Wind River Standardizes Development Tools with WIND POWER IDE 2

2/24/2004 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), announced WIND®POWER IDE 2, the next generation of its market leading integrated development environment (IDE). WIND POWER IDE 2, built upon the Eclipse open framework, offers support for VxWorks® and Linux-the standards in device software development-as well as additional operating systems. Combining the strengths of Wind River development tools and the Eclipse framework, WIND POWER IDE 2 integrates best in class device software development capabilities into an open environment that can be used across a range of projects to drive software optimization, increased collaboration and more productive development.

"In the device world, developers have many options when selecting their software solutions. Wind River has responded with a product portfolio in support of Linux and VxWorks that adapts to the way developers work by providing solutions that meet their specific needs with proven capabilities," said Stephen Balacco, embedded systems research analyst, Venture Development Corporation.

With WIND POWER IDE companies can:

New technology features include:

"With WIND POWER IDE 2, Wind River is committed to providing industry leading development tools with support for multiple operating systems," said Rob McCammon, director of marketing for development tools at Wind River. "Linux is important in the device software optimization market and as the leading provider of Platforms that enable DSO, we will continue to invest in products for cross-project development."

WIND POWER IDE 2 for the Linux operating system will be available in May. WIND POWER IDE for VxWorks 6.0 will be available through the VxWorks 6.0 Release Program. If you are interested in joining the VxWorks 6.0 Release Program, please visit

To learn more about Wind Power IDE 2, please visit

About Wind River
Wind River is the market leader in device software optimization. Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, less expensively 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 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 VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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