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Wind River Joins Power.org Community.

Addition of Leading Device Software Company Signals Increasing Focus on Software Solutions for Power Architecture[TM] Platforms

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Power.org[TM], the open collaborative organization that enables, develops and promotes Power Architecture[TM] technology, today announced its newest member, Wind River. Wind River, a leading provider of Device Software Optimization (DSO) solutions for Power Architecture processors, joins Power.org at the Sponsor membership level.

The announcement underscores the growing momentum of collaborative software standards and solutions for Power Architecture platforms underway within Power.org. Developers rely on solutions that combine commercially available hardware and software as the foundation for their products. Power.org, with the help of Wind River and other vendors, is addressing overall platform standards that result in solution components that work better together, minimizing integration, upgrade, and maintenance issues.

"The device development community relies on the combination of Wind River's market-leading device software platforms and Power Architecture processors to deliver innovative and successful products to market," said Chris Morgan, senior director of business development and strategic alliances at Wind River. "Our participation in Power.org allows us to continue our active role within the Power Architecture community and to participate in the future evolution of the technology. Our customers can look to Wind River to help drive the standards and availability of commercially available device software platforms and tools that support Power Architecture technology."

"High caliber software companies, such as Wind River, bring expertise and leadership to the Power.org technical work focusing on open software standards for platforms built on Power Architecture technology," said Roland Hagan, vice president of marketing and strategy, IBM Global Engineering Services.

Wind River has a long history of delivering comprehensive device software platforms and tools for Power Architecture processors including run-time software, development tools, and middleware for vertical solutions. The industry can look to Wind River's expertise to help lead several initiatives within Power.org. For example, Wind River will provide leadership in the newly formed Embedded Power Architecture Platform Requirements (ePAPR) technical sub-committee. This sub-committee is tasked with developing a best-in-class, extensible embedded platform that provides the capability for various levels of abstraction. It will include definitions for items such as hardware and firmware abstraction, boot time OS abstractions, multi-core support, power management, busses and interconnects, among other items.

Ultimately, the platform standards and specifications developed within Power.org will encourage growth in both the size and capability of the Power Architecture ecosystem, offering more innovative, potentially interoperable and flexible choices.

Power.org will be hosting a Power Architecture Software Workshop early in the second quarter, open to members and non-members, with the purpose of exchanging ideas about the software challenges and requirements within the Power Architecture community. For more information, contact: info@corridorcoms.com.

Power Architecture technology offers the broadest, most diverse market penetration of any microprocessor in the industry today. It is the digital heartbeat of all three, next-generation gaming console platforms and the electronic brains of the world's highest performance supercomputers. Power Architecture technology is also the leading platform for enterprise servers, automotive systems (powertrain, advanced safety and telematics), wireless and wireline infrastructure, and enterprise routing and switching.

About Power.org

The Power.org community, formed in 2005, is the collaborative, open organization driving innovation around Power Architecture[TM] technology through alignment of the instruction set architecture, development of standards and specifications, and nurturing of the Power Architecture brand. Power.org's mission is to optimize interoperability, accelerate innovation and drive increased adoption of this leading processor architecture. For more details, visit www.power.org.

The Power Architecture and Power.org word marks and the Power and Power.org logos and related marks are trademarks and service marks licensed by Power.org. The Wind River logo is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc., and Wind River is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. (c) Power.org 2007.
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