BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (NASD: RIMM) announced on Friday that it has acquired
QNX Software Systems from Harman International.
Financial terms of the deal
were not disclosed.
Founded in 1980, Ontario-based QNX was acquired by audio
equipment maker Harman in 2004.
The company provides vehicular audio and
infotainment systems, as well as Neutrino, an operating system deployed across
a range of markets.
Its technology has to date been licensed for use in more
than 17 million car systems.
RIM president and CEO Mike Lazaridis said the
company intends to use QNX’s technology "to further integrate and enhance
the user experience between smartphones and in-vehicle audio and infotainment