RIM has made an acquisition today; the mobile device manufacturer has acquired QNX Software Systems from Harman International. The deal is is expected integrate user experience in RIM’s smartphones and QNX’s in-vehicle audio and infotainment systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
RIM will also be working to expand QNX’s technology in the automotive markets. The Canadian mobile device manufacturer just acquired BlackBerry-app maker Viigo a few weeks ago.
QNX Software Systems, based in Ottawa, Ontario, was founded in 1980 and acquired by Harman in 2004. One of its flagship products is the Neutrino platform OS, which the company says is deployed across multiple business sectors including automotive, industrial, telecommunications, medical, defense, and aerospace.
QNX recently announced that its technology has been licensed for more than 17 million in-vehicle systems worldwide, an increase of 130 percent since 2008.
BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) is a Canadian designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless devices and solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company is best known as the developer of the BlackBerry smart phone. Blackberry technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. Blackberry was founded in 1984. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific....