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Wind River Workbench Awarded Best Commercial Eclipse-Based Developer Tool by the Eclipse Foundation

Award Further Validates Wind River's Premier Development Platform for the Device Industry

Wind River announced that Wind River Workbench has been awarded the "Best Commercial Eclipse-Based Developer Tool" by the Eclipse Foundation. The company’s commercial, Eclipse-based device software development suite was one of three finalists selected from over 55 nominations by a panel of judges from the Eclipse community. Wind River Workbench was selected as the winner for its usability of features, completeness of solution, and the manner in which the product uniquely solves problems faced by developers of embedded device software.

Embedded systems developers encounter different problems than enterprise and desktop developers. Simulating target hardware, communicating with the target, multiple processors running different operating systems, and real-time interrupts are just a few of the unique challenges. Wind River Workbench provides tools that address the needs of device developers. Workbench includes simulator targets for VxWorks and Wind River Linux, target management tools, multicontext and multiprocessor debugging, and real-time analysis tools. For developers who need complete control over their run-time configurations, Wind River Workbench provides powerful kernel, patch, and file system configuration tools for Wind River platforms. By leveraging the standards and features of the Eclipse framework, Workbench brings the power and flexibility of a modern development environment to device developers.

"We are pleased to announce that Wind River Workbench has been selected as the winner of the best commercial Eclipse-based developer tool," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. "The significance of Eclipse integration can not be overlooked as it enables developers to create complete development solutions that speed application development. Additionally, Wind River's support of Eclipse speaks volumes about the importance and significance of Eclipse in the embedded industry."

"Device developers require a development environment that is flexible, easy to use, and is of high quality to ensure that advanced embedded devices are deployed to market faster, better and more reliably. The Eclipse-based Wind River Workbench development suite delivers on those requirements," said Stephen Saunders, VP and GM, Development Tools, Wind River. "The Eclipse Foundation's recognition of Wind River Workbench as the best commercial Eclipse-based developer tool is a testament to the value and best-in-class solution that our development environment offers."

Based on the Eclipse platform, Wind River Workbench is a development platform that accelerates time-to-market for developers building devices with VxWorks and Wind River Linux. Through tight integration with industry leading RTOS and Linux distributions, Workbench offers a flexible, end-to-end, open standards–based development environment for embedded device software development.

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