Wind River Joins Forces with the COMET Program to Deliver Integrated Telematics Solutions

  • Wind River announced that it is has joined the COMET partnership program to collaborate and deliver integrated platform-based telematics solutions that help end-users accelerate the development of automotive devices.
  • Wind River's participation in the COMET program signifies its commitment to the automotive industry.
  • By working with other key partners in the COMET program, Wind River can continue to build and deliver effective solutions, such as WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Car Infotainment.

ALAMEDA, Calif.--October 27, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced its membership in the Community Enabling Telematics (COMET™) partnership program, a cooperative association launched by Renesas Technology America, Inc. COMET members are working to deliver integrated platform-based telematics solutions that help end-users accelerate the development of automotive devices. Wind River's involvement in the COMET program enables associated partners to build, fortify and deliver proven and reliable solutions, such as WIND RIVER® PLATFORM for Car Infotainment, to customers within the automotive industry.

Wind River's participation in the COMET program signifies the company's commitment to building and growing long-term relationships with other industry leaders within the automotive market. Through collaboration, the COMET program will help promote industry standardization, thus supplying proven integrated platform-based solutions to the automotive market that allow customers to focus on their core differentiators.

The COMET program aligns closely with Wind River's approach to the WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Car Infotainment, because it recognizes the importance of integrated technologies for customers looking to improve development efficiencies, accelerate time to market and enhance product reliability. By cooperating with key partners in the COMET program, Wind River can continue to help set the pace for standardization in the embedded software industry.

"Wind River recognizes that partner integration is a key component in developing effective platform-based solutions for our automotive customers," said Marc Serughetti, director of marketing for automotive, industrial, aerospace and defense at Wind River. "By working with COMET, we can leverage the expertise of key partners, such as Tilcon, StoneStreet One, and Access, to develop and deliver solutions that help our customers build automotive devices and, ultimately, accelerate time-to-market, lower costs, and reduce the risk associated within the integration process."

Wind River also works with 14 of the 18 other COMET member companies as part of its Wind River Partner Program. The Wind River Partner Program aims to develop and build valuable relationships with companies that offer integrated and complementary products to Wind River technologies. By working together, Wind River and its partners can draw from each other's technology proficiencies and products to successfully develop integrated solutions that satisfy customers' demands in strategic markets, such as automotive.

Wind River joins the following Wind River Partners in the COMET program: Access; Clarity; Fonix; IBM; Immersion; Mindready; M-Systems; Renesas; Sirf; Scansoft; Solid; StoneStreet One; Tilcon; and WiPro.

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About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.

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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