Express Logic Celebrates 15th Anniversary with 1.25 Billion ThreadX Deployments

Banner year highlighted by record sales and engineering expansion

(March 26, 2012)

Design West, ESC Summit, San Jose, CA, March 26, 2012 — Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free, real-time operating systems (RTOS), celebrates 15 years of successful RTOS business with record product license sales and more than 1.25 billion ThreadX®-based product deployments. Led by Broadcom’s and Marvell’s use of ThreadX in wireless networking SoCs, and HP’s use of ThreadX in its market-leading line of inkjet and all-in-one printers, ThreadX consistently ranks among the most widely deployed operating systems for mobile and embedded devices.

ThreadX powers a wide variety of products from consumer entertainment electronics to lifesaving medical devices:

Product Category

ThreadX Deployments

Representative Customers

Wireless Connectivity 750,000,000 Broadcom, Intel, Marvell
Inkjet Printers 375,000,000 HP, Sharp
Baseboard Management Controllers 50,000,000 Intel, QLogic
Cell Phones 30,000,000 Samsung, Infineon, Leadcore
Digital TV 16,000,000 Sony, Pioneer, Zoran
Digital Cameras 15,000,000 HP, Pentax, Zoran
DVD Recorders/Players 7,000,000 Toshiba, Sharp, Zoran
Storage Devices 3,500,000 ST, Quantum
DSL/Cable Modems 3,100,000 Conklin
Medical Devices 2,000,000 Welch-Allyn
Digital Radio 1,000,000 IBiquity
Space Probes 2 NASA

The success of 2012 is clear evidence of the continuing popularity of ThreadX. When customer projects, delayed during the depths of the worldwide recession, finally moved ahead, ThreadX was the obvious RTOS choice, helping Express Logic to achieve record sales in 2011.

Anticipating continued worldwide economic recovery in 2012 and beyond, Express Logic has expanded its engineering team with a product development group in Shanghai, China. The Shanghai team specializes in networking and device drivers, giving Express Logic an extremely talented group of developers who will play a significant role in future product development and overall growth. With connectivity playing a broader role in embedded systems, the ability to tailor networking products and their performance strategically positions Express Logic ahead of the competition. This team’s outstanding success, showing near-wire speed for TCP/IP network throughput on an STM32 Cortex-M3 processor, will also be announced at Design West.

To better assist developers in using ThreadX and NetX in new product designs in medical, industrial, and consumer electronics, Express Logic has amassed nearly 100 free demo downloads for quick-start evaluation and development. These demos support today’s most popular 32-bit processor architectures, including the ARM Cortex-M3 and M4, as well as platforms from AMD, ADI, Altera, ARC, Microchip, MIPS, Renesas, Tensilica, and Xilinx.

“Developers battle with exceedingly tight time-to-market cycles and resource constraints,” confirmed William E. Lamie, President of Express Logic. “ThreadX’s ease of use is extended by the availability of free, ready-to-use demo downloads that ensure developers consistently gain the best design outcomes. These strengths, along with royalty-free licensing and outstanding performance, have contributed to ThreadX gaining widespread adoption throughout the entire embedded systems market.”

About Express Logic and ThreadX

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic, Inc., offers the industry’s most advanced run-time solutions for deeply embedded applications, including the popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ and NetX Duo™ TCP/IP stacks, the FileX® embedded FAT-compatible file system, the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack, and the GUIX™ embedded graphical user interface development toolkit. Most products from Express Logic include full source-code and all are available free of run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquiries to

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Express Logic, Inc.
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