Wind River Launches Trade-In Program For Companies Currently Shipping Devices Running MontaVista Linux

ALAMEDA, Calif. — April 5, 2006 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced a new trade-in program for device manufacturers currently shipping devices running MontaVista Linux products. The Wind River MontaVista Trade-In Program offers a safe migration strategy for companies that commit to developing their next project on a Wind River device software platform. By opting into the new program, MontaVista Software customers have a safe migration path to the device software industry’s leading commercial grade Linux platforms including access to Wind River’s world-class support and professional services.

Wind River's trade-in program gives MontaVista's customers a bullet-proof way to bring their current projects onto the device software industry’s only commercial grade Linux platform," said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer, Wind River. "Wind River is committed to delivering Linux-based DSO platforms that offer customers a comprehensive solution including an award-winning, Eclipse-based development suite and world-class professional services and support. The industry response we have received for our Linux approach has been extremely positive and we look forward to providing MontaVista customers with the benefits our Linux solutions deliver."

The Wind River MontaVista Trade-In Program provides a safe migration strategy for device manufacturers transitioning to Wind River Commercial Grade Linux offerings from MontaVista Linux products. As a key component of the program, Wind River will offer support to qualified MontaVista customers in the process of deploying a Wind River Linux platform, including access to Wind River’s worldwide support organization for the standard MontaVista kernel on currently shipping devices throughout the duration of their transition period. Customers opting into the program will also have access to Wind River's world-class professional services organization that can help them extend the capabilities of their project team.

For more information regarding Wind River's new trade-in program, customers can call 800-545-9463 or send email to In addition, a free evaluation version of Wind River General Purpose Platform, Linux Edition 1.2 is now available on Wind River’s Product Evaluation Center at

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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