Stargen Announces StarFavric Support for Wind River's Tornado 2.2/VxWorks 5.5 Upgrade

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.-September 16, 2002 - StarGen, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, today announced that its StarFabric Software Development Kit V1.1 is compatible with the Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND) Tornado 2.2 integrated development environment (IDE) and VxWorks 5.5 real-time operating system (RTOS). The Software Development Kit enhances the deployment of StarFabric's Advanced Switching features, which together provide a high-speed, point-to-point switched backplane and chassis-to-chassis interconnect solution for scalable and highly available communication and embedded systems. StarFabric's open architecture can enhance or replace existing bus-based interconnect solutions.

Wind River, a leading provider of software and services for creating connected devices, recently announced the upgrade to its Tornado IDE. Tornado 2.2, which includes the VxWorks 5.5 RTOS, provides customers with an unmatched set of embedded development tools, operating system technology, networking components, middleware and complementary WindLinkTM partner technologies. These technology enhancements further set the standard for embedded development and are being offered to customers under Wind River's standard maintenance agreement at no charge.

"Wind River believes switch fabric solutions offered by StarFabric are very important for the highly available systems our customers require in today's market" said Caroline Yao, director of partner solutions, Wind River. "The WindLink partner program provides StarFabric with the development platform and support needed to offer switch fabric solutions with our Tornado 2.2/VxWorks 5.5 platform to our joint customer base."

The StarFabric Software Development Kit includes bus drivers for VxWorks, which will provide operating system specific functions to enable architected and device dependent advanced switching features. The StarFabric bus drivers present the operating system and user applications with a comprehensive set of application programming interfaces (APIs) available for full management and maintenance of the fabric.

"VxWorks is the leading operating system for embedded applications," said Tracy Richardson, president of StarGen. "This reinforces StarGen's commitment to providing leading-edge solutions for embedded applications, and providing the industry's most open semiconductor platform for communications devices."

The StarFabric Software Development Kit V1.1 is available now.

The WindLink Partner Program is focused on helping hardware and software developers, system integrators, and consultants create and sell products and services that complement or are integrated with Wind River products. Wind River continually seeks out partners in strategic market segments such as Internet infrastructure, telecommunications, Internet appliances, consumer electronics, and semiconductors. WindLink partners work hand-in-hand with Wind River to provide total solutions to joint customers.

About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to timely development, acceptance and pricing of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and other risks detailed in the company's most recent SEC Form 10-K. Tornado is a trademark and VxWorks, Wind River Systems and the Wind River Systems logo are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

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