QNX CAR Platform Chosen by Foryou General Electronics to Bring Advanced Infotainment Solutions to Automakers in China

Leading supplier of automotive solutions in China to leverage flexibility and reliability of QNX CAR platform to deliver infotainment systems for variety of markets and customer requirements

SHANGHAI, August 27, 2013 — QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced that Foryou General Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading supplier of in-car navigation and infotainment systems for the global automotive market, has chosen the QNX CAR™ platform to develop infotainment systems for automakers in China.

After comprehensive testing of competing automotive infotainment platforms, including open source solutions, Foryou General Electronics chose the QNX CAR platform, which is based on QNX® technology proven in tens of millions of vehicles. Designed for flexibility, the platform supports a rich choice of application environments and smartphone platforms, as well as a comprehensive set of pre-integrated components to help automotive companies build connected, media-rich infotainment systems.

”We appreciate the modular, pre-integrated approach that the QNX CAR platform offers because it allows us to develop highly reliable, differentiated infotainment solutions quickly for entry-level to high-end vehicles,” stated Steven Chen, CTO, Foryou General Electronics. “QNX Software Systems’ platform is speeding our time-to-market while enabling us to offer the latest infotainment features to our customers.”

Foryou General Electronics is also leveraging the QNX automotive services team, which has first-hand experience in helping automotive companies bring hundreds of production models to market.

“We are honored to support Foryou’s automotive initiatives in China with our pre-integrated, standards-based platform, which allows fast prototyping and development of connected infotainment systems,” stated Andrew Poliak, ‎global director of automotive business development, QNX Software Systems. “Consumers worldwide are demanding new features and updates in their vehicles at an ever-increasing pace, and the QNX CAR platform has been designed to help automakers deliver advanced infotainment solutions faster while maintaining automotive-grade reliability.”

About Foryou General Electronics

Established in September 2002, Foryou General Electronics Co., Ltd. (FGE) is a subsidiary of Foryou Group Ltd., one of the top 100 electronic information enterprises of China. With more than 3,000 employees, including a R&D team with almost 500 employees, Foryou is a major supplier in the global market for in-car navigation and entertainment systems. Foryou focuses on customer orientation and R&D innovation, and is committed to providing customers with the best products and services. Products have been sold in more than 80 countries and regions in the world. Company sales were more than US$300 million in 2012. Visit www.foryouge.com.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com and www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and follow @QNX_News on Twitter. For updates on the company's automotive work, visit qnxauto.blogspot.com and follow @QNX_Auto

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Editorial Contacts, Foryou

Hong Zou
Foryou General Electronics

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