QNX Celebrates First Decade in Automotive Infotainment and Telematics Market

Presents awards to key customers, including Delphi, Denso, Harman/Becker, JCI, and Panasonic, for their contributions to in-car infotainment.

OTTAWA, October 21, 2010 — This week, at the SAE Convergence automotive electronics conference, QNX Software Systems held an event to celebrate a decade of achievement in the automotive infotainment and telematics industry.

Since entering the automotive arena more than 10 years ago, QNX has pioneered software technology for everything from handsfree kits and multimedia consoles to digital instrument clusters and 3D navigation systems. Most recently, it has led the charge in developing technologies that allow in-car systems to access an immense range of cloud-based services and mobile applications.

This culture of innovation, coupled with production-proven software, a broad partner ecosystem, and a world-class professional services group, has led to dramatic growth in the automotive market, with QNX software technology now licensed for approximately 20 million in-vehicle systems worldwide.

To honor the occasion, QNX Software Systems presented awards to several of its tier one customers — including Delphi, Denso, Harman/Becker, JCI, and Panasonic — for their achievements in advancing the state of in-car telematics and infotainment. The awards celebrated innovations in several categories, including handsfree systems, device connectivity, energy-efficient designs.

This week at SAE Convergence, QNX Software Systems also demonstrated the latest capabilities of its QNX CAR™ Application Platform, a pre-integrated software stack that helps reduce the time and effort of creating sophisticated infotainment systems. The demos, deployed in a specially modified Corvette, included a multimedia console that showcases how car infotainment systems can access the latest applications on mobile devices and a digital instrument cluster that can reconfigure itself dynamically. For photos and videos of technologies that QNX Software Systems demonstrated at SAE Convergence, visit the QNX pressroom.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Co., a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Co. is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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