Wind River Enables Android on Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipsets

Wind River (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), announced that the company developed software code that will help enable support for open source Android mobile software running on larger screen-sized mobile computing devices using Snapdragon[tm] chipsets from Qualcomm Incorporated. The combination of Wind River and Qualcomm technology will help create opportunities for mobile manufacturers to more quickly bring to market a wide range of Android-based WVGA devices. The software code will be contributed by Wind River to the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) repository in the near future.

Wind River and Qualcomm will be providing technology demonstrations of Android mobile software running at WVGA resolution on Snapdragon mobile computing chipsets at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2009.

“Wind River has long been a key member of the Open Handset Alliance, and we are now taking that participation to the next level by developing this software code to help enable support for Android on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets,” said Jason Whitmire, general manager of the Mobile segment at Wind River. “Our work will help drive the availability of Android-based mobile computing devices that run at WVGA resolution in the market by allowing device manufacturers to commercialize their products much faster and more easily.”

“Android broke new ground in mobile functionality and user interfaces and Qualcomm believes there is a logical fit between the expanded capabilities of the software and our Snapdragon chipsets for mobile computing devices,” said Mark Frankel, vice president of product management for Qualcomm Incorporated. “We are very excited about Wind River’s work to enable support for Android on Snapdragon chipsets.”

To view demonstrations of Android software running on Snapdragon chipsets, please contact the Wind River contacts listed at the bottom of this news release or Qualcomm at The demonstrations will be available by appointment only.

More information about Wind River’s mobile solutions is available at

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product. Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with operations worldwide.

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