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Wind River Introduces Fourth Generation of Market-Leading Commercial Linux Platform

Wind River Ahead of the Industry with Commercial Linux Platform Supporting Newly Released Kernel 2.6.34+

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2010 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, introduces its fourth-generation commercial embedded Linux platform based on the recently released Linux 2.6.34+ kernel, cross-compiling toolchains GCC 4.4, EGLIBC 2.11 and GDB 7, and support for leading ARM, Intel, MIPS and Power architectures. Wind River Linux 4 is also on track for compliancy with forthcoming Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 5.0 standards for high availability and serviceability and Linux Standard Base (LSB) 4.0 certification requirements for application portability.

“With the introduction of Wind River Linux 4, we’re providing customers with the latest Linux technology in a stable, tested and integrated development environment,” said Paul Anderson, vice president of marketing and strategy for Linux products at Wind River. “Having a fully supported, development-ready Linux platform enables customers to reduce cost and time-to-market by focusing resources on product differentiation and revenue-impacting activities, rather than spending time reinventing base technologies or dealing with potential open source license issues.”

Additional key features and benefits of Wind River Linux 4 include the following:

“In the VDC 2010 Embedded Software Engineering Market Technologies report1, we estimated that Wind River achieved market share lead in 2009 for the Commercial Embedded Linux Distributions segment with greater than 49 percent of total market revenue, more than twenty one percentage points over the next closest competitor,” said Steve Balacco, practice director of the embedded software team at VDC. “The release of Wind River’s latest Linux platform, Wind River Linux 4, leverages the innovation of the open source community in a commercially available and supportable product offering.”

Also, based on customer requests to create a resource of active and accessible experts, Wind River introduced the Wind River Developer Community for Linux in August. This community encourages interactions between Wind River users, Wind River engineers and embedded Linux community experts and provides a platform for exchanging ideas, news, technical knowledge, best practices and tips to help customers maximize their use of Wind River Linux and embedded Linux.

Availability
Wind River Linux 4 will be available worldwide later in October. More information about Wind River Linux is available at http://www.windriver.com/announces/linux4.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.

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1. VDC Research Group, 2010 Service Year Track 1: Embedded Software Engineering Market Technologies Volume 1: Embedded Real-time Operating Systems


Contact Information
Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications

Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications
+1 510-749-2727
jessica.miller@windriver.com

Isabelle Denis
Public Relations Manager
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Sam Hsu
+86-10-64398185
sam.hsu@windriver.com

Kyoko Kato
B-comi Ltd. (for Wind River)
+81-3-6807-2033
pr@b-comi.jp

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Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 500 million products