QNX Strikes Distribution Alliance with Global Reseller ATS International B.V.

EMBEDDED WORLD, NÜRNBERG, February 18, 2003 - Responding to the growing international demand for its embedded technology, QNX Software Systems today announced that ATS International will sell QNX software and services to embedded system developers in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. ATS is the first distributor to join the QNX Solutions Network, a program designed to attract high-caliber distributors in key geographic markets by providing them with simplified order processing, timely product delivery, and the ability to leverage discount price structures. (See the accompanying press release, "QNX Launches Distributor Strategy to Capitalize on Growth Markets.")

"As a leading and independent solution provider for industrial, process automation, and office automation users, ATS partners with technology vendors to bring value to existing customer relationships, while attracting new customers in the region," said Mike James, group managing director, ATS International B.V. "The QNX Neutrino® realtime operating system and QNX Momentics® development suite, known for their extreme reliability and robustness, will enable our customers to accelerate the development of their high-performance embedded systems.

As a "Charter Distributor" in the QNX Solutions Network, ATS will act as an extension of QNX Software Systems, offering customers training, consulting, on-site support, technical support, and software development services on QNX products.

"Partnering with distributors like ATS International is a cornerstone to our long-term growth plans," said Kimm Krueger, director, Indirect Channels, QNX Software Systems. "QNX can leverage ATS's expertise in the industrial and process automation spaces to better service the increasing number of OEMs and developers that are bringing products to market in this region of the world."

About ATS International B.V.
ATS International B.V. is The Independent Solution Provider for users of industrial automation, process automation, and office automation. ATS is The Knowledge Partner for control technologies, SCADA/HMI, programming languages, communications & networks, databases, and MES (manufacturing execution systems). Six ATS Business Activities transfer this knowledge to customers: ATS Training, ATS Consulting, ATS On-Site Support, ATS Tech-Support, ATS Software Development, and ATS Products. ATS has offices in the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Germany, and Great Britain. Visit www.ats.nl.

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 small memory footprint of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Texaco, and Ford depend on the QNX technology for network routers, medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, safety and security systems, next-generation robotics, and other mission-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. Visit www.qnx.com.

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