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About Wind River

The Foundation for Your Innovation

Wind River® delivers the technology and expertise that not only enables the deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems, but also harnesses the intelligence in those systems to drive innovation and business transformation.

The era of software-defined everything, marked by disruptive forces such as the Internet of Things (IoT), is transforming our industry and pushing the pace of innovation in market segments ranging from aerospace and defense to consumer, networking to automotive, and industrial to medical.

A global leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, Wind River® offers a comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of solutions ideally suited to address the emerging needs of IoT, from the secure and managed intelligent devices at the edge, to the gateway, into the critical network infrastructure, and up into the cloud. Wind River technology is found in nearly 2 billion devices and is backed by world-class professional services and award-winning customer support.

THE HISTORY OF WIND RIVER
The Internet of Things, 30 Years in the Making

"The building of the Connected World, with hundreds of billions of smart devices, has hardly begun. It's a spectacular opportunity, and Wind River will lead the way."

—Wind River founder Jerry Fiddler, during the early years of the company

  • 1981

    Jerry Fiddler, a former researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, starts Wind River in a Berkeley, California, garage.

  • 1987

    Wind River introduces VxWorks®, the first real-time operating system (RTOS) with the ability to communicate across computer networks. VxWorks goes on to become the de facto industry standard.

  • 1997

    VxWorks becomes the first and only RTOS on Mars.

  • 2000

    Wind River acquires its first open source technology company, Berkeley Software Designs, signaling a shift to a dual-OS business model.

  • 2004

    Wind River enters the embedded Linux market and announces plans for a Carrier Grade Linux platform targeting the communications infrastructure industry.

  • 2006

    Wind River acquires Interpeak, adding the embedded networking stack to its portfolio and enabling next-generation devices to connect securely to the Internet.

  • 2009

    Wind River is acquired by Intel®, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary and part of its Software and Services Group.

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  • 2009

    Wind River becomes a founding member of the GENIVI® Alliance, whose charter is to shape the future of open source in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and the connected car.

  • 2010

    Wind River adds the Simics simulation system to its product portfolio through the acquisition of Virtutech.

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  • 2011

    Wind River introduces the Smart Gateway Platform, which enables a new class of IP services.

  • 2011

    Wind River and Magneti Marelli create the first GENIVI-compliant IVI solution for the automotive industry.

  • 2012

    VxWorks powers NASA's exploratory Mars rover, Curiosity.

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  • 2012

    Wind River introduces Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a software development environment for the Internet of Things.

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  • 2013

    Wind River advances open source innovation for the automotive industry with iOS connectivity for Linux IVI systems.

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  • 2013

    Wind River delivers real-time virtualization software to support Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and cloud initiatives.

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  • 2013

    Wind River becomes part of the Intel Internet of Things Group (IOTG).

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  • 2013

    Wind River expands the capabilities of Intelligent Device Platform with new security, connectivity, and management features.

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  • 2013

    Wind River expands the capabilities of its carrier grade software for supporting NFV.

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  • 2014

    Wind River reinvents is flagship product, VxWorks, for the Internet of Things.

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  • 2014

    Wind River unveils the industry’s first commercial carrier grade platform for supporting NFV.

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  • 2014

    Intel introduces a comprehensive family of IoT platforms that include Wind River software.

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  • 2014

    Wind River adds a security boost for the Internet of Things to its market-leading Linux platform.

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  • 2014

    Wind River integrates virtualization technology into VxWorks, its next-generation RTOS for the Internet of Things.

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  • 2014

    Wind River introduces Security Profile for VxWorks for safeguarding IoT devices.

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  • 2014

    Wind River introduces Wind River Edge Management System (now Wind River Helix Device Cloud), a software platform for connecting devices to the cloud.

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  • 2015

    Wind River receives the 2014 M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award.

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  • 2015

    Wind River announces the availability of a high-performance RTOS in a tiny footprint to enable the creation of IoT-ready devices.

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  • 2015

    Wind River Helix, the company’s portfolio of products and services for enabling the IoT, expands offerings with new secure cloud connectivity capabilities and an IoT-focused professional services offering.

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  • 2015

    Wind River dramatically simplifies how organizations can build the IoT infrastructure with the announcement of Wind River Helix Cloud, a family of cloud-based tools, and Wind River Rocket, a free OS for tiny devices.