Wind River Maintains Longstanding Position as Global Leading Provider of Embedded Operating Systems


  • Latest research report from VDC ranks Wind River as a global leading provider of embedded operating systems.
  • Wind River leads the market again in real-time operating system and embedded Linux categories.
  • VxWorks and Wind River Linux are part of the Wind River Helix product portfolio for IoT that addresses building, managing, and securing devices at the edge, through gateways, across the network, and up into the cloud.

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2015 – Wind River®, a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its achievement as the continued market leader in both real-time operating systems (RTOSes) and commercial embedded Linux, according to the latest findings from VDC Research. VDC’s report, “The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems,” covers the global market for commercially available RTOSes, non-real-time operating systems, and other related bundled products and services. According to VDC, Wind River retains its longstanding position as the RTOS market leader based on global revenue of VxWorks® and related services. VDC reports that Wind River also led the commercial embedded Linux market for the seventh consecutive year, based on global revenue of its Wind River Linux platform and related services. "The Internet of Things has redefined the types of solutions engineering organizations require to bring quality products to market, and has challenged the embedded technology vendor ecosystem to evolve accordingly," said Chris Rommel, executive vice president at VDC Research. “Wind River’s long-standing leadership in the embedded operating system market is a testament to the company’s continued innovation and investment in its product portfolio.” "Wind River's continued leadership in the operating system space is a testament to our experience meeting the exacting demands of embedded systems for more than three decades, and effectively addressing real business needs,” said Barry Mainz, president of Wind River. “The feedback we receive from our customer base is tremendously important in making sure our VxWorks and Linux offerings have the innovative features and functionality required in today's rapidly evolving IoT market landscape." This operating system recognition comes on the heels of Wind River expanding its product portfolio with the introduction of free cloud-connected multi-architecture operating systems, Wind River Rocket™ and Wind River Pulsar™ Linux. They join VxWorks and Wind River Linux as part of the Wind River Helix™ portfolio of products enabling IoT advancements, from the secure and managed intelligent devices at the edge, through gateways, across the network, and up into the cloud. About Wind River Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 2 billion products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for addressing the system-level challenges and opportunities of IoT that is backed by world-class global professional services, award-winning customer support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the software and expertise that enable the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit

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