Wind River Workbench Selected by Nortel as Device Software Development Standard

ALAMEDA, Calif. - February 14, 2005 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Nortel has selected Wind River Workbench as the preferred development suite for Nortel's VxWorks and Linux-based platform products. Workbench development suite is also part of Wind River's Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition platform product.

"Through this agreement, Nortel will now be able to use the Wind River Workbench development environment across the company's R&D community regardless of the underlying target operating system (VxWorks or Linux), further enhancing our software development environment for all designers globally," said Mike Langlois, VP technology strategy and R&D effectiveness, Nortel. "This decision is consistent with Nortel's technology, platform and R&D effectiveness strategies."

"Wind River Workbench provides developers with an end-to-end development suite that enables engineers to focus on innovation and bring products to market better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably," said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer for Wind River. "In the fiercely competitive telecommunications market, our customers will benefit from the breadth and depth of Wind River Workbench, gaining control of development costs."

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They 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.

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