March 02, 2015 10:42 PM ET


Company Overview of Wind River Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Wind River Systems, Inc. provides embedded and mobile software. 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 offers medi...

500 Wind River Way

Alameda, CA 94501

United States

Founded in 1981

1,673 Employees





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 Professional Services
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Automotive Solutions
Senior Vice President of Research & Development - Products Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Wind River Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Wind River Releases Updates to VxWorks 653

Wind River has released updates to VxWorks 653, which include support for multi-core silicon and robust partitioning for applications that enable multilevel RTCA DO-178C certification. Additionally, Wind River has announced support for the Safety Base Profile of Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) 2.1 Technical Standard. VxWorks 653 3.0 Multi-core Edition is an ARINC 653-compliant operating environment developed specifically to utilize the advantages of multi-core silicon architectures to provide greater flexibility, performance, and application consolidation, under strict ARINC 653 avionics software requirements. By utilizing multi-core separations and partitioning, this new consolidation platform allows customers to re-use legacy software while expanding functionality beyond what could be done with single-core silicon platforms. This version of VxWorks 653 will also enable customers to integrate multiple software applications at different levels of safety from multiple application software suppliers on a shared compute platform. The robust safety partitioning and virtualization/separation capabilities of VxWorks 653 'certified and validated in mission-critical avionics systems' also make it an optimal choice for critical industrial and transportation solutions. Separately, Wind River has released Wind River VxWorks 653 2.5 Platform, which supports both the ARINC 653 standard and the Safety Base Profile of the FACE Technical Standard 2.1 from the FACE Consortium. The FACE Technical Standard provides guidelines for creating a common operating environment for applications across multiple Department of Defense avionics systems. VxWorks 653 Platform supports numerous open standards and allows customers to choose from a variety of APIs when developing their safety-critical airborne applications.

Wind River Unveils Wind River Edge Management System

Wind River unveiled Wind River Edge Management System, a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform that enables devices to connect securely to a centralized console, providing device management and solution extensibility. The platform is an integral part of the newly launched Intel® IoT Platform. Edge Management System is a pre-integrated technology stack running from the device to the cloud that has been validated to work out-of-the-box with all Intel® IoT Platform components, as well as other IoT vendors’ components. Specifically, the Edge Management System agent enables cloud connectivity to facilitate capabilities such as data capture, rules-based data analysis and response, configuration, and file transfer. It allows customers to quickly build industry-specific IoT solutions and integrate disparate enterprise IT systems, utilizing API management. The cloud-based middleware runs from the embedded device up through the cloud to reduce time-to-market and total cost of ownership. As part of Intel® IoT Platform, Edge Management System will be integrated and validated with Intel IoT® Gateway, which includes Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT, a complete software development environment that provides pre-integrated and fully tested, ready-to-use components to secure, manage, and connect gateways. In addition, Edge Management System supports a wide variety of hardware and operating systems, providing customers with maximum flexibility in IoT implementations.

Siemens Digital Factory Division Selects VxWorks(R) Real-Time Operating System of Wind River

Wind River announced that Siemens Digital Factory Division selected VxWorks(R) real-time operating system (RTOS) as the foundation for its market-leading high-performance industrial PCs. Siemens' industrial PCs operate in extremely demanding environments, often directly on the plant floor. Because a standard PC operating system does not always fit the requirements of sophisticated industrial applications, Siemens required an RTOS to execute tasks requiring determinism, fast response times, and safety. The company concluded it could eliminate a number of steps in development and significantly reduce costs with a proven commercial RTOS, so VxWorks was chosen to replace Siemens' in-house-developed operating system. In addition to Wind River's long track record of success in the industrial segment, the company's deep knowledge of markets like aviation, automotive, and defense, where reliability, safety, and security are critical, was an important factor in Siemens' selection of VxWorks.

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