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Wind River's VxWorks Operating System Powers Shanghai Bell Matix2000 Network Access Server

Leading Chinese Company Tapped for "Cool Customer Design" Award

ALAMEDA, Calif., November 6, 2001 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected smart devices, today awarded the Matix2000 network access server system from Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd. its "Cool Customer Design" award. To develop this innovative networking infrastructure product, Shanghai Bell utilized a variety of Wind River products including the VxWorks® embedded real-time operating system (RTOS), VxWorks Internet network stack, and Tornado® integrated development environment.

Geared for the future needs of data communications, the Matix2000 network access server provides telecom operators with an integrated high-capacity carrier class solution delivering multiple user accesses and services. It connects multiple dial-up users from a PSTN/ISDN telephony network to a data-centric IP network, facilitating a wide spectrum of IP-based data access services including e-commerce, network education, network medical caring, and home office portals.

"Shanghai Bell choose Wind River's technology and services because of its proven quality and value," said Mr. Yao Zhaoping, director of research and development for Shanghai Bell. "Wind River's reliable products allow us to manage the wide array of complex technical aspects of project and are easy to use by our developers, allowing us to get our product to market ahead of the competition. China Telecom chose the Matix2000 network access server for its network. We envision that the product, powered by Wind River software, will also help us in the rapidly expanding Asian market of access servers."

"Wind River has a strong interest in supporting our Chinese customers, with direct sales and support offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen," said Sayeed Choudhury, director of business development, Asia, Wind River Platforms business unit. "We are therefore very pleased when leading communications players in the Chinese market such as Shanghai Bell field products with our technology, enabling their transformation from regional to worldwide equipment providers."

The Matix2000 network access server provides a high port density, large capacity, carrier class solution for a wide variety of services and multiple network specifications. It enables easy system expansion with multiple racks, and can flexibly expand up to more than 10,000 ports to build large-scale centralized Internet service providers. The system supports R2, DSS1, and CCS No.7 signals, as well as trunk, local area network (LAN), and wide area network (WAN) interfaces. In addition, the Matix2000 can easily upgrade to support broadband multiple service access platforms, allowing dial-up service, multi-link point-to-point protocol (PPP) service, virtual private dial-up network (VPDN) service, and trunk group aggregation.

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 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.

About Shanghai Bell
Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd., a modernized telecommunication and information enterprise founded in 1984, is a joint venture between China, the Belgian Fund for Development and Alcatel. Through the development in the past eighteen years, Shanghai Bell has become one of the pillar enterprises in China's modern telecommunication industry. In the past few years, the company has ranked among China's Top Ten Enterprises with Foreign Investment and China's top 100 enterprises in electronic and information industry. Now the company has a staff of more than 4800. In 2000, the sales revenue of Shanghai Bell group reached 10.8 billion yuan, 17 percent up from the previous year. By the end of 2000, Shanghai Bell has total assets of 17 billion RMB. The May 2001 issue of Fortune magazine dubbed Shanghai Bell as one of the best foreign enterprises in China.

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Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications