Royalty-free ThreadX RTOS Deploys to 100 Million Products

4/5/2004 - Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced that its ThreadX® RTOS has topped the 100 million unit mark in product deployments. In December, 2003, Express Logic announced that HP’s use of ThreadX in its inkjet printers had pushed the deployment total over the 50 million unit mark.

“We’ve now counted another 50 million ThreadX-based products, with 35 million in the wireless networking and consumer electronics sectors,” noted John Carbone, vice president, marketing for Express Logic. “Combined with HP’s shipment rate of 15 million printers per quarter, this brings our ThreadX deployment total past the 100 million unit mark in just the last three years.”

The ThreadX RTOS is a small, fast, royalty-free RTOS used at the heart of deeply embedded products in many sectors of the electronics industry, including consumer electronics, networking, office automation, medical equipment, and industrial automation. With over 1,000 customer designs based on ThreadX, and over 100 million deployments, ThreadX is one of the most widely deployed RTOSes in the world.

Since 2001, Express Logic customers have shipped more than 100 million units, and most of these are still in service. This large number of deployments indicates that Express Logic’s customers enjoy significant success developing, selling, shipping and supporting ThreadX-based products. Much of their success comes thanks to the high reliability, bullet-proof stability, and ease of development and debugging of the ThreadX RTOS.

The royalty-free pricing of ThreadX RTOS makes it ideal for high-volume, low-margin products, where royalties would introduce significant additional cost. Equally important, its ease-of-use cuts development time, enabling electronic product manufacturers to penetrate their highly competitive market faster.

About Express Logic and ThreadX
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solution for deeply embedded applications, including the popular ThreadX RTOS, the high-performance TCP/IP stack NetXTM, and the embedded MS-DOS file system FileXTM. All products from Express Logic include full source-code and have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please browse to, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquires to

ThreadX is a registered trademark of Express Logic, Inc. NetX, FileX, CANX, preemption-threshold, picokernel, UDP fast path technology, are trademarks of Express Logic, Inc.

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