NUREMBURG, Germany, February 22, 2005 - Universally acclaimed for its groundbreaking contributions to the embedded systems industry, QNX Software Systems Co., the world's preeminent developer of realtime operating systems (RTOSs), today kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration. Founded in March 1980 by embedded software trailblazers Dan Dodge and Gordon Bell, the company begins celebrating this major milestone tonight, February 22, with a special event in downtown Nuremburg.
From the beginning, QNX technology has delivered a level of reliability that far exceeds conventional operating systems, making QNX the OS vendor of choice for organizations and original equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Delphi, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic, and Siemens. Today, QNX technology powers millions of mission-critical systems in more than 100 countries in telecommunications networks, factories, automobiles, healthcare facilities, security systems - wherever reliability and performance are paramount.
"When we created QNX, we set out to build software that would 'make a difference' and wound up laying the technology cornerstone for the products of thousands of other companies and for millions of embedded devices around the world," said Dan Dodge, cofounder and CEO, QNX Software Systems. "We take immense pride in knowing that our highly reliable technology has, and will continue, to power systems that the world relies on every day - systems where failure in not an option."
Drawing upon his 25 years' experience in the embedded industry, QNX CEO Dan Dodge will deliver an Embedded World keynote on "Embedded Operating Systems: The Next Ten Years." The keynote takes place Wednesday, February 23 at 9:30 am. Show attendees can also visit the QNX booth, #11-322 , for daily demos and presentations on web services, RapidIO, advanced graphics, VPN technology, and the latest QNX development tools and compilers.
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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