Ricoh Selects Wind River Simics for Development of Multi-Function Printers

  Ricoh Selects Wind River Simics for Development of Multi-Function Printers


  *Wind River Simics full system simulator enabled Ricoh to develop, test and
    debug sooner than ever before.
  *With Wind River Simics, Ricoh increased efficiencies, quality and cross
    team collaboration.
  *By using simulation software, Ricoh significantly accelerated their
    development process and better controlled costs.

Business Wire

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- December 3, 2013

Wind River®, a world leader in embedded software for intelligent connected
systems, announced that Ricoh is using Wind River Simics during the
development of their next generation multi-function printers (MFPs). Simics is
a full system simulator allowing companies to accelerate their software
development process. By using simulation to remove the dependence on physical
hardware, not only can teams start development sooner but they gain
flexibility and efficiencies throughout the entire process – from design, test
to debug.

Ricoh is a global technology company that covers a wide range of businesses
segments including office imaging equipment, production print solutions,
document management systems, and IT services. Ricoh is using Wind River
technology to develop their next generation MFPs that have printing, scanning
and copying functionalities.

“Ricoh is consistently working to deliver new innovations to the imaging
equipment market as well as its peripherals and service market. After
previously trying a variety of other tools, we selected Wind River Simics
after it had demonstrated tangible value very early on during our development
process,” said Yasuyuki Nomizu, general manager of controller development
center, Imaging Systems Development Division at Ricoh. “Simics allowed us to
increase efficiencies, reduce our development efforts and dramatically shorten
the entire development process.”

Simics is able to help teams change their approach to development and identify
and solve problems faster, ultimately delivering a high-quality product to
market more quickly. Using Simics simulations, testing and debugging can take
place much earlier in the process using unique techniques such as fault
injection, inspection of any element within the system, and precise and
repeatable reverse execution. Simics can also improve collaboration and
increase efficiencies across hardware, software and QA teams regardless of
their location by providing shared access to a full system simulation,
snapshot functionality and greater visibility, keeping all teammates on the
same page.

“Ricoh is on the leading edge of the MFP market, constantly delivering
inventive technologies. Wind River is committed to helping customers like
Ricoh innovate quickly and keep schedules and budget on track,” said Michel
Genard, vice president of tools and lifecycle solutions at Wind River. “With
Wind River Simics, the ability to develop, test and work through problems much
sooner in the development process gives teams a key advantage, resulting in
higher quality code and faster time-to-market.”

More information about Simics can be found

About Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is
a world leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems. The
company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and
its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River offers the
industry's most comprehensive embedded software portfolio, supported by
world-class global professional services and support, and a broad partner
ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the
innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems.
To learn more, visit Wind River at

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