QNX Fastboot Technology Receives Technology Award from Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance


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  • QNX receives honors for innovative technology that delivers ultra-fast boot times on Intel Atom processors.
  • Solution eliminates need for BIOS, reducing system costs for x86-based embedded systems.
  • Offers instant-on performance for embedded designs in the industrial, mobile, medical, and consumer markets.
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    OTTAWA, December 2, 2008 — QNX Software Systems today announced that its innovative fastboot technology has received an “Award of Excellence, Most Innovative Software for the Intel® Atom™ Processor” from the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance.

    QNX® fastboot technology is a unique feature of the QNX Neutrino® RTOS. It eliminates the need for a BIOS on x86 platforms, including those that use Intel Atom processors, thereby reducing system costs and dramatically improving instant-on performance. Systems designers can use QNX fastboot technology to deliver ultra-fast boot times for a wide variety of industrial, medical, military, and consumer products.

    QNX support for Intel Atom processors also includes an HMI solution based on Adobe Flash Lite 3.1, 2D/3D hardware-accelerated graphics based on OpenGL ES, and an optimized compiler available from Intel.

    “By using QNX fastboot technology, systems designers can achieve instant-on functionality while taking advantage of the x86 compatibility and high performance per watt of Intel Atom processors,” said Kroy Zeviar, business alliance manager at QNX Software Systems. “We’re extremely pleased and honored to receive this award from Intel.”

    QNX Software Systems is a long-standing member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, a widely recognized ecosystem that provides customers with a trusted supply line of Intel-based products and services.

    QNX fastboot support for Intel Atom processors is already available on the Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module. For information the nanoETXexpress, visit http://www.kontron.com/nanoETXexpress-SP.

    To download a brief on QNX support for the Intel Atom processor, visit the QNX Download Center. To view a video demonstration of QNX fastboot technology running on a Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP board equipped with an Intel Atom processor, visit http://onqpl.blogspot.com/2008/10/x86-system-that-boots-in-one-second.html.

    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, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, 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.

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