Wind River Takes Home "Best Product of Show" Award at RTS Embedded Systems 2003

Alameda, CA--April 9, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced that its market-specific integrated embedded platforms - WIND RIVER PLATFORMS - won "Best Product of Show" at RTS Embedded Systems in Paris. Beating out products from LynuxWorks, MontaVista, OSE and Rational Software, WIND RIVER PLATFORMS were selected as the best product by show exhibitors, speakers and attendees - a group that included both embedded developers and technical decision makers.

Attendees cast their vote for Wind River's commercial off the shelf real-time integrated embedded platforms, demonstrating the embedded market's commitment to commercial products rather than "open" operating system products. Wind River continues to set new standards for the embedded industry by providing strategically priced platforms specifically tuned for vertical markets that are readily available through multiple channels.

"Wind River is honored that our market-specific integrated embedded platforms - WIND RIVER PLATFORMS - gained audience attention as the most innovative new product at the show," said Federico De Sario, Regional Director for South Western Europe at Wind River. "This award is excellent recognition of Wind River's commitment to build and deliver the best and most innovative technology and solutions in the embedded 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.
Market-specific platforms available today include:

  • WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Consumer Devices (PLATFORM CD)


  • WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Industrial Automation (PLATFORM IA)

  • WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Network Equipment (PLATFORM NE)

  • WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Server Appliances (PLATFORM SA)

  • VxWorks Developers Toolkit (general purpose platform)

For more information about these PLATFORMS, please visit:

About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It is the only company to provide 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, 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.

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Jessica Miller
Global Corporate Communications