QNX Chosen by Panasonic to Provide Software Platform for Car Infotainment Systems Worldwide

QNX Chosen by Panasonic to Provide Software Platform for Car Infotainment 
Systems Worldwide 
Panasonic leverages flexibility of QNX CAR platform to deliver
infotainment systems for variety of markets and customer requirements 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/13 -- QNX Software Systems
Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car
electronics, today announced that Panasonic Automotive Systems
Company of America has chosen the QNX CAR(TM) platform to develop
infotainment systems for automakers in North America, Europe, and
Japan. The two companies also announced their intent to collaborate
on the research and development of advanced technologies that will
enhance the capabilities of next-generation in-car applications.  
The QNX CAR platform is based on QNX(R) 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
"We wanted a platform that would let us quickly customize our
infotainment systems for a variety of markets and customer
requirements - the QNX CAR platform, with its modular architecture
and support for mobile connectivity standards, provides the inherent
flexibility we were looking for," stated Scott Kirchner, Vice
President, CTO, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America.
"From a technical, engineering, and business perspective, QNX
Software Systems offers us strong support, helping us meet
development deadlines and deliver high-quality localized products to
our customers."  
To bring its custom solutions to market quickly, Panasonic Automotive
Systems Company of America is integrating its advanced technology
with the multimedia and device connectivity features built into the
QNX CAR platform. Panasonic is also leveraging the QNX automotive
services team, which has first-hand experience in helping automotive
companies bring hundreds of production models to market.  
"Panasonic is a major innovator in vehicle infotainment, and we are
absolutely thrilled to support their development efforts," stated
Derek Kuhn, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, QNX Software
Systems. "Panasonic is creating exciting products with the QNX CAR
platform, and we are proud to help contribute to their efforts and
About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America  
Based in Peachtree City, GA, and with Detroit-area operations located
in Farmington Hills, MI, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of
America is a division company of Secaucus, NJ-based Panasonic
Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary
of Panasonic Corporation of Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading
developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic
products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic
Automotive Systems Company of America, together with Panasonic
Corporation's Automotive and Industrial Systems Company, coordinate
global automotive industry systems and component operations. For more
information on Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America please
visit www.panasonic.com/automotive.  
About QNX Software Systems  
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry
(NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BlackBerry), 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 Limited 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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Reader Information
Editorial Contacts, QNX
Devan Gillick
Breakaway Communications
Paul Leroux
QNX Software Systems
Editorial Contacts, Panasonic
Jim Reilly
Panasonic North America
Dan Unger
Panasonic North America
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