Wind River's Linux Platform to Support Intel's Family of Next Generation Application Processors for Handheld Devices

ALAMEDA, Calif., April 5 -- Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND - News), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that Wind River® Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition, supporting Intel Corporation's newest processor family (codenamed Monahans) based on third generation Intel XScale® technology, is now sampling to customers. Wind River Professional Services will support the Monahans platform family with specific optimizations, helping device manufacturers improve time-to-revenue by delivering reliable, high-quality solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Wind River delivers unparalleled commercial grade Linux solutions, professional services and customer support in the DSO industry.

"As Intel rolls out the Monahans platform family to handheld device manufacturers, Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition delivers the optimizations and support these manufacturers require," said Barry Evans, general manager of Intel's Applications Processor Business Unit."

Wind River makes commercial grade quality a reality for customers with comprehensive solutions that include market-leading development and runtime products, world-class Linux professional services and global product support delivered via local technology experts. With over 20 years of industry experience, Wind River is the fastest growing and trusted commercial Linux device software provider. Device manufacturers powering their next-generation handheld devices with a processor from the Monahans platform family can leverage the platform's capability to develop, deploy and manage innovative, highly differentiated product offerings. Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition guarantees complete assurance from the only commercial grade quality platform offering a "pristine-source", fully tested and validated Linux 2.6 implementation and a cutting-edge Eclipse-based development suite.

Central to Wind River's position is the continued strength of Wind River Professional Services, as well as the Wind River Linux Services Practice. Wind River Linux Services Practice supports handheld device manufacturers building Linux-based products on Wind River solution. The group is comprised of an unmatched team of engineers with extensive experience delivering design, integration, and optimization services tailored to the needs of the open-source community. Combined with Wind River's customer education and support network, the Linux Services Practice improves time-to-revenue by delivering reliable, high-quality solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Customers can leverage Wind River's team of global experts as a resource to quickly and effectively extend the capabilities of their engineering organizations.

Wind River Professional Services also offers Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition extensions, including integration of the Monahans board support package (BSP) and customizations to better utilize the capabilities of the Monahans application processor family. Wind River Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition also provides full access to the company's worldwide support organization. At no extra charge, customers can leverage a variety of support channels to get the help they need when they need it and where they need it.

"The combination of Wind River's Linux platform support, unparalleled professional services expertise and worldwide support organization strengthens our position in the mobile handheld market," said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer at Wind River. "Handheld device manufacturers interested in developing and running device software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably can look to the combination of Wind River and Intel technologies for their devices."

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process from concept to deployed product.

Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at or call 1-800-872-4977.

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