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QNX Optimizes Embedded Performance with New Intel C++ Compiler

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  • QNX Software Systems first to provide Intel C++ Compiler 8.1 for embedded application development.
  • Offers significant performance boost for floating point, multimedia, and vector operations.
  • Compatibility with GCC 3.3 speeds time to market for embedded applications and lowers total development costs.
  • OTTAWA, November 23, 2004 - QNX Software Systems today announced that it is the first company to offer the new Intel® C++ Compiler 8.1, a highly optimizing compiler specifically designed for embedded Intel Architecture application development. By combining the power of the newest Intel compiling engine with fully compatible development tools, QNX is delivering advanced optimization features that provide outstanding performance and accelerated software development for telecommunications, industrial automation, gaming, and general embedded applications.

    Designed for use with the QNX® Momentics® development suite Professional Edition, the Intel C++ Compiler 8.1 for the QNX Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) includes source and binary compatibility with GCC 3.3. This allows developers to mix code compiled by the Intel Compiler with code compiled by GCC 3.3, ultimately streamlining the development process and shortening configuration time and costs. The Intel C++ Compiler 8.1 for the QNX Neutrino RTOS is also compatible with GNU utilities, such as make, Emacs, and gdb, further saving developers time and effort.

    Designed to generate optimized binaries for Embedded Intel Architecture processors, the new compiler offers developers a number of technical advantages, including:

    "With the Intel C++ Compiler 8.1 for the QNX Neutrino RTOS, embedded developers can achieve new levels of application performance, particularly with respect to floating point, multimedia, and vector operations," said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. "The Intel C++ Compiler offers an ideal complement to the QNX Neutrino RTOS and is a logical choice for any project where performance is paramount."

    "We are pleased to be working with QNX Software Systems to provide embedded developers with a solution capable of setting new standards for embedded application development," said Jon Khazam, general manager of Intel's Software Products Division. "Now that the Intel C++ Compiler 8.1 supports the QNX Neutrino RTOS, developers can achieve increased performance and reliability for a whole new class of embedded applications in the telecommunications, industrial automation, and general embedded markets."


    The Intel C++ Compiler 8.1 for the QNX Neutrino RTOS is available directly from QNX Software Systems. For more information, contact your QNX sales representative or send email to info@qnx.com.

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    With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Harris, 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.

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