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Wind River Demonstrates Continued Commitment to Automotive Industry with Expanded Architecture and Automotive Specific Development Platform Support

  • Wind River offers additional architecture and automotive specific development platform support for the automotive industry.
  • Wind River's WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Car Infotainment (PLATFORM CI)is available for industry leading Super H, PowerPC, MIPS, XScale and ARM car infotainment processors.
  • Wind River reinforces its commitment to industry standardization by extending support for WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Car Infotainment.

Alameda, Calif.--November 17, 2003--Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, today announced that it is extending its automotive-specific integrated embedded platform, WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Car Infotainment (PLATFORM CI), to support additional architectures including MIPS, XScale, ARM, and PowerPC. PLATFORM CI enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 automotive suppliers to build car infotainment and telematics devices with improved efficiencies, thus accelerating time to market.

Specifically, PLATFORM CI now offers better support for the specialized automotive processors and reference boards that an increasing amount of automotive customers are demanding from semiconductor providers. In addition to expanding PLATFORM CI to include these additional architectures, Wind River also supports the vast majority of automotive-specific hardware used in embedded development, including Renesas' SH7760 Biscayne board and SH7751R BigSur/Amanda board, and Motorola's MPC5200 based 5200Lite board.

The expanded architecture support enables OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers to more easily standardize embedded development across product lines. By standardizing on PLATFORM CI, these OEMs and suppliers are able to devote valuable time and resources to developing competitive differentiators and core strengths instead of exhausting those same resources on piecing together foundational technologies. Wind River's annual subscription licensing model also ensures that throughout the standardization process, customers will continually benefit from new innovations and increasing support from Wind River.

"Given the rapidly increasing amount of silicon in cars today, semiconductor manufacturers are producing more and more automotive-specific hardware, and technologies such as Wind River's PLATFORM CI are enabling developers to produce reliable car infotainment and telematics devices quickly and cost effectively," said Marc Serughetti, director of marketing for automotive, industrial, aerospace and defense at Wind River. "The expansion of PLATFORM CI support reinforces Wind River's unyielding commitment to delivering highly reliable platform support to the automotive market."

PLATFORM CI integrates the necessary foundation software to quickly design, develop and deploy such devices. Based on the proven reliable VxWorks real-time operating system and powerful development tools, PLATFORM CI supports a variety of in car network protocols like CAN and MOST, as well as wireless network protocols like 802.11 and PPP. PLATFORM CI now supports MIPS, XScale, ARM, PowerPC and SuperH processors. With PLATFORM CI, customers' development focus can shift from integration to innovation.

To learn more about WIND RIVER PLATFORM for Car Infotainment, please visit

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Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides 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.

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