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Wind River announced a new collaboration with the leading wireless semiconductor provider, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
February 5, 2007
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), todayannounced a new collaboration with the leading wireless semiconductorprovider, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to enable Wind River’sLinux-based device software platform and Wind River Workbench developmenttools, including Wind River Workbench On-chip Debugging tools, on TI’sOMAP2430 applications processor for handsets and personal digitalassistants (PDAs). By providing support for the OMAP2430 processor’sadvanced, multimedia performance features, Wind River Linux will allowmobile handset manufacturers to develop, test and run next-generation,revenue-generating applications such as video conferencing, digital music,mobile-to-mobile gaming and mobile TV, faster and at a lower cost.
"Wind River's commercial-grade Linux and the advanced multimediaperformance features in OMAP2430 processors will offer a powerful Linuxplatform that supports multimedia-rich, mobile applications and reduce thetime and cost associated with bringing these applications to the mobiledevice market," said Jeff Wender, worldwide marketing manager, SoftwareSolutions for Texas Instruments Cellular Systems Solutions. "We are excitedto work with Wind River to provide high-quality, flexible, solutions forthe global wireless market on the development platform of their choice, andwe’re pleased to welcome Wind River to our wireless ecosystem."
Wind River offers a commercial-grade Linux platform ideal for devicemanufacturers that require special Linux capabilities to support mobiledevice development projects. The platform contains a fully tested andvalidated Linux distribution based on mature Linux 2.6 kernel technology.At its core is an open cross-build system that assembles packages andmanages individual patches to maintain the pristine open source and build aLinux run-time distribution designed for a specific device. The Wind RiverPlatform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition is optimized for smallfootprint and fast boot-time, but also contains all the essential Linuxcapabilities consumer device manufacturers require such as powermanagement, graphics and audio support. With broad support for leadingnext-generation processors such as the OMAP2430 and reference boards formobile devices, Wind River’s Linux platform includes Eclipse-based, WindRiver Workbench development tools, customer education and 24/7 globaltechnical support for a complete mobile handset solution.
Wind River Systems Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN)
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