QNX and Dalian Eastern Display Announce Distribution Agreement for China

Dalian to distribute QNX OS technology and development tools to OEMs and partners in a range of markets, including consumer white goods

BEIJING, February 26, 2014 — QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, today announced a distribution agreement with Dalian Eastern Display Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of applications and controls for LCD panels and modules. Under the terms of the agreement, Dalian will distribute QNX® operating system software and development tools, and provide engineering services, to manufacturers and partners in a variety of markets throughout China, including consumer white goods, heavy machinery, medical devices, and industrial automation.

Dalian Eastern Display develops solutions for industrial, medical, automotive, and energy systems and has more than 10,000 embedded device customers in China. Dalian is an existing QNX customer, and the new agreement leverages its expertise in QNX technology to increase adoption of QNX products and services in China’s embedded markets.

Dalian Eastern Display has developed turnkey QNX-based control systems that allow washing machines, refrigerators, high-end air conditioners, and other smart home appliances to connect wirelessly to the Internet. QNX OS and graphics technologies help Dalian Eastern Display achieve fast, reliable performance while reducing the time and effort of developing the systems’ graphical user interfaces.

“We have had a history of success with QNX Software Systems and its exceptional software platform,” said Yunsheng Duan, CEO, Dalian Eastern Display. “As we align closely with QNX Software Systems’ key markets, including industrial automation, medical, automotive, and energy, we look forward to helping our customers and partners reap the benefits of working with QNX OS technology and tools.”

Many markets are transitioning to next-generation user experiences that require advanced user interface technologies such as Qt and OpenGL ES, mobile application environments such as HTML5, and mobile device integration, all of which are supported by QNX Software Systems.

“Dalian Eastern Display is poised to significantly increase adoption of QNX technology in the Chinese market as they have an immense customer base and a track record for providing turnkey solutions to leading brands,” said Tom Keyserlingk, director of North American and APAC sales, QNX Software Systems. ”Demand is strong for next-generation display technology, and we are excited to enter this new phase of our relationship with Dalian.”

About Dalian Eastern Display

Dalian Eastern Display Co., Ltd. is a high-tech designer and manufacturer of applications and controls for LCD panels and modules. The company was awarded the prestigious ISO 9001-2008 certification by the respected classification society, Det Norske Veritas (DNV). For more information, please visit http://www.ed-lcd.com.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, automotive software, 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, follow @QNX_News on Twitter, and visit www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems. For updates on the company's automotive work, follow @QNX_Auto and visit qnxauto.blogspot.com.

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