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OTTAWA, Canada, October 16, 2007 QNX Software Systems today announced that CEO Dan Dodge has been named to the Alumni of Honour by the University of Waterloo. The award, which marks the universitys fiftieth anniversary, recognizes the outstanding contributions of alumni and the ongoing and essential role of alumni involvement in the university and the greater community.
To commemorate the universitys fiftieth anniversary, it is with great pleasure that we recognize these 50 individuals as alumni of honour, said Bonnie Fretz, science alumni services coordinator. Each recipient has made significant contributions to the field of science, his or her community, as well as to the university.
Dan Dodge, University of Waterloo Class of 77, cofounded QNX Software Systems in 1980. Since then, he has led QNX to become a global provider of realtime operating system software, development tools, middleware, and services for embedded systems, with millions of installations in factories, automobiles, healthcare facilities, security systems, telecommunication networks wherever reliability and performance are paramount.
Throughout his tenure at QNX, Dodge has been recognized for numerous achievements. In 2001, he was invited to sit as a founding member of the Eclipse consortium, an open-source software initiative. In 2003, Fortune Magazine named Dodge a Hero of Manufacturing, and in 2004, the Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation (OCRI) honored him for his contributions in advancing the technological competitiveness and international profile of Ottawa. Also in 2004, Dodge led QNX through its sale to Harman International Industries, while maintaining its headquarters in Ottawa with its existing management, keeping jobs and innovation in Canada.
To encourage and support embedded systems studies in post-secondary institutions, Dodge established the QNX-in-Education program, which for nearly two decades has offered universities and colleges worldwide free access to realtime software and tools to support cutting-edge research. Today, thousands of professors and students in universities and colleges worldwide use QNX technology in their studies, classrooms, and advanced research. In 1998, Dodge was presented the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation from the University of Waterloo.
Being recognized as one of the alumni of honour by my alma mater gives me great pride, said Dodge. From the early days of embedded software when Gord Bell and I had a vision to build reliable software, to the world we live in today with advanced telematics systems and high-speed routers that make it possible to use the Internet, there have been many remarkable and noteworthy advancements in the embedded software industry, and this award is a great credit to the determination and hard work of the hundreds of employees at QNX.
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 industrys 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. Visit www.qnx.com.
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