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Wind River Ranked Global Leading Provider of Embedded Operating Systems

• Wind River ranked as the continued global market share leader in categories of real-time operating system, commercial embedded Linux, embedded hypervisors, and safe and secure operating systems according to latest reports from VDC Research.
• Reports recognize VxWorks and Wind River Linux, along with company’s virtualization and multi-tenant VxWorks safety products.
• Wind River uniquely positioned with its comprehensive software portfolio that supports a diverse range of customer journeys, from design to development to deployment.

ALAMEDA, CA – March 12, 2019 – Wind River®, a leader in delivering software to critical infrastructure, announced its achievement as the continued embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) and commercial Linux revenue leader according to VDC Research. The company also ranked as the leading commercial provider of both embedded hypervisors and safe and secure operating systems.

In VDC’s latest report, “The Global Market for IoT & Embedded Operating Systems,” Wind River retains its longstanding position as the market share leader for VxWorks® and Wind River Linux. The report covers the global market for commercially available RTOSs, non-real-time operating systems, and other related bundled products and services. In an additional VDC report, “2019 Hypervisors, Safe & Secure Operating Systems,” Wind River also ranked as the leading provider of both embedded hypervisors and safe and secure operating systems for its virtualization and multi-tenant VxWorks safety products.

“The market for IoT and embedded OSes is changing as new open source and free initiatives enter the market,” said Roy Murdock, analyst at VDC Research. “Wind River continues to lead the RTOS, commercial Linux, and safe and secure markets by adapting its comprehensive commercial offerings to suit growing safety-critical and virtualized workload demands.”

"Wind River’s nearly four-decade heritage as a technology pioneer and the safety, security, and reliability our software delivers to our customers continue to further solidify our position as the market leader," said Michel Genard, vice president of product at Wind River. "As industries from aerospace to industrial to automotive evolve and modernize, Wind River’s edge portfolio is poised to address today’s dynamic and diverse market challenges to ensure our customers’ success in the emerging software-defined world.”

With its comprehensive software portfolio, Wind River supports a diverse range of customer journeys from design to development to deployment, whether teams require open source and require Linux, or an RTOS, or both. This flexibility allows companies to deliver innovative products that leverage the latest community driven innovations while meeting the safety, security and reliability requirements for mission-critical applications.

This market recognition comes on the heels of Wind River expanding its product portfolio with the introduction of Wind River Helix™ Virtualization Platform, which combines VxWorks along with its hypervisor technology, Wind River Linux, and Wind River Simics® into a software edge compute platform for designing and implementing a range of mixed-criticality application options at the edge.

About Wind River
Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for the edge. The company’s technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world since 1981, and is found in more than 2 billion products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation of critical infrastructure systems that demand the highest levels of safety, security, performance, and reliability. To learn more, visit Wind River at




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