Encirq® 3eTM Now Available for QNX® Neutrino® Operating System

SAN FRANCISCO, November 4, 2003 - - Encirq Corporation today announced that the Encirq 3e Database Suite for Embedded Systems, a suite of technology, tools, and components for creating the world's smallest embedded databases, is now available and shipping for QNX Software System's QNX Neutrino RTOS. Encirq customers are already using Encirq 3e with the QNX Neutrino operating system in a variety of mission-critical applications.

The Encirq 3e Database Suite enables developers to generate application-specific data management components for their embedded application. Using a standards-based, strongly typed language, developers simply specify the data logic that their application needs, and C-language source code implementing the exact data logic needed by their application is generated. Not only do developers benefit from increased productivity, they also get the automatic generation of high-end database features like rollback and recovery, as well as exception handling and transaction support.

"QNX and Encirq share common customers, particularly in the safety-conscious automotive market and for high-performance networking devices," said Mark Vogel, founder and CEO of Encirq Corporation. "The combination of the QNX Neutrino RTOS and the Encirq 3e Database Suite create a solid foundation for devices requiring reliability and performance. Our support of the QNX Neutrino operating system solidifies our commitment to increasing overall system reliability and integrity"

"Encirq's technology complements the reliability of the QNX Neutrino operating system," said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX. "While QNX Neutrino can keep the system safe from software faults, Encirq 3e can keep the data safe, ensuring the integrity of the data within an application."

A free trial download of Encirq 3e is available at www.encirq.com.

About Encirq Corporation
Encirq Corporation, a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is a leading provider of database and data management tools, technology, and components for embedded systems and applications. The Encirq 3e Database Suite reduces development effort, while increasing the functionality, reliability and affordability of any embedded system. Encirq's products also make it possible to create new, high value applications that, until now, have been constrained by technical feasibility or cost. The Encirq 3e technology does not require an embedded operating system, but will work with all major embedded operating systems and tools. For more information, please visit www.encirq.com, email info@encirq.com or call +1 (415) 284.9800.

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.qnx.com.

Encirq 3e is a trademark of Encirq Corporation. QNX and Neutrino are registered trademarks of QNX Software Systems Ltd.