Wind River Named to Software Development Times 100 List

  • WIND RIVER PLATFORM strategy recognized by SD Times 100 as redefining the RTOS market
  • Award, coupled with Wind River's 1000 seat adoption milestone, further validates that WIND RIVER PLATFORMS are gaining traction as companies look to streamline embedded software development processes.

Alameda, Calif.--June 3, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced that it was named to the SD Times 100. Published on June 1, the first annual SD Times 100 list honors leading companies in the field of software development. Recognized in the Embedded & Mobile category, editors selected Wind River because "its new products and simplified pricing redefined the real-time operating system (RTOS) market."

Most recently, Wind River announced that it delivered against its previously stated objective of ending the first quarter of fiscal year 2004 with more than 1,000 enterprise license seats booked. The award, coupled with this milestone, further validates the WIND RIVER PLATFORM strategy and is proof that the market-specific PLATFORMS are gaining traction.

"We are pleased and honored that SD Times noted the innovation and impact of our integrated embedded platforms," said David Fraser, group vice president, products for Wind River Systems. "In five short months, more than 100 global customers across Wind River's five vertical markets, have adopted our new PLATFORMS to help address the lack of standardization and inefficiencies in their current development programs"

With WIND RIVER PLATFOMRS, companies can standardize on a single platform across multiple projects, thereby reducing software development costs while increasing product reliability and time to market. Wind River's market-specific integrated embedded platforms tightly integrate Wind River's real-time operating systems, tools, connectivity software and management features with reference hardware and service credits to provide a complete foundation for embedded software development.

With the introduction of WIND RIVER PLATFORMS, the company also introduced a new subscription-based model, with per-seat pricing, designed to help customers gain control of their development costs and therefore improve profitability.

"The SD Times 100 looked for companies which set a direction that developers and the industry followed in 2002," said Alan Zeichick, editor-in-chief of SD Times. "When choosing the SD Times 100, we carefully considered each company's offerings and reputation, as well as the attention and conversation we've heard around the company and its products and technologies, as a sign of leadership within the industry."

Wind River is going beyond the operating system by offering the most reliable integrated embedded platforms. With WIND RIVER PLATFORMS, manufacturers can now quickly build more complex and efficient products while delivering increased intelligence, connectivity and security without jeopardizing reliability. All WIND RIVER PLATFORMS tightly integrate a rich set of Wind River's market-leading operating systems, tools, connectivity software and management features with reference hardware and service credits to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. WIND RIVER PLATFORMS also include extensive source code. The depth of these platforms reduces project risk and enables developers to focus on differentiation and enhanced product performance.

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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