OTTAWA, Canada, April 21, 2005 - QNX Software Systems today announced it was awarded the prestigious "Technology Partnership Award" by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). QNX, a company celebrating its silver anniversary this year, was honored for the innovative partnerships it has built with dozens of software and silicon providers in the global in-car computing market. QNX received the Technology Partnership Award at the 10th annual OCRI gala awards dinner, April 20.QNX's outstanding automotive partner program has propelled the company to become the world's premier realtime operating system vendor for in-car telematics and infotainment systems. In fact, Acura, Audi, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Saab, Delphi, Harman-Becker, Johnson Controls, JVC, LG Electronics, Motorola, and Visteon are all basing their in-car telematics and infotainment systems on QNX technology.
"For the past twenty-five years QNX has forged deep relationships with technology partners, post-secondary institutions, and its customers to help build some of the world's most reliable applications - everything from Internet routers and 9-1-1 call centers to the system that controls Ottawa's traffic lights," said Dan Dodge, president and CEO, QNX Software Systems.
"We take great pride in being awarded OCRI's Technology Partnership Award because we recognize that much of our success over the years is attributable to our long-standing alliances with other global technology leaders, such as IBM, Intel, Renesas, Texas Instruments, and Freescale, not to mention hundreds of colleges and universities worldwide."
"QNX is the perfect example of a company that is recognized on a local and global scale for its leading-edge technology products and its firm commitment to building long-lasting relationships that benefit not only their company, but the industry as a whole," said Jeffrey Dale, president and CEO of OCRI. "QNX exemplifies OCRI's belief that the key to building a reputation and leading position in any market is through strategic partnerships with a rich ecosystem of companies and academic institutions."
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 http://www.qnx.com.
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