Wind River Licenses Wipro Technologies' USB 2.0 Software IP

2/4/2004 - Wipro Technologies, a leading provider of technology solutions for the networking and connectivity markets, announced the licensing of its USB 2.0 host software stack to Wind River, a worldwide leader in embedded software solutions. Wind River today stands as the clear leader worldwide in integrated, embedded software solutions and has a roster of customers that include global giants like NASA JPL, HP, Siemens VDO, Sony, and Honda.

"The USB 2.0 host stack is a key, supplementary technology for Wind River customers in industrial and digital consumer markets who are building embedded devices - digital TVs, set-top boxes, process control equipment and more - that need USB 2.0 host functionality to connect to other USB 2.0 peripheral devices. By working with Wipro, Wind River is able to offer Wipro’s thoroughly tested and interoperable USB 2.0 host stack, cores and software customized for inclusion in Wind River Platforms," said Bill O’Such, engineering director for Wind River Systems. "Today, Wind River announced the first of several platforms that integrate Wipro’s USB 2.0 host stack technology, providing customers with all of the necessary foundational software they need to build more efficient devices with optimized connectivity."

The USB 2.0 host stack IP licensing agreement gives a boost to the existing relationship between the $ 240 million Wind River Systems and Wipro Technologies.

“We are proud to be associated with Wind River, the worldwide market leader in embedded software and services.. Wind River’s confidence in Wipro’s USB software Intellectual Property (IP) is a further proof of the high quality and performance of our IPs. This IP licensing deal further enhances our leadership position in the wired connectivity space,” said Mr Ramesh Emani, Chief Executive of Wipro’s Embedded and Product Engineering Division.

Wipro has backed up its USB 2.0 host stack software IP licensing with extensive customization support. Wipro will also help Wind River in integrating the IP in their design.

The USB 2.0 technology is driven by the market need for high-speed data transfer between personal computers (PCs) and high performance peripherals. This technology is ideally suited for high bandwidth applications like digital cameras, DVDs, mass storage devices, printers, scanners and a host of other peripheral devices.

Wipro is a leader in the Semiconductor IP space, with IP solutions for both wireless as well as wired connectivity. Wipro offers IPs compliant with IEEE1394 (a&b), 802.11 (a, b & g), USB and Ethernet. This suite of IPs is well complemented by the one of the largest embedded solutions and VLSI design team worldwide.

About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai and the National Stock Exchange, among others. More information is available at

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 or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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