Wind River’s Next Chapter
By Ken Klein
It’s been roughly 90 days since Wind River became a wholly owned
subsidiary of Intel, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share
with you the state of our business and a few personal thoughts of mine
in what marks my inaugural contribution to the Wind River Blog Network.
Let me begin by saying what an exciting road it has been. This
has been one of the most frenetic years in recent memory. Just last
month I returned from visits to many of our offices in North America,
Europe and Asia. During those visits I was reassured that our employees
understand and embrace the Intel acquisition. Of course, there were
lots of questions and luckily I had answers to most of them.
Personally, I’m ecstatic with the transition to Intel’s Software and
Services Group. We closed the acquisition in near record time, in just
six weeks, allowing us to avoid distraction. Since then, we’ve made
significant progress in identifying alignment opportunities, and
establishing clear rules of engagement and business metrics.