Tight Integration of Hardware and Software Enables Cost-Effective, Scalable Platforms for Wireless, Wireline and Enterprise Applications
ALAMEDA and MILPITAS, Calif. — June 29, 2010 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, and LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI), a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies, today announced a multi-year strategic collaboration to co-market optimized multicore hardware and software solutions. Tightly integrated solutions from the two companies will be offered for telecommunications and networking infrastructure customers by aligning long-term product roadmaps, sales and marketing, engineering resources and professional services. Wind River will commercially support the LSI family of Axxia™ Communication Processors with board support packages for its software portfolio, including the Wind River Linux and VxWorks operating system platforms and Wind River Workbench and Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging tools.
“Wind River and LSI are working to achieve greater levels of performance to address the explosion of wireless data traffic and the need for increased network intelligence,” said Mike Langlois, general manager for networking and telecommunications at Wind River. “Our commitment to build this relationship allows us to offer optimized multicore hardware and software solutions so customers can meet quality of service expectations and performance demands, and drive higher average revenue per user.”
“Networking and telecom equipment manufacturers face tremendous challenges that require proven communication processor solutions that can handle much higher packet loads with deterministic performance, helping generate more revenue with greater customer satisfaction,” said Charlie Kawwas, vice president of sales and marketing for Semiconductor Solutions Group at LSI. “Forming a strategic relationship with Wind River brings together best-in-class multicore hardware and software platform solutions our mutual customers can use to develop highly competitive next generation wireless, wireline and enterprise products.”
The combination of Wind River software and LSI hardware solutions helps build an ecosystem delivering world-class solutions for the networking infrastructure market. The integration of Wind River software with the LSI Axxia family supports the wide spectrum of network elements that network equipment providers can use to develop, optimize and test new wireless, wireline and enterprise elements.
The LSI family of Axxia Communication Processors is built on an asymmetric multicore architecture and is capable of managing huge volumes of wireless traffic at wirespeed and delivering highly deterministic performance. LSI has also developed a wide array of intelligent offload engines, including those focused on industry-proven packet classification, traffic management, wirespeed security processing and deep packet inspection. The Axxia processor family also features the groundbreaking LSI™ Virtual Pipeline™ message-passing technology, which uses distributed queue management to optimize inter-processor message routing, resulting in improved efficiency and less on-chip traffic congestion.
Wind River has a distinct advantage within the embedded industry with its comprehensive software portfolio, which includes industry-leading embedded software operating systems, runtime technologies, development tools (including virtual systems development) and an embedded test management solution, as well as a rich technology heritage of industry-specific software solutions, combined with global professional services and support.
About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 500 million products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 15 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or blogs.windriver.com.
About LSI Corporation
LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world’s best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at www.lsi.com.