QNX and TechKinetics Begin Major Expansion into China

OTTAWA, Canada, May 4, 2004 - To meet the demand for realtime and embedded technology in the rapidly developing Chinese economy, QNX Software Systems today announced the first step into an expanded presence in China.QNX distributor TechKinetics of Singapore has opened the first of three new sales and engineering facilities in Shanghai, China. Located in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai, the new office will service companies in a variety of market segments, including multimedia, networking, and transportation. In June 2004, TechKinetics will open an additional Chinese office in the Haidian District of Beijing. A third office in Shenzhen is scheduled to open this fall.
As a premier distributor in the QNX Solutions Network, the Chinese offices of TechKinetics will act as an extension of QNX Software Systems, offering local sales, customer training, consulting, on-site support, technical support, and software development services for the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) and the QNX Momentics® development suite.
""This expansion into China with QNX is a strategic step for both of us,"" said Q.Z. Huang, general manager of TK Shanghai. ""Together with our network of resellers, we will extend our formula for success in southeast Asia to other customers throughout China.""
According to Venture Development Corporation, the market for embedded hardware and software in the Asia Pacific region is expected to experience 18 per cent annual growth for the next several years.
""TechKinetics has demonstrated their ability to make great inroads into new geographic markets for QNX,"" said Kimm Krueger, director, Indirect Channels, QNX Software Systems. ""We are very proud to work with TechKinetics as we grow together in new ventures.""
About Techkinetics Pte Ltd.
Techkinetics Pte Ltd is headquartered in Singapore with overseas offices and partners covering Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Australia, and New Zealand. The company represents several world-leading technology and components manufacturers (United States, Canada, Taiwan, Korea) with a primary focus in market segments such as networking, telecommunications, military, industrial automation, and automotive. Powered with more than 20 years of engineering experience, Techkinetics offers customers and business partners ideal, cost-effective, and innovative business solution Visit www.tech-kinetics.com.
About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.
Media contact
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QNX Software Systems
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