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May 05, 2015 3:55 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 Delivers Solutions for Next Generation ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle Innovation

Wind River has introduced Automotive Profile for VxWorks, AUTOSAR-compliant software to help customers develop ISO 26262 certifiable automotive safety-critical applications such as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to piloted and autonomous driving. In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive software and systems are becoming more complex and connectivity is expected to be ubiquitous. As software-driven applications become more prevalent in vehicles, keeping automotive systems secure and tamper-proof is important for vehicle and occupant safety. For example, through partitioning, companies can consolidate multiple vehicle controls with different levels of safety criticality onto a single hardware platform while maintaining their time- and space-based separation and isolation. This introduces the potential for reductions in cost and weight in vehicles, and may help mitigate risk of attack or interference to other software components all without compromising vehicle safety or functional performance. Automotive Profile for VxWorks enriches the latest version of VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) to help address the growing needs for safe, secure, and certifiable software-driven ADAS and autonomous driving applications. Key features include the following: Safety partitioning capabilities that can help customers build products that are ISO 26262-certifiable up to ASIL D consolidation of multiple applications with different levels of safety criticality onto a single hardware platform. Security capabilities for the connected car, such as secure boot to help mitigate the risk of tampering or execution of unauthorized code and access and malicious attacks. Streamlined AUTOSAR integration to support standardized connectivity and functional interfaces, enabling simpler and faster interoperability and integration. Support for consolidation of a large number of software-driven functions on a smaller number of more powerful electronic control units (ECUs) to help lower costs, space, weight, and power consumption. Powering billions of devices, VxWorks has a proven track record in aerospace and defense, automotive, and other safety- and security-critical customer applications. VxWorks delivers superior deterministic performance and provides a rich, scalable, and future-proof operating environment for IoT. Automotive Profile and VxWorks are part of the Wind River Helix™ portfolio of products enabling Internet of Things (IoT) advancements.

Wind River® Delivers Enhancements to Wind River Open Virtualization, Security Profile for Wind River Linux, and Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux

Wind River® has delivered enhancements to Wind River Open Virtualization, Security Profile for Wind River Linux, and Carrier Grade Profile for Wind River Linux. These profiles provide developers with key capabilities to create the safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems that will harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). Open Virtualization, Security Profile, and Carrier Grade Profile have been updated with the latest Linux kernel, toolchain, and user space from the Yocto Project 1.7 release. These software profiles are high-value add-ons to Wind River Linux, with features that seamlessly integrate with validation tools, documentation, and hardware support. In IoT, a steady flow of intelligence and actionable insights can emerge only if connectivity is present and persistent. However, as a result of persistent connectivity, exposure to security threats increases. Additionally, if devices are not properly protected, the ability for persistent connectivity itself is threatened. Built to align with the Common Criteria for Operating System Protection Profile and Evaluation Assurance Levels (EAL), Security Profile delivers security capabilities to help developers protect against future threats from the growth of IoT. As other industries, such as networking, industrial, and automotive, are increasingly asked to comply with similar Common Criteria requirements to evaluate and certify products that demand greater security and connectivity, developers are facing new challenges. Meeting these needs can be expensive and time-consuming, adding cost and risk to programs. Customers can reduce risks by relying on Wind River to deliver a fully maintained and securely monitored commercial embedded Linux distribution with built-in security features such as a hardened kernel, secure user space, and secure boot process.

Northrop Grumman Selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

Wind River has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter. Part of the Wind River product portfolio of safe and secure operating systems, VxWorks 653 is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for supporting delivery of safety-critical, integrated modular avionics (IMA) applications. It provides Northrop Grumman with a DO-178C certifiable, upgradable platform that is aligned with the latest government initiatives to reduce program lifecycle costs. Wind River recently released updates to VxWorks 653, including support for multi-core silicon and robust partitioning for applications that enable multilevel RTCA DO-178C certification, as well as support for the Safety Base Profile of Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) 2.1 Technical Standard.

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