Wind River Adds Recently Acquired Graphics Solution to Industry’s Most Comprehensive Software Development Portfolio

ALAMEDA, CA — September 2, 2009Wind River today announced
the immediate availability of Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite 5.7, a
development solution for building and deploying multi-platform, highly usable
graphical user interfaces (GUI) for embedded applications. The new graphics
suite, the result of Wind River's acquisition of Tilcon Software in February
2009, further extends Wind River's software development portfolio, features
tighter integration with VxWorks and is the first version of the Tilcon Graphics
Suite to provide standard support for Wind River Linux.

In today's competitive device marketplace, the end-user experience serves as
a key point of differentiation for manufacturers, and often dictates device
adoption rates and company sales. However, traditional approaches for developing
embedded GUIs are time consuming, costly and engineering-driven. Specifically,
interface development involves significant amounts of complex coding, creating
costly testing and validation efforts on products for even the most minor user
interface update.

Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite 5.7 allows manufacturers to more easily
produce rich user interfaces for their devices and at a lower cost than
traditional GUI software. This process is driven by the solution's two unique

  • Tilcon Interface Development Tool (IDT) — Tilcon IDT offers an innovative
    and agile host simulation approach to GUI design and development, allowing users
    to design, prototype, simulate and test an embedded GUI early in development
    without coding and before writing any product code.

  • Tilcon GUI Engine — A run-time platform that runs on the device's operating
    system and integrates all device applications, hardware and software with the
    developed user interface, running applications and processes while displaying
    the results for the user. The GUI engine allows graphics changes to be made
    throughout the process without impacting the underlying application code,
    reducing time-to-market.

As part of its integration into the company's product portfolio, the new
Tilcon Graphic Suite now offers target support packages (TSP) for VxWorks 6.7
and Wind River Linux 3.0. When combined with either of these industry leading
platforms, the Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite provides customers and partners
with improved usability and workflow, along with many other benefits that come
with adopting a single, fully integrated software development solution and
support from a single supplier. Additional highlights of Wind River Tilcon
Graphics Suite 5.7 include:

  • Expanded host support including Windows Vista and Linux;

  • Broad set of comprehensive tutorials;

  • Tighter integration with other Wind River products with a new Wind River
    Workbench application template, updated Tilcon Scalability Tool integrated with
    Wind River Workbench and a TSP for VxWorks Simulator; and

  • Consistency with other Wind River products by using Wind River licensing and

"With the advent of less expensive display hardware and more capable
processing power, graphics is moving from a high-end requirement into mainstream
applications in various vertical segments," said Marc Brown, vice president of
marketing and strategy, VxWorks Product Division, Wind River. "With
complementary customers, partners and target vertical markets, Wind River made a
strong commitment to quickly integrate Tilcon's embedded graphics solutions into
Wind River's product portfolio. Delivering Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite 5.7
within six months of the acquisition exemplifies this commitment, and continues
to strengthen and extend Wind River's value proposition as an embedded vendor
that can deliver the full spectrum of device software requirements."

Additional details about Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite 5.7 are available

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), 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, Calif., with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at

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