QNX Software Appoints Sachin Lawande as VP of Engineering Services

6/10/2004 - QNX Software Systems, a leading provider of realtime software and services to the embedded computing market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sachin Lawande to the position of vice president of engineering services. In this new role, Mr. Lawande will be responsible for pre- and post-sales customer support, custom engineering, system integration, design consulting, and training services.

Mr. Lawande has a wealth of experience in developing embedded systems and software. Before joining QNX, Mr. Lawande was responsible for development of networking and consumer electronics systems at corporate giants such as AT&T Bell Labs, U.S. Robotics, and 3Com. He was a key contributor to an array of leading-edge products, including the TotalControl remote access server, U.S. Robotics Sportster modems, and 3Com's Ergo product line. More recently, Mr. Lawande served as the director of product management at QNX, where he oversaw the market introduction of new operating system capabilities, such as power management, advanced graphics, and enhanced networking features.

"Our customers face more competitive pressures than ever," said Dan Dodge, chairman and CEO of QNX. "It is our mission to empower them to accelerate their development cycles and get products to commercial release faster than their competition. Sachin will help deliver on that mission and, with his experience as a customer of embedded products and services, is uniquely qualified to lead our team of superlative engineers and support personnel toward setting a new benchmark for customer satisfaction."

Mr. Lawande holds two patents and is a founding member of COMPASS, a Chicago-area organization of embedded software and IT professionals. He earned his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

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, military, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Harris, Siemens, and General Electric depend on 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 http://www.qnx.com.

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