Pixelworks Selects QNX for Ultimate Convergence Chip

OTTAWA, March 19, 2002 - QNX Software Systems today announced that Pixelworks will incorporate the QNX® operating system into Pixelworks' new MediaProcessor family of system-on-chip (SoC) ICs. Pixelworks' MediaProcessor SoCs with Jolt technology provide new levels of media processing power to the advanced display market that offers consumers a rich media platform by blending video and Internet content in unique and innovative ways. Jolt technology introduces Intelligent WindowingTM and Intelligent ConnectivityTM designed for a new generation of smart displays that will shape the way people enjoy, interact, think, and create.

The Pixelworks MediaProcessor SoC uses the QNX operating system on the embedded ArTile Microsystem's 128-bit MIPS RISC core. This powerful combination creates a platform that enables a new class of networked display devices for the flat-panel monitor, multimedia projector, and digital television markets. No other company has integrated such advanced image processing and network capabilities into a single chip.

"Consumers demand easy access to a rich spectrum of media sources, anywhere and anytime. We picked the QNX operating system for our new line of MediaProcessor chips, because it is lean, flexible, and robust," said Marc Fleischmann, senior vice president, MediaProcessor Business Unit at Pixelworks. "QNX has provided us with engineering excellence combined with decisive execution, which helped us to develop this exciting solution in minimum time."

"QNX provides embedded OEMs like Pixelworks a faster, more reliable environment for getting product to market," said Alec Saunders, vice president of marketing at QNX Software Systems. "Our relationship will result in state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip IC solutions, providing unparalleled functionality to displays without the need for a separate CPU."

About Pixelworks, Inc.
Pixelworks, headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, is a leading provider of system-on-a-chip ICs for the advanced display market. Pixelworks' solutions process and optimize video, computer graphics, and Web information for display on a wide variety of devices used in business and consumer markets. Pixelworks ImageProcessor Architecture powers the world's most highly regarded flat-panel display products, including monitors and projectors marketed by Compaq, Dell, NEC-Mitsubishi, Samsung, SANYO, Sharp, Sony, and ViewSonic. Visit www.pixelworks.com.

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 RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, industrial, and smart device markets. Customers worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Sony, Texaco, and Ford already depend on the QNX RTOS 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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