Gordon Bell (QNX)

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Gordon Bell is the co-creator of the QNX Realtime Operating System (with Dan Dodge). They began the project while students at the University of Waterloo in 1980. After moving to Kanata, Ontario, (a high-tech area outside Ottawa) to start Quantum Software Systems (later renamed to QUNIX. However, AT&T insisted the name be changed to avoid any confusion with their UNIX trademark. Thus, QUNIX was renamed QNX Software Systems), the first commercial version of QNX was released for the Intel 8088 CPU in 1982.

In 2002 Dodge and Bell were acclaimed as Heroes of Manufacturing by Fortune magazine.[1]


  1. ^ Bylinsky, Gene (March 17, 2003). "Heroes of Manufacturing". FORTUNE Magazine.