QNX Software Systems Wins Best in Show at Freescale Technology Forum

OTTAWA, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems Co., a leader in operating systems, tools, and middleware for the embedded systems market, today announced that it has won a Best in Show Award at the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) for its role in creating the LTE Connected Car.  

The LTE Connected Car concept vehicle, developed by QNX® and Alcatel-Lucent through the ng Connect Program, demonstrates how 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology will bring a host of new cloud-based applications to the automobile. All software components in the car — including the operating system, touchscreen user interfaces, media players, Bluetooth® stack, handsfree integration, and a virtual mechanic — are based on the QNX® CAR™ Application Platform.

The LTE Connected Car was showcased in the FTF keynote address given by Freescale Semiconductor Chairman and CEO Rich Beyer. A smart energy control panel based on QNX technology was also featured in the keynote.

After the keynote, the car was moved onto the show floor where it joined several other demonstrations of QNX technology, including a multicore demo, a smart-home energy demo, and an EtherCAT software demo for industrial applications — all running on Freescale processors.

"We're honored to be selected from among the many innovative companies at this year's Freescale Technology Forum," said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. "The QNX CAR Application Platform embodies our vision of the fully connected automobile, and the fantastic support we've received from Freescale, Alcatel-Lucent, and other leading ecosystem partners has been invaluable in bringing this next-generation automotive experience to market."

The QNX CAR Application Platform provides automakers and suppliers with a set of pre-assembled reference implementations that reduce the risk and cost of building connected in-car infotainment systems. Launched in 2009, the platform is already being designed into 2011 model year vehicles.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Co., a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Co. is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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QNX Software Systems Co. (QNX) is a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM). Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "intend," "believe", and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by QNX in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that QNX believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  Many factors could cause QNX's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the "Risk Factors" section of RIM's Annual Information Form, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on QNX's forward-looking statements. RIM and QNX have no intention and undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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