Express Logic Has Record Year As ThreadX RTOS Deployments Soar To Over 500 Million

Express Logics revenues double in 2007, led by surge in use of ThreadX

ESC-Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, April 15, 2008 ― Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that the total number of product deployments using its popular ThreadX® RTOS now total in excess of 500 million units. Led by HPs use of ThreadX in their line of inkjet and All-In-One printers and Broadcom and Marvels use of ThreadX in wireless networking SoCs, ThreadX has consistently ranked among the most widely deployed operating systems for embedded devices. Thanks to its royalty-free licensing model, Express Logic's ThreadX has been used in millions of Bluetooth, WiFi, and baseband radio wireless networking SoCs that target devices such as smartphones, PDAs, modems, and other wireless communications equipment.

Closely related to the growth in volume deployments of ThreadX, Express Logics business has flourished in the past year, growing by more than 100% in 2007. Over the past 5 years, Express Logic has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 38%.

“In the past year, weve more than doubled our revenue as ThreadX deployments were accompanied by increases in our networking and USB products as well,” commented William E. Lamie, president of Express Logic. “Our volume deployment is largely due to the explosive growth of Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless networking applications that use ThreadX for RF communications. Our actual count is much higher than the 500 million were announcing today, but were making a conservative estimate, since many of our customers do not make their volume shipment figures available.”

ThreadX has been used to power a wide variety of products, from entertaining consumer electronics to life-saving medical devices:

Product Category ThreadX


Representative Customers

Wireless Networking 250,000,000 Broadcom, Intel, Marvell

Inkjet Printers 200,000,000 HP, Sharp

Baseboard Management Controllers 25,000,000 Intel, QLogic

Cell Phones 15,000,000 Samsung, Infineon, Datang

Digital TV 12,500,000 Sony, Pioneer, Zoran

Digital Cameras 10,000,000 HP, Pentax, Zoran

DVD Recorders/Players 5,500,000 Toshiba, Sharp, Zoran

Storage Devices 2,700,000 ST, Quantum

DSL/Cable Modems 2,500,000 Conklin

Medical Devices 900,000 Welch-Allyn

Digital Radio 700,000 IBiquity

Space Probes 2 NASA

ThreadX is Express Logics small-footprint, fast, royalty-free RTOS for demanding real-time applications. Its royalty-free business model makes ThreadX extremely attractive for high-volume devices. Equally important is the ease-of-use that enables ThreadX-powered devices to get to market on time and within budget, leading to high levels of success in the marketplace and the resulting high volumes.

Lamie adds, “These deployment volumes illustrate the rock-solid reliability of ThreadX. Without bullet-proof high reliability, such production volume would never be economically achievable. Were very proud that ThreadX has proven so reliable that many of our customers products have reached high-volume production success.”

Shipping and Availability

ThreadX and USBX are available in full source code form, royalty free, at license prices starting at $12,500.

About Express Logic

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with field offices in Redditch, UK, and Hanover and Munich, Germany, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solutions and development tools for deeply embedded applications, including its popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FileX® embedded FAT-compatible file system, the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack, the PEGX™ GUI development kit, the BenchX™ Eclipse-based IDE, and the TraceX™ real-time graphical event trace and analysis tool. All products from Express Logic include full source-code and have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquires to

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