QNX Software Systems Introduces Support for Intel Core Duo Processors

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NÜRNBERG, Embedded World 2006, February 14, 2006 - QNX Software Systems today announced that it is introducing support for the Intel® Core™ Duo Processors T2500 and L2400 and for the Mobile Intel 945GM Express chipset. When combined, the Intel Core Duo Processors and the QNX® Neutrino® Multi-Core Technology Development Kit (TDK), the industry's only comprehensive software foundation for leveraging the power of multi-core processors, can speed the time-to-market of embedded solutions.
The Intel Core Duo Processors blend the high performance of dual-core processing with power management to deliver greater performance for embedded applications. The Mobile Intel 945GM Express chipset offers improved graphics and increased I/O bandwidth along with improved storage speed and reliability, and low power consumption.

The QNX Neutrino Multi-Core TDK provides an integrated set of OS features that enable software engineers to quickly build reliable, high-performance embedded products that leverage the latest generation of multi-core processors. In addition to offering both asymmetric (AMP) and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) capabilities, the TDK is the first solution to offer bound multiprocessing (BMP), an innovative "hybrid" capability that combines the superior resource management of SMP with the application control of AMP.

"QNX multi-core technology represents a breakthrough in multiprocessing that enables developers to take full advantage of Intel's line of dual-core processors," said Romain Saha, networking segment manager at QNX Software Systems. "With our multiprocessing support for Intel Core Duo Processors, developers can fully realize the benefits of the Intel dual-core architecture to develop advanced embedded products that range from networking devices to industrial control systems - with greater scalability and performance than ever before."

"Developers are just now beginning to realize the performance benefits offered by multi-core processing," said Ton Steenman, general manager, Infrastructure Processor Division, Intel Corporation. "QNX's support of Intel's multi-core architecture can help embedded developers harness the power of the Intel Core Duo Processors for simultaneous computing, including multi-threaded applications and multi-tasking environments."


The QNX Neutrino Multi-Core TDK is scheduled for release in 1Q 2006.

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 industry's 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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