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QNX Platform to Support New Intel Atom Processor Family

E3800 family designed to address performance/watt needs of wide range of embedded systems

OTTAWA, October 15, 2013 QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, today announced it will support Intel Corporations new Intel Atom processor E3800 product family, formerly codenamed Bay Trail. Targeted at the embedded market, the new processor family is designed to address the growing performance-per-watt needs of a wide range of intelligent systems such as automotive infotainment systems, medical devices, building automation panels, and industrial control systems.

QNX Software Systems has supported Intel architecture for 30 years and is a long-standing member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance, an ecosystem designed to provide customers with a trusted supply line of Intel-based products and services. The alliance has recognized QNX Software Systems for its Intel Atom processor support with an Award of Excellence, Most Innovative Software for the Intel Atom Processor.

We see growing customer demand for the use of Intel Atom processors in embedded systems, said Peter McCarthy, director, global partnerships, QNX Software Systems. And now, with the release of this new processor family, we expect demand will only increase given the familys combination of performance, graphics capabilities, and power efficiency. We look forward to helping extend the reach of this new family.

Stellar graphics support is crucial for application and intelligent system development, said Sam Cravatta, product line manager, Intel Intelligent Systems Group. The Atom processor E3800 product family is the first to take advantage of Intels Gen 7 graphics, complementing QNX Software Systems graphics framework, tools, and runtime components for creating sophisticated displays that feature improved 2D and 3D graphics rendering with little CPU overhead.

The new Intel processor family delivers advanced compute, media, and graphical capabilities; reliability through virtualization and error correcting code (ECC); and a built-in security engine all on a sub-10-watt system-on-chip (SoC) scalable for a wide range of commercial and industrial designs.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com and www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and follow @QNX_News on Twitter. For updates on the company's automotive work, visit qnxauto.blogspot.com and follow @QNX_Auto.


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