Wind River Further Extends Support for Motorola's PowerQUICC III Processors

  • Wind River's VxWorks 5.5.1 and Tornado 2.2.1 for Motorola's PowerQUICC(TM) III communications processors are generally available.
  • Wind River development boards and BSPs are also available for Motorola's PowerQUICC III communications processors.
  • Wind River also plans to add support for the MPC85XX architecture to WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Network Equipment.

ALAMEDA, Calif. and Taipei, Taiwan--Motorola SNDF Asia--October 20, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announces general availability of Wind River's VxWorks(R) 5.5.1 and Tornado(R) 2.2.1 products for Motorola's PowerQUICC(TM) III communications processors, which are based on the Book E(TM) PowerPC(TM) e500 core. Also available immediately are Wind River's SBC85XX development boards and Wind River's Board Support Package for PowerQUICC III processors.

"Wind River has worked closely with Motorola's engineers in the lab to ensure that the PowerQUICC III processor architecture was verified to meet the needs of embedded developers in the network communications market," said David Perkins, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's Networking and Computing Systems Group. "The general availability of Wind River's VxWorks, Tornado and tools for PowerQUICC III processors is an important milestone as this processor architecture realizes its full potential in the communications and networking equipment marketplace."

Earlier this month, Wind River announced the general availability of its hardware bring-up tools WIND POWER ICE and WIND POWER IDE 1.2 for PowerQUICCIII. The early availability of the increasingly broad range of Wind River technology for the PowerQUICC III architecture enables Wind River's and Motorola's joint customers to take immediate advantage of Motorola's high-performance processors for building advanced networking applications.

"Once again, Wind River's long-standing relationship with Motorola has proven to be a tremendous competitive advantage for our joint customers in the networking market," said Michel Genard, general manager and senior director of hardware assisted and stand-alone tools product division for Wind River. "By working directly with Motorola's engineers, we are able to provide customers with a complete software and tools solution that enables developers to bring products to market faster."

Wind River also plans to add support for the PowerQUICC III architecture to its integrated embedded platform for the networking market, WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Network Equipment (PNE). Wind River's PNE enables rapid development of reliable network infrastructure equipment using the industry's most proven and advanced operating system, development tools, and networking stacks. The integration, testing, and rich-feature set of Wind River's PNE all work to reduce the risks of developing and delivering products on time and on budget.

Wind River is a sponsor of Motorola's Smart Networks Developer Forum (SNDF) Asia. For more information on the conference, please visit

For more information about Wind River technologies for PowerQUICC III processors, please visit

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.

Wind River Systems and the Wind River Systems logo are trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc., and VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

Contact Information
Jessica Miller
Global Corporate Communications