QNX Software Systems Celebrates 25 Years of Embedded Innovations

4/1/2005 - Long before I-Pods or the Internet, QNX Software Systems was making bullet-proof software for some of the most extreme computing systems in the world. As part of its 25th anniversary, QNX celebrates a quarter century of innovations that have helped make the world a safer, smarter, or simply more entertaining place.

Founded in 1980, QNX was the first company to take software outside of traditional computing environments and unleash smart devices and equipment that define the state- of-the-art in manufacturing, health care and science, consumer electronics, communications, and transportation.

Since kicking off the embedded revolution 25 years ago, QNX has time and time again powered the most complex systems and reliable products on the market. Working with thousands of customers, including Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Renesas, and Siemens, QNX consistently unlocks new frontiers for research and industry and provides piece of mind, comfort, and safety for consumers.

QNX software plays a critical role in everything from space exploration and surgery to offshore oil drilling and global warming research. Every day, communities count on QNX to keep cars on the road and airplanes in the air. Likewise, millions of people around the world unknowingly rely on QNX when watching television, swiping a credit card, calling 9-1-1, donating blood, or catching a subway train.

"We take immense pride in reaching our 25th anniversary knowing that, for a quarter century, QNX has been a driving force in expanding the role of software around the world," said Dan Dodge, co-founder and CEO, QNX Software Systems. "Increasingly, software's greatest impact happens off the desktop - in the 'real world.' The systems we power are the ones that people rely on when the stakes are the highest. Knowing that we have become the cornerstone for the most critical systems on earth is incredibly rewarding for all of us at QNX."

Congratulations from Freescale, IBM, Renesas, and Texas Instruments
Freescale Semiconductor - "Together, Freescale and QNX Software Systems have a long history of collaboration, and this alliance has led to numerous joint successes in the worldwide automotive and networking markets. In fact, the QNX Neutrino RTOS was the first OS for Freescale's mobileGT, an alliance of vendors dedicated to delivering the latest telematics, navigation, and infotainment technologies to automotive suppliers and OEMs," said Bill Fleck, business development manager, Freescale Semiconductor. "We look forward to working with QNX on future projects, and wish them the very best as they celebrate their silver anniversary in the embedded industry."

IBM - "We congratulate QNX on its 25th anniversary," said Michael Garbett, IBM's director of Client Technologies. "The world of embedded technology has grown dramatically over the past decade, enabling the rapid rise of wireless connectivity, while leading to a proliferation of processor architectures. IBM and QNX have both met the challenge by delivering products that can enable the data and transactional integrity needed in today's connected heterogeneous world. Customers use combined IBM/QNX solutions for a range of embedded products, such as Tridium's Niagara Framework, a leading platform that integrates diverse systems, and Johnson Controls' BlueConnect product for hands-free dialing in automobiles."

Renesas - "QNX's remarkable success in the embedded industry can be attributed to everything we value in a technology partner: stability, innovation, team spirit, and a commitment to delivering reliable, leading-edge products for our mutual customers. Our alliance with QNX has helped Renesas take a significant share of the automotive telematics and infotainment markets, and we extend a hearty congratulations to the QNX team for 25 successful years," said Anand Ramamoorthy, senior manager, Car Infotainment and Telematics Group, Renesas Technology America.

Texas Instruments - "As a strategic QNX alliance member, TI has seen QNX Software Systems demonstrate their technology innovation and dedication to customers for several years," said Curt Moore, manager of TI's Digital Radio and Infotainment business. "Like QNX, TI also places high value on these commitments as the basis for corporate longevity. We look forward to our continued mutual success in the automotive infotainment market. Congratulations to QNX on 25 years in the embedded industry."

About QNX Software Systems
With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic, Siemens, and General Electric rely on QNX technology to build ultra-reliable systems for the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems maintains offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.qnx.com

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