August 21, 2014 12:33 PM ET


Company Overview of Wind River Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Wind River Systems, Inc. provides embedded and mobile software solutions. It offers on-chip debugging tools; run-time platforms; Wind River Hypervisor to leverage multiple operating systems in a single device; Wind River Workbench for open device software development; Wind River Test Management to create an enterprise-wide infrastructure for development and software quality assurance; Wind River Tilcon Graphics suite to build and deploy multiplatforms; Wind River Simics, a simulator for developers to develop, debug, and test electronic systems; Wind River Platform for infotainment to develop in-vehicle infotainment devices for automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers; and development tools. It o...

500 Wind River Way

Alameda, CA 94501

United States

Founded in 1981





Key Executives for Wind River Systems, Inc.

Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration
Age: 48
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Solutions and Services
Senior Vice President of Research & Development - Products Group
Treasurer and Investor Relations Officer
Age: 43
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Wind River Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Wind River Systems, Inc. Integrates Virtualization Technology into Next-Generation RTOS for Internet of Things

Wind River Systems, Inc. introduced a virtualization profile for the next generation version of its VxWorks(R) real-time operating system (RTOS). Based on proven Wind River virtualization technology, Virtualization Profile for VxWorks extends the scalability capabilities of the VxWorks 7 Core Platform by integrating a real-time embedded, Type 1 hypervisor into the core of the RTOS. Through embedded virtualization, Virtualization Profile allows VxWorks customers to consolidate multiple workloads on a single processor. It provides robust, safe and secure partitioning across all market segments, from automation control to medical scanners to avionics control systems -- critical in today's era of the Internet of Things (IoT). OS-agnostic, the profile allows combinations of VxWorks, Linux, Windows(R) and other operating systems to share the memory and cores of a multi-core processor or system-on-chip (SoC).

ASOCS Ltd. and Wind River Collaborate to Enable High Capacity Deployments of Virtual Base Stations

ASOCS Ltd. is collaborating with Wind River to enable rapid and reliable mass market deployments of virtual Base Stations. Service providers are adopting the ETSI ISG Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architectures in order to accelerate the deployment of new value-added services while significantly reducing network capital and operating expenses. The virtualization of the Mobile Base Station itself is the last bastion of proprietary and expensive hardware, preventing networks from maximizing the benefits of datacentre type network topology. In many ways the Base Station is just another appliance to be virtualized in the NFV era. Similar to other network functions, it needs to comply with the fundamental approach as outlined in the ETSI NFV framework. Yet, virtualizing a base station presents tremendous challenges, specifically in adhering to real time performance processing which is so critical in wireless Broadband 4G/5G technologies. ASOCS's virtual Base Station, based on its advanced Modem Processing Unit (MPU) solution and Modem Programing Language (MPL) for Baseband and Signal-processing as a Service (SPaaS) approach combined with Wind River Linux present a breakthrough in data plane performance of the Mobile Base Station. Together with Wind River Linux, The ASOCS' base station also employs Wind River Open Virtualization, which delivers high performance, open-source, real-time kernel virtualization (KVM) technologies.

Wind River Introduces Industry Profiles for Next-Generation VxWorks Real-Time Operating System

Wind River has introduced industry profiles for the latest version of its VxWorks(R) real-time operating system (RTOS). The profiles enrich VxWorks 7 with a range of highly relevant capabilities that help customers meet industry and technology requirements needed to address the new market opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT). The industry-specific profiles include features and enhancements pertaining to safety, security, connectivity, manageability, user interface, and graphics. The following profiles are now available: networking Profile that enables manufacturers of network infrastructure to rapidly create, test, deploy, maintain, and manage high-quality network devices, wired or wireless. Industrial Profile which provides industrial device manufacturers with essential multimedia and connectivity middleware, including drivers and protocols for connected devices on the factory floor, wireless peripherals, and other devices within the network infrastructure. Medical Profile which helps manufacturers of medical devices with human machine interface and connectivity middleware specifically tailored for the needs of medical device manufactures. Consumer Profile that offers a fast-boot, small-footprint, low-power run-time environment ideal for smaller form factor connected devices such as wearables, mobile handhelds, digital imaging devices, residential gateways, and broadband access devices. The company has also announced that VxWorks is the major commercial RTOS to be enabled on the Intel(R) Quark SoC X1000, further positioning it as the RTOS of choice for applications requiring low power and small footprint. The VxWorks 7 and Intel Quark offering is highly suitable to enable products across the system from the device to the cloud.

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