Wind River Joins Aerospace Industries Association, Named to Supplier Management Council

  • AIA membership strengthens Wind River’s relationships with leading avionics manufacturers and suppliers

Alameda, Calif. - August 11, 2004 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that it is now an associate member of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). AIA represents more than 257 of the nation's major manufacturers of commercial, military and business aircraft, helicopters and related equipment. Wind River was recommended for membership by AIA companies based on superior performance as a supplier to the industry. As a member of the Supplier Management Council, Wind River will participate in a unique forum designed to improve customer-supplier partnerships among AIA members.

“AIA represents the largest avionics manufacturers and suppliers in the United States, and our members are a discerning group. The Supplier Management Council offered Wind River membership because of specific recommendations from the company’s aerospace customers,” said William Lewandowski, vice president of supplier management, AIA.

In its new role, Wind River will deepen its commitment to the avionics industry and enhance relationships with avionics manufacturers and suppliers. Already, Wind River regularly partners with industry leaders to meet today’s rigorous safety critical standards. As an extension of Wind River’s Safe and Secure Program, the company is working with Smiths Aerospace to extend Wind River Platform Safety Critical ARINC 653 in pursuit of the National Security Agency's highest evaluation assurance certification level, EAL 7. Earlier this year, Smiths Aerospace selected Wind River for use in the Common Core system of the Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner plane.

“As evidenced by our ongoing investment in our Safe and Secure program and our efforts to provide customers with certifiable, safety-critical device software, the avionics space is a strategic market for Wind River, and one that we are committed to,” said Steve Blackman, senior director of business development for aerospace and defense at Wind River. “By joining AIA and the Supplier Management Council, Wind River will be in constant contact with avionics suppliers to understand their requirements as they evolve, ensuring that we provide them with exactly what they need.”

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. 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. -4977.

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