ThreadX(r) RTOS Deployments Soar to Over 750 Million Led by Wireless SoC Applications

Express Logic has now deployed 750 million units of ThreadX, primarily in wireless networking SoC applications. Royalty-free licensing and high reliability has won ThreadX first in high-volume products in consumer and industrial markets from printers and wireless networking to life-saving medical devices.

April 26, 2010, ESC-Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA — Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that the number of ThreadX-based product deployments now totals more than 750 million units. Led by HP’s use of ThreadX in their line of inkjet and All-In-One printers and Broadcom and Marvell’s use of ThreadX in wireless networking SoCs, ThreadX consistently ranks 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 high-volume products across multiple consumer and industrial markets. ThreadX powers a wide variety of products from entertaining consumer electronics to life-saving medical devices:

Product Category ThreadX

Representative Customers

Wireless Connectivity 400,000,000 Broadcom, Intel, Marvell

Inkjet Printers 275,000,000 HP, Sharp

Baseboard Management Controllers 35,000,000 Intel, QLogic

Cell Phones 22,000,000 Samsung, Infineon, Leadcore

Digital TV 16,000,000 Sony, Pioneer, Zoran

Digital Cameras 16,000,000 HP, Pentax, Zoran

DVD Recorders/Players 7,000,000 Toshiba, Sharp, Zoran

Storage Devices 3,500,000 ST, Quantum

DSL/Cable Modems 3,500,000 Conklin

Medical Devices 1,500,000 Welch-Allyn

Digital Radio 1,000,000 IBiquity

Space Probes 2 NASA

“In the past year, ThreadX deployments were boosted by a number of successful applications in the wireless sector, notably Bluetooth, e-readers, Blu-ray players, telematics, and smartphones,” commented William E. Lamie, president of Express Logic. “We’re very proud to be used in so many successful electronic devices, once again underscoring the vital role that ThreadX plays in products that get to market quickly and achieve widespread success.”

ThreadX is Express Logic’s 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.

Lamie adds, “These deployment volumes and ahead-of-schedule project completions illustrate the rock-solid reliability of ThreadX and its ease-of-use. Without bullet-proof reliability and the ease-of-use that enables speedy development and fast time-to-market, such production volume would never be economically achievable. We’re very proud that ThreadX has proven itself to be so user friendly and reliable that customers’ products have achieved such high volumes.”

Shipping and Availability

ThreadX is available in full source code form, royalty-free, with project license prices starting at $12,500.

About Express Logic

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solutions for deeply embedded applications. Surrounding Express Logic’s popular ThreadX RTOS is a suite of middleware including the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FAT-compatible FileX™ file system, the easy-to-use PEGX™ graphics toolkit, and the comprehensive USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack. Express Logic also features innovative development tools including the Eclipse-based BenchX® IDE, the graphical TraceX® real-time event analyzer, and the new, unique StackX™ stack size analyzer. All run-time products from Express Logic include full source-code and have no royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquiries to

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