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Wind River Introduces Simics 4.6

Wind River Simics Expands its Support of Heterogeneous Systems Development and Improves Team Collaboration

ESC SILICON VALLEY, SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 3, 2011 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, today introduced Wind River Simics 4.6, a full system simulator that allows developers to transform the way they develop, debug, and test electronic systems by enabling them to simulate the functional behavior of their target hardware, from a single processor to large, complex, and connected electronic systems. The newest version of Simics introduces the capability to debug software applications that expand over multiple boards, increases team collaboration, and enables target system visualization and surveillance.

Electronic systems, having become exponentially more complex in recent years, often contain multiple heterogeneous processors and multi-core processors, running multiple software stacks and operating systems. In addition, they are usually part of a larger connected system via a local bus, rack, network or the Internet. Because of this increased level of complexity and connectivity, traditional development tools and processes are often less effective when designing, debugging, integrating, and testing these entire systems.

Wind River Simics breaks the traditional model of embedded product development by providing a common development environment for a complete system, even if that system is comprised of boards that use different target architectures and operating systems from different vendors. This environment, referred to as a virtual platform, enables unmodified target software (i.e. firmware, OS, middleware, application) to run on the virtual platform the same way that it does on the physical hardware.

Primary new features of Simics 4.6 include the following:

"Wind River Simics takes the complexity out of traditional embedded development and supports the entire product lifecycle from system definition through product support," said Michel Genard, vice president of product strategy and marketing for Simics at Wind River. "This allows developers to improve the way they develop, debug, and test electronic systems providing a significant impact on important business metrics like time to market, costs, and product quality."

Availability
Wind River Simics 4.6 will be available to customers worldwide by May 31, 2011. To learn more about Simics, visit http://www.windriver.com/announces/simics4.6/.

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 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or on Facebook.

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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