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WIND RIVER PLATFORMS Named 'Design Solution of the Year' at Electronics Industry Design Awards 2003

Alameda, Calif.--July 14, 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(R) PLATFORMS were awarded 'Design Solution of the Year' at the Electronics Industry Design Awards 2003 in the United Kingdom.

WIND RIVER PLATFORMS received the 'Design Solution of the Year' Award in an industry vote against finalists Cadence Design Systems, picoChip Designs and Papst, and were recognized for the innovative application of hardware/software in design engineering and the problem solving abilities of design support teams.

"This award represents a great achievement for Wind River," said Steve Harris, regional director for Wind River. "We are honored that our industry peers cast their vote for WIND RIVER PLATFORMS and recognized the commitment of Wind River engineers to the delivery of a proven design solution for OEMs that enables more efficient and effective development of complex products."

Wind River set a new standard for the embedded industry with the launch of the first market-specific integrated embedded platforms, WIND RIVER PLATFORMS at the end of 2002. To date, Wind River has introduced market-specific platforms for the network infrastructure, aerospace and defense, consumer, industrial and automotive markets. WIND RIVER PLATFORMS include highly integrated, proven technology tuned for each market, allowing customers to improve development efficiencies, accelerate time to market and enhance product reliability.

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.

About Wind River
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.

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.

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