IDT Joins Wind River Center of Excellence Semiconductor Partner Program
ALAMEDA and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2002 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, and IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, today announced that IDT has joined the Wind River MIPS "Center of Excellence" semiconductor partner program. IDT and Wind River have signed a multi-year agreement to facilitate the development, optimization, marketing, and distribution of Wind River s market-leading embedded software products and development tools across IDT s current integrated communications processor family and future devices due to debut later this year based on a MIPS32 central processing unit (CPU) core. The partnership is part of Wind River s strategy to build close relationships with key semiconductor partners and targets a number of enterprise applications, including Ethernet switches, office gateways and wireless local area network (LAN) platforms.
Through the MIPS Center of Excellence program, IDT and Wind River are combining engineering and marketing resources to jointly develop optimized product solutions for IDT s integrated communications processors based on CPU cores compatible with the MIPS instruction set architecture (ISA). This strategic initiative will deliver specialized solutions, allowing customers to leverage the latest advances in IDT technology with the latest advanced software support from Wind River. The first offering will integrate Wind River s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and Tornado II integrated development environment (IDE) with IDT's RC32334 and RC32332 integrated communications processors.
"The incorporation of compelling system software that helps accentuate the key functionality embedded within our integrated communications processors is important to our customers, as they strive to streamline their development process and improve time to market," said Phil Bourekas, vice president for IDT s Internetworking Products Division. "IDT views the Center of Excellence program as an opportunity to extend our long-standing relationship with Wind River and to deliver comprehensive, proven system solutions aligned for specific market segments."
"With IDT s entrance into the Center of Excellence program, we can provide our joint customers with a comprehensive hardware and software solution early in the processor product life cycle, even enabling them to begin application development with early silicon," said Dave Sheaffer, senior director of Wind River s Strategic Alliance group. "Wind River has numerous customers that use IDT technology in their devices, and supplies them with a complete offering of operating systems, development tools, and vertically focused network solutions. Through the Center of Excellence partnership, we ll work together to ensure timely availability of leading embedded software that is fully optimized for each processor."
IDT and Wind River have created a dedicated team of engineers committed to the optimization and deployment of new products for mutual customers. The Wind River / IDT Joint Steering Committee ensures a long-term, solutions-based roadmap with tighter integration between IDT processors and Wind River s software development tools and integrated software solutions.
IDT joins Broadcom Corp., Alchemy Semiconductor, MIPS Technologies, NEC Electronics Inc. and PMC-Sierra as members of Wind River s MIPS Center of Excellence program.
The first solution resulting from this agreement is Tornado II IDE support for IDT s RC32334 and RC32332 integrated communications processors, which is now available for customer shipments. Beta code of the Tornado II IDE support for the RC32351 and RC32355 integrated communications processors is available now from IDT. Production versions of Tornado II IDE support will be available from Wind River by summer of 2002. This support adds to Wind River s current product portfolio for IDT s processor product family that includes Tornado for Managed Switches, geared toward manufacturers of data networking, switch, and router equipment as well as Tornado for Home Gateways for developing broadband access gateway equipment. Additional Wind River product offerings that support IDT s RC32332, RC32334, RC32351 and RC32355 integrated communications processors, which are based on the MIPS architecture, include the Diab C/C++ compiler suite, visionCLICK source-level debugger, visionICE II and visionPROBE II hardware debug products.
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