12/2/2003 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services, announced that it joined the Eclipse Consortium, an open technology tools community. Wind River is the largest embedded software company to join the Eclipse Consortium, which also includes other technology industry leaders such as IBM, HP and more. By joining the Eclipse Consortium, Wind River's goal is to enable global enterprises to standardize embedded development on a single, open standards-based integrated development environment (IDE). Working with other Eclipse members, Wind River is committed to advancing the adoption of open standards and moving the industry toward a connected world where the device, desktop and enterprise meet.
"Wind River will bring more than 20 years of experience and valuable depth of knowledge and expertise to the Eclipse Consortium," said Skip McGaughey, chairperson of the Eclipse Board of Stewards. "Wind River will be a key contributor toward achieving the adoption of open, best in class development technologies in all computing environments."
Wind River's work with Eclipse will focus on the creation of embedded tools and products that are integrated and compatible with the Eclipse open framework and platform. Wind River works with customers in five vertical markets--aerospace & defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial and network infrastructure--and will work with the Eclipse Consortium to ensure that best in class development technology is made available to developers in each of these markets.
In February, Wind River will further prove its commitment to Eclipse by sponsoring EclipseCon 2004, a technical conference that brings together the Eclipse open source project, community and ecosystem. This conference will focus on open tools development and integration, the history of the Eclipse Consortium and how Eclipse technology evolved, the range of possibilities for embedded development between Eclipse members and much more.
"Now more than ever before, embedded devices and the enterprise are converging to fulfill the promise of a connected world. As such, Wind River is committed to open standards and to ensuring that embedded developers have access to integrated and widely compatible technologies," said Dave Fraser, senior vice president products for Wind River. "The Eclipse Consortium is making an outstanding contribution to the larger technology community, and we are proud to be able to contribute to its cause with our eye on the embedded community."
"By using and contributing to proven Eclipse technologies, Wind River can apply more of our development resources to value-add for our customers, rather than building technology infrastructures," said Tomas Evensen, senior director core OS and Tools and Eclipse steward for Wind River. "Eclipse's open technology also provides end users with added interoperability, making it possible for them to combine various tools from different vendors."
About the Eclipse Consortium
Eclipse is an open source ecosystem of royalty-free technology and a universal platform for tools integration. Eclipse-based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool producers can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the JavaTM language, and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including Linux®, MacOS®, QNX® and Windows® based systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at www.eclipse.org
About Wind River
Wind River is the worldwide leader in embedded software and services. It provides market-specific embedded platforms that integrate real-time operating systems, development tools and technologies. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Wind River provides high-integrity technology and expertise that enables its customers to create superior products more efficiently. 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 www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
Wind River Systems and the Wind River Systems logo are trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River and VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc.
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