QNX Recruits New Japanese Distributor to Handle Growing Customer Base

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OTTAWA and NAGOYA, March 29, 2005 - QNX Software Systems Co. today announced that Mitachi Co. Ltd., an electronics manufacturer with offices in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, has signed on as a distributor for the QNX Solutions Network. As a certified QNX distributor, Mitachi will offer the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX Momentics® development suite - along with a variety of support, consulting, and engineering services - to customers in the Tokai, Kansai, and Kanto regions of Japan. "Japan represents one of QNX's fastest growing markets, particularly in terms of new design wins," commented Kimm Krueger, director, indirect sales channels, QNX Software Systems. "With Mitachi's proven know-how and longstanding experience, we can build on these successes and ensure that QNX developers have access to first-class support and engineering services, delivered by a company that prides itself on customer satisfaction."

Mitachi joins five other QNX distributors in Japan, as well as a QNX branch office, located in Tokyo. As a distributor, Mitachi will serve QNX customers building transportation systems, instrumentation devices, automation systems, consumer electronics, and medical instrumentation.

"Our customers are asking for QNX technology because of its reliability, innovative design, and ability to reduce development costs," Motohisa Sato, assistant general manager, Mitachi. "By joining the QNX Solutions Network, we can now offer those customers everything they need to be successful - from QNX development tools and operating systems to consulting, technical support, and software development services."

About the QNX Solutions Network
Serving 100 countries worldwide, the QNX Solutions Network comprises a highly qualified team of distributors and resellers with proven expertise in QNX technology and services. Network members have full access to QNX sales and marketing tools, training, technical support, and certification, in addition to simplified order processing and discounted price structures.

About Mitachi
Founded in 1972, Mitachi Co. Ltd. is an electronics company with offices and subsidiaries in Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Nagoya, Osaka, Mikawa, and Tokyo. In addition to the manufacture and sale of electronic components, primarily semiconductors, the company offers a full range of services, including the design of semiconductors and microcomputers, and the design and maintenance of systems such as chip mounters and test equipment. The company strives to provide customers with total support, including consulting, planning, and coordination.

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.

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