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Wind River Recognized by Nortel Networks for Outstanding Technology Innovation

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  • “Innovation for Technology Suppliers” awarded to Wind River during annual Nortel Networks Supplier Forum
  • Award recognizes Wind River and its Platform for Network Equipment for accelerating Nortel Networks technology development

Alameda, Calif.--August 30, 2004--Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced that Wind River received Nortel Networks* prestigious “Innovation for Technology Suppliers” award during the annual Nortel Networks Supplier Forum. Six award winners across multiple categories were judged on the value, velocity and vision that they consistently delivered to Nortel Networks over the past year.

“These awards recognize that our suppliers are absolutely critical to Nortel Networks’ success in delivering the high quality, cost-competitive, leading-edge products, systems, and services that enable Nortel customers to compete effectively in markets around the globe,” said John Haydon, vice president, Global Supply Management for Nortel Networks. “Our competitive environment is rigorous, and having technology providers like Wind River working alongside us provides tremendous value.”

Wind River received this award in recognition of the company’s corporate and technology strategy—device software optimization—that enabled Nortel Networks to accelerate its product development, resulting in substantial time to market advantage. Nortel Networks and Wind River have a long history of partnering to develop device software that spans Nortel Networks’ product portfolio.

“Wind River’s first priority is to deliver products and services that enable our customers to differentiate their products through innovation,” said Ken Klein, President, CEO Chairman for Wind River. “Wind River is proud that one of our most important customers, Nortel Networks, acknowledged Wind River’s leadership and vision in the device software optimization industry.”

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, at a lower cost and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River’s products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. 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 http://www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

* Nortel Networks is a trademark of Nortel Networks.

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Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications