QNX and ARM Drive MPCore Technology In Automotive Multimedia Applications

OTTAWA, Canada and CAMBRIDGE, England, October 16// --

o Companies Collaborate to Bring the Performance and Scalability of Symmetric Multiprocessing to In-Car Infotainment and Telematics Systems

QNX Software Systems and ARM [(LSE:ARM)]; (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced
at Convergence 2006, Detroit, MI, their collaboration in symmetric
multiprocessing (SMP) solutions for automotive multimedia applications. QNX,
the leading vendor of realtime operating systems and middleware for the
in-car telematics and infotainment market, currently supports the ARM11(TM)
family for automotive multimedia applications and is working with ARM to
extend that support to the ARM11 MPCore(TM) multicore processor. QNX is a
member of the ARM(R) Connected Community and is collaborating with ARM to
accelerate the adoption of SMP technology in the automotive market and to
provide software flexibility in the development of reliable, high-performance
multimedia and navigation systems.

"Car manufacturers and tier-one suppliers today face the challenge of
designing system architectures that can support changing system requirements
for the many years of production and the lifetime use of a vehicle.
Furthermore, the requirements for telematics and infotainment systems vary
widely across manufacturers and geographic regions, making it imperative that
in-car systems are designed to be as flexible as possible," said Andrew
Poliak, automotive segment manager, QNX Software Systems. "Together, QNX and
ARM are working to deliver an integrated, highly scalable symmetric
multiprocessing solution that addresses the high performance, low power, and
design consistency demanded by automotive manufacturers."

The ARM11 MPCore synthesizable multicore processor can be configured to
contain between one and four processors, delivering an aggregate performance
of 3100 Dhrystone MIPS while consuming less than 950mW (TSMC 90G, excluding
caches). The QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS offers a patented, highly optimized
implementation of SMP, allowing applications to take full advantage of
multicore hardware. It also supports bound multiprocessing (BMP), an
innovative multiprocessing model that combines the scalability and
performance of SMP with simplified migration of existing in-car software

"The automotive-grade reliability of the QNX Neutrino RTOS makes it a
strong choice for in-car infotainment and telematics systems, and will serve
as an excellent complement to the ARM11 MPCore multicore processor," said
Wayne Lyons, director, Embedded Solutions, ARM. "ARM and QNX are
collaborating to streamline the design of multiprocessor systems, giving
developers the flexibility to optimize performance, minimize costs and
integrate additional functionality as needed to support the advanced in-car
multimedia systems of the future."

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 and QNX Momentics(R) development suite
together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for
building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such
as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, 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. Visit www.qnx.com.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital
products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging
applications. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC
microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded
memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog
functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company's
broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a
fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More
information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.

About the ARM Connected Community

The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to
provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for
products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to
Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking
opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to
provide end-to-end customer solutions. For more information, please visit

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AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.; and ARM Norway AS.

Source: QNX Software Systems and ARM Ltd

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