Creating the Next Generation of Technology Leaders

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) just kicked off the 2009 FIRST Robotics Championship in Atlanta Georgia.  If you aren’t aware of what the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is, check out this cool video.  I first became aware of FRC when I was visiting a key customer and partner, National Instruments, who asked me if Wind River…

Why Integrity Customers Get Free Support from Wind River

Previously, our CMO John Bruggeman blogged about the importance of Service and Support for Linux. He called it the killer app for Linux. We recently announced our new VxWorks and Wind River Linux platforms, which integrate the Wind River Advanced Networking Technologies. This technology portfolio is a best-of-breed combination of technologies developed by Wind River and those acquired from Interpeak. …

VxWorks is helping make the world greener

One of my favorite sponsorship activities is the Challenge X competition, brought to us by our partner National Instruments (NI). Seventeen teams were challenged to re-engineer a GM Equinox, a crossover sport utility vehicle to minimize energy consumption, emissions, and greenhouse gases while maintaining or exceeding the vehicle's utility and performance. Year 1 focused on modeling, simulation, and testing of…

Real-time Reality

I love Mondays. Most people hate them but I've always loved them. My family has grown to accept this. My co-workers have learned to tolerate this (it's when I hold my staff meetings). On Monday mornings I'm energized from spending the weekend with my family, my mind is clear and I can look ahead to the week's challenges and figure…