QNX Founders Named as Heroes of Manufacturing by Fortune Magazine

3/13/2003 - QNX Software Systems announced that its founders, CEO Dan Dodge and COO Gordon Bell, are featured as "Heroes of Manufacturing" in the March 17, 2003, issue of Fortune magazine. The annual feature recognizes North Americans who are trailblazers in the manufacturing industry. Dodge and Bell received this distinguished title for building the QNX Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS), which, according to the article, "simply doesn't crash."

"QNX's software has run nonstop without mishaps at some customer sites since it was installed more than a decade ago," reads the piece. "As a delighted user has put it, 'The only way to make this software malfunction is to fire a bullet into the computer running it.'"

The "Heroes of Manufacturing" feature appears in Fortune's Industrial Management & Technology (IM&T) section, which is distributed to over 200,000 paid subscribers. The article is also featured on the Fortune web site at: www.fortune.com/fortune/imt/0,15704,427288-2,00.html.

While the story primarily highlights Dodge's and Bell's contribution in the area of industrial manufacturing, it also details QNX's emerging role in a host of other markets, including telematics, medical technology, transportation, and aerospace.

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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