QNX Honored as Ottawa's High Tech Global Ambassador


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  • QNX honored for achievements that significantly enhance the technological competitiveness and international profile of Ottawa.
  • QNX is a global provider of RTOS software, development tools, and services for embedded systems.
  • Since 1980 QNX has contributed to Ottawa’s technological innovation and growth by sponsoring technology competitions, encouraging joint research between industry and academia, and giving post-secondary students easy access to leading-edge embedded tools and technology.
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    OTTAWA, Canada, April 8, 2004 - QNX Software Systems today announced it has been presented the Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation (OCRI) Award, an honor bestowed on a local company whose activities and accomplishments have significantly enhanced the technological competitiveness and international profile of Ottawa. QNX received the award at the ninth annual OCRI gala awards dinner, April 7. Nominations were submitted by OCRI members and then screened by the Society of Canadian Office Automation Professionals (SCOAP).

    In 1980, Gordon Bell and Dan Dodge co-founded QNX Software Systems in Ottawa, and their flagship product, the QNX® Neutrino® microkernel realtime operating system (RTOS), quickly became the OS of choice for mission-critical applications in the newly emerging microcomputer market. Since then, QNX has become a global provider of RTOS software, development tools, and services for embedded systems, with millions of installations in factories, automobiles, healthcare facilities, security systems, telecommunication networks - wherever reliability and performance are paramount.

    "With our roots firmly grounded in the Ottawa community, we have been able to enjoy successes that most home-grown companies can only imagine," said Dan Dodge, president and CEO, QNX Software Systems. "We have developed a reputation for producing high-quality, innovative products that stand the test of time and we’ve have partnered with global leaders like Cisco, General Electric, Siemens, and DaimlerChrysler, who depend on QNX to help them build reliable, scalable, and high-performance applications. QNX strives to give back to the Ottawa community and we’re extremely honored to receive the OCRI award."

    "QNX exemplifies the qualities that we seek to honor each year with the OCRI award," said Jeffrey Dale, president and CEO of OCRI. "By creating world-class technology that runs in everything from the International Space Station to the world’s smartest robot, QNX has contributed significantly to Ottawa’s reputation, and success, as a center of excellence in research and development. Moreover, the company’s founders have demonstrated a long and generous commitment to fostering innovation, with support programs that help thousands of students and researchers worldwide expand the boundaries of science and technology."

    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, 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. Visit http://www.qnx.com.

    Editorial Contact

    Paul Leroux
    QNX Software Systems
    +1 613 591-0931

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