development suite across the enterprise, optimizing the development process across multiple projects and sites.

Today, organizations have multiple device development teams in different geographic locations that focus on specific development phases. For each phase, developers may use different processes, tools and vendors that are completely different from other teams working on the same project. With this lack of standardization and collaboration, efficiency is diminished.

By integrating industry-leading development technologies such as powerful source code analysis, JTAG based on-chip debugging and operating system aware and task level debugging into one common development suite, Wind River Workbench provides device developers with the technology capabilities required to complete their specific task quickly and effectively. Additionally, as it supports each phase of device development, Workbench enables organizations to streamline collaboration between developers, thereby increasing productivity across the development lifecycle.

"Device software projects are often slowed due to incompatible tools and complex processes unique to distinct development phases. This hamstrings the ability to swiftly bring quality products to market," said Dana Gardner, senior analyst at The Yankee Group. "By moving toward an inclusive and standardized end-to-end development and deployment efficiency solution¾the core premise of device software optimization¾companies can radically improve their device software development results."

Wind River Workbench provides:

  • Standardization across the enterprise — increased developer productivity, improved project team collaboration, resulting in greater expertise, reuse and resource flexibility

  • Breadth of availability — the first and only cross-platform IDE to support VxWorks, Linux and other in-house operating systems

  • Depth of capability — best-in-class code composition, comprehension, construction, debugging and integration capability in a single environment. Support for multiple OSes, CPUs, architectures and connections

  • Extensible Eclipse 3.0 framework — supports hundreds of plug-ins. Seamless integration with third-party and in-house tools for customization and scalability

"Through our long-standing, strategic relationship, Freescale and Wind River provide customers with broad silicon and software support," said Mike Shoemake, PowerQUICC marketing director for Freescale's Networking and Communications Systems Division. "With the new Wind River Workbench, we are able to provide our customers using VxWorks and Linux OC- based PowerQUICC communications processors with the end-to-end support they require to make next-generation system development more efficient."

“Companies are demanding a development environment that supports multiple projects, target platforms and languages. They also want to gain efficiencies by using that same environment throughout the development process,” said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer for Wind River. “Wind River Workbench is poised to become the de-facto standard for OS-independent device software development.”

Wind River will also host a series of developer conferences around the world, beginning November 9, 2004. The conferences will showcase Wind River’s core product lines--Workbench, General Purpose Platform and Market Specific Platforms--and provide developers with hands-on access to the technology. For more information and to register, please visit:

To learn more about Wind River Workbench, please visit

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). The company enables customers to develop and run device software better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River’s Workbench, General Purpose Platform and Market-Specific Platforms reduce effort, cost and risk, and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

Wind River Systems and the Wind River Systems logo are trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc., and VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders.

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