Wind River Wins N+I "Best of Interop'' Award for Networked Storage Technology

LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 9, 2002 -- Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND - news), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, today announced that its Tornado for Intelligent Network Acceleration (TINA) for iSCSI Initiators platform was named the winner for best networked storage technology at the Best of Interop Awards competition during NetWorld + Interop (N+I) 2002. The judges for this prestigious award -- editors from leading technology magazines including Network Computing, InformationWeek and EE Times -- reviewed over 250 submissions overall and determined that Wind River's TINA for iSCSI Initiators deserved the top honor based upon their rigorous evaluation.

"We are extremely pleased that TINA for iSCSI Initiators has been named a Best of Interop winner, and believe it signifies great opportunity for Wind River in the IP-based storage networking market," said Glenn Flinchbaugh, director of marketing for Wind River's Networks business unit. "Our customers are increasingly turning to iSCSI-based storage networking. This award serves as validation from industry experts that Wind River's solution in this market is truly best in its class."

By identifying innovative products debuted at N+I, the Best of Show awards assist in the quest for technology-enabled solutions. The Best of Interop judges recognize only a select few groundbreaking products each year that will significantly impact and enable the future of business. Products awarded this honor signify to IT executives and managers that they are the best solutions to support an efficient and competitive business.

"Every year we must review some of the best and most promising new technology solutions, and it is always challenging to determine the winner. Using our very thorough evaluation process, Wind River's TINA for iSCSI Initiators was selected as a Best of Interop winner because it is the most innovative solution in the networked storage category," said Ron Anderson, lab director for Network Computing and lead judge of this year's awards.

About TINA for iSCSI Initiators
TINA for iSCSI Initiators is a development platform for IP-based storage networking devices, and was introduced this week at N+I (see previous release, Wind River Releases TINA for iSCSI Initiators for Development of iSCSI-Enabled Storage Networking Devices). It bundles Wind River's TINA TCP/IP offload engine with an Internet SCSI (iSCSI) protocol layer, providing network equipment manufacturers with all necessary hardware and software components needed to develop iSCSI-based storage networking devices.

The product is comprised of Wind River's Tornado integrated development environment, including the IxWorks(TM) real-time operating system (RTOS), which shares the same kernel and full application programming interface (API) as the VxWorks RTOS, and is specifically designed for high-throughput I/O environments. It also includes a draft standard 0.8 compliant version of the iSCSI protocol, and will support the 1.0 version when ratified. TINA for iSCSI Initiators also includes a specifically modified TCP/IP stack and drivers to support GbE.

About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.

Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo, and How Smart Things Think are trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc.; Tornado and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

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