Rightware Kanzi Partner Program Announces Founding Members at CES 2016

Global Ecosystem of Companies Developing Digital Car User Interfaces of Tomorrow

Las Vegas, January 6, 2016 - Rightware, the leading provider of user interface solutions for the automotive industry, announced today the founding members of its Kanzi Partner Program, a global ecosystem of companies working together to develop and define the future of digital Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) by utilizing Rightware’s Kanzi® software.

Founding members of the Kanzi Partner Program include over 20 companies that cover the entire automotive HMI delivery value chain including leading Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies, SoC and GPU vendors, operating system vendors, design studios and other automotive technology companies. The program is a unique way of networking with other companies using Rightware’s Kanzi software. By connecting automotive industry leaders, the program has already created significant new business for its members.

Several Kanzi Partner Program members are showcasing Rightware Kanzi based technology at CES 2016, including:

Rightware and QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited and a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, today unveiled their latest collaboration: a next-generation digital instrument cluster for the QNX reference vehicle. Rightware created a high-fidelity digital instrument cluster with crosswalk notifications, forward collision warnings, local speed limits, and turn-by-turn navigation, running on the QNX® Neutrino® OS. For a demonstration of the vehicle, visit North Hall, Booth 325.

Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation is showcasing various solutions built with Rightware Kanzi, including Visteon's Domain Controller SmartCoreTM platform and a fully reconfigurable instrument cluster based on the LightscapeTM D platform.

OpenSynergy, a cutting edge company specializing in embedded automotive software solutions in the vehicle cockpit, will be demonstrating a solution called "Shared GPU" at CES 2016. The "Shared-GPU" feature allows graphic-intensive software applications running independently in separate virtualized Linux partitions, to share the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) on the Freescale i.MX6 platform. Applications can access all functions provided by the OpenGL ES 2.0 API.

"Kanzi has become the leading HMI development tool for the automotive industry, and now we're making it even easier for our customers to network with other companies in the Kanzi ecosystem. We've been overwhelmed with the global interest in our partner program and we are open for new members to join" said Ville Ilves, President of Rightware Inc. and Head of the Kanzi Partner Program.

The following companies are the founding members of Kanzi Partner Program:

Cogent Embedded
Desay SV
Green Hills Software
Pocketsquare Design
QNX Software Systems
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Siili Solutions
TeleComunication Systems, Inc. (TCS)
Texas Instruments (TI)
Uedelhoven Studios


For more information:

Ville Ilves, President, Rightware Inc. (Head of the Program)

Phone: +1 408 502 1017, email: ville.ilves(at)rightware.com


Ying Xiong, Marketing Manager (Program Coordinator)

Phone: +358 44 0915 076, email: ying.xiong(at)rightware.com