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QNX Software Systems Celebrates Over 100 Customers and Partners in Consumer Automotive Industry

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  • QNX doubles its list of automotive partners, customers, and related projects in two years.
  • QNX remains the leading provider of realtime embedded operating system technology to the in-car computing industry.
  • QNX technology will be displayed in products throughout the CES show in Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2006.
  • LAS VEGAS, Consumer Electronics Show, January 5, 2006 Confirming its position as the premier supplier of realtime operating systems (RTOS) for in-car telematics and infotainment applications, QNX Software Systems today announced that it now has more than 100 partnerships with automotive Tier One and Tier Two suppliers, technology companies, and related design projects.

    QNX software can be found today in infotainment, telematics, and navigation in-car computing devices from such names as Delphi, Hyundai, Johnson Controls, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Visteon. In the past two years alone, QNX has more than doubled its list of strategic partners, including middleware vendors, silicon vendors, service providers, customers, and other companies serving the global in-car computing market.

    Powering the next-generation of in-car navigation devices and infotainment systems, communications platforms, and diagnostic terminals, the QNX Neutrino RTOS can be found in nearly two dozen automobiles from auto brands such as Acura, Audi, Chrysler, Daewoo, General Motors, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Saab.

    QNX has been at the forefront of innovation in the telematics industry for several years and we take great pride in knowing that the reliability of our QNX Neutrino RTOS has led to more than 100 partnerships for QNX thus far in the telematics industry, said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX Software Systems. The in-car telematics industry is rapidly evolving and in the year ahead QNX Software Systems will have a greater role in powering the next generation of telematics-related devices inside the car where performance and reliability is required one-hundred percent of the time.

    For more than 25 years, QNX has offered the embedded industrys only fault-tolerant microkernel RTOS for mission-critical applications that are utilized throughout the world, such as the International Space Station, high-speed trains in Europe, air traffic control systems in major airports, and hospital operating rooms. QNX has applied its expertise in high reliability to the technology industrys most rugged computing platform the automobile.

    QNX Neutrino has been the key RTOS for the industrys leading telematics architectures, including Freescales mobileGT, the Renesas Community Enabling Telematics (COMET) platform, and Texas Instruments automotive OMAP processor platforms.

    During CES, QNX technology will be showcased in and around a variety of partner and customer booths, including:

    All Media Guide (AMG) QNX partner AMG will demonstrate their LASSO embedded software, which is integrated into Windows Media Player and runs on a Freescale platform using the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

    Delphi Long-time QNX customer Delphi will showcase a map-based navigation system with integrated voice recognition and music playback. This product runs on a Freescale MPC5200 platform powered by the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

    Gracenote A key QNX partner and leader in global digital entertainment technology, Gracenote will demonstrate their new advanced digital radio system powered by QNX.

    Johnson Controls JCI will be demonstrating their next-generation Bluetooth hands-free solutions based on the QNX Neutrino RTOS.

    Panasonic Panasonic will showcase a QNX-powered reconfigurable head unit platform that supports voice commands for playlist control of portable audio devices such as the Apple iPod, USB thumb drives, and MP3 players.

    About QNX Software Systems

    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Momentics development suite together provide the industrys most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

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