BlackBerry Limited announced today that Strategy Analytics, a leading independent research firm, has determined that BlackBerry® QNX® software is now embedded in more than 215 million vehicles worldwide, an increase of 20 million from the previous year.
BlackBerry is the industry leader for safety-certified embedded software in the automotive industry, trusted by OEMs and Tier 1s across the industry, including BMW, Bosch, Continental, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Visteon. Automakers rely on BlackBerry QNX software for a wide variety of critical systems for today’s vehicles and for the next-generation software-defined vehicles of the future, as evidenced by the growth announced today and the company’s design win with 24 out of 10 25 Best Electric Vehicles Vehicle OEMs.
BlackBerry also announced that BlackBerry QNX royalty revenue backlog has increased to approximately $560 million by the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2023. This represents a 14% increase, compared to approximately $490 million last year. year. The backlog metric is calculated annually using QNX’s royalty rates and current forecasts of expected volumes over the lifetime of a design. BlackBerry QNX has recently won design wins from industry leaders such as Aptiv, Denso, Ford, GM, Hyundai, LG Electronics, Magna and Volvo.
“BlackBerry continues to be the clear market leader in safety-critical embedded automotive software, with consistent vehicle growth from over 16 million in 2013 to over 215 million today. We are delighted to be trusted by automotive OEMs and Tier 1s around the world,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman & CEO, BlackBerry. “Connected autonomous vehicles are at the heart of smart city development, so as the two As major markets that BlackBerry serves – IoT and cybersecurity – converge in an interdependent and combined market, our growth in the automotive industry will see the emergence of a trusted smart world.”
“BlackBerry remains the leading choice for safety-critical automotive software, deployed in millions of vehicles worldwide, and reflects a leading strategic vision,” said Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Strategy Analytics. “Over the past seven years, BlackBerry has maintained and expanded its position in a rapidly changing market and successfully delivered innovative automotive software solutions that OEMs and Tier 1s embed into vehicles sold around the world.”
Strategy Analytics determined the number of vehicles embedded with BlackBerry QNX software based on the number of BlackBerry QNX products shipped to the automotive market and the number of vehicles containing BlackBerry QNX products and technology. The vast majority of BlackBerry QNX software products integrated and used in automotive ECUs are licensed on a royalty-per-unit basis.
BlackBerry QNX software includes QNX® Neutrino® OS, QNX® Platform for ADAS, QNX® OS for Safety, QNX® CAR Platform for Infotainment, QNX® Platform for Digital Cockpits, QNX® Hypervisor 2.2, and QNX acoustic middleware.