Who Are We?

Every day, millions of people worldwide are touched by products that rely on Lynx Software Technologies software—from Internet and phone communications, to airline flight-control systems, office automation and medical devices. Lynx Software Technologies software provides the hidden intelligence that empowers, protects and secures our modern world.

It’s no secret to the people who build embedded applications like these that Lynx Software Technologies operating systems offer unmatched levels of performance, stability, and security for their projects.

In 1988, Lynx Software Technologies (formerly LynuxWorks and Lynx Real-Time Systems) made history right away with the launch of the LynxOS® real-time operating system (RTOS), offering UNIX® functionality to developers of embedded systems long before embedded Linux® became available.

Our Strengths

Our Commitment to Open Standards
From our earliest days, Lynx Software Technologies has conformed to open standards, such as UNIX and POSIX. Only Lynx Software Technologies’ products provide developers of embedded applications the ability to leverage the reuse of existing code, third-party commercial solutions and open-source applications seamlessly, with unrivaled interoperability and portability among various platforms. Lynx Software Technologies is active in many of the industry committees and groups that shape and maintain standards—such as OMG (Object Management Group), Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, power.org, and eclipse.org. This ensures that our customers’ needs are met by the standards we support, keeping our open systems current as standards evolve. For our avionics customers, we adhere to the ARINC 653 standard, and we offer a MILS-based separation kernel for our customers demanding the highest levels of security. We utilize the industry-standard Eclipse framework and the open-source projects such as CDT to provide an enterprise-strength open development environment. This commitment to openness extends to our customer relationships as well. We provide customers with access to source code and engineering resources, as well as the opportunity to participate in discussions of our product direction through our Customer Advisory Board.
Fail-Safe Reliability
Unlike the typical desktop system, many embedd ed systems run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, maintaining our quality of life and ensuring our safety. The greatest challenge in designing such embedded systems is ensuring the fail-safe operation of these “always on” devices. Lynx Software Technologies’ products have proven their dependability time and again even in the most extreme environments. Lynx Software Technologies’ operating systems are the most tested in the world—both in the lab and in everyday environments. In addition to our own thorough, in-house testing and verification measures, all Lynx Software Technologies products are submitted to rigorous testing against a wide array of quality standards, including ISO and CMMI. LynxOS has been at the core of the British national telephone network for more than 10 years without a single failure. Our industry-leading avionics solution, LynxOS-178, has logged more than 500,000 flight hours for one of our leading avionics customers, over a number of airframe platforms in true safety-critical applications.
Ultimate Safety for Safety-Critical Systems
Our LynxOS-178 RTOS remains the only hard real-time operating system certifiable to the DO-178B level A avionics software certification process accepted by both U.S. and European regulators. LynxOS-178 also offers the interoperability benefits of POSIX and support for the ARINC 653 Application Executive (APEX). Widely deployed in both commercial and military avionics applications, LynxOS-178 offers brick-wall partitioning of applications allowing integrated software systems to coexist on the same hardware platform without compromising system safety. Due to its modular design, in which large segments of the RTOS remain standard regardless of the hardware it runs on, LynxOS-178 is the only operating system to have been awarded a reusable software component (RSC) rating from the FAA. This rating makes it easier for developers of safety-critical systems to transfer the component from one system to another, without recertifi cation. LynxOS-178 is appropriate for—and has been deployed in—non-avionics environments as well and has been used in other safety-critical applications in the automotive, industrial-control, medical and transportation industries.
Security for the Modern World’s Interconnected Systems
Today’s embedded systems require interconnectivity, therefore, the need for increased security. Designing security into embedded systems is not an easy task and requires security from the network, through the application and down to the operating system. For military systems, guidelines and certification requirements ensure that systems are secure, and today’s operating systems need to adhere to them. Security standards such as those defined by Common Criteria have different levels of information assurance (EAL1 to EAL7), with increasingly stringent requirements. At Lynx Software Technologies, we have been designing our operating systems to help our customers meet whatever security requirement is demanded. Our LynxOS family of operating systems provides open POSIX APIs. For higher levels of security (up to EAL7), we designed, from the ground up, the LynxSecure separation kernel. LynxSecure is a MILS (multiple independent levels of security) architecture and employs a high-performance hypervisor (HPH). This hypervisor allows multiple applications and multiple operating systems to run on the same hardware system, all in their own secure partitions, operating at their own levels of security. LynxSecure is small, fast, secure and meets the design requirements for high-assurance systems. The technology is also flexible with the incorporation of the HPH and can be used for other non-secure systems where there is a need to run multiple operating systems in virtualized partitions.
Tools, Support, Services, Training, Partners
Lynx Software Technologies’ operating systems are used by leading companies in a wide array of industries, from aviation and defense to networking and telecom to consumer electronics and industrial automation. Companies including 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, iRobot, Galileo, Lockheed Martin, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grummun, Rockwell Collins and Xerox have selected Lynx Software Technologies’ products as the basis of hundreds of thousands of projects. We work with our customers to develop open-standards-based products that are the most reliable, safe and secure in the world. Our customers have grown to rely on our development expertise and our ISO 9001 compliance to bring their innovations to market. Our training and support teams support our customers throughout their products’ extended lifecycles, starting with our catalog of embedded system programming workshops, which allow our customers to get the most from their investment in our products. Headquartered in San José, California, Lynx Software Technologies, Inc., is a pioneer and proven leader in the embedded software market, and its strict adherence to, and evangelism of, open standards is unique among embedded software vendors.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

GURJOT SINGH

CEO

Gurjot Singh is the chief executive officer at Lynx Software Technologies. In his 24 years at Lynx, he has run the marketing, engineering and services divisions, and has brought this experience together for the last 8 years as CEO. Prior to joining Lynx, Mr. Singh co-founded iN Machines, a company that provided consulting in the area of software development, including real-time operating systems. Before that, Mr. Singh was with Dynatech Computer Systems, where he was vice president of the business unit responsible for product development, sales and marketing of their image processing product line.

WILL KEEGAN

CTO

In his role as chief technical officer, Will Keegan leads the technology direction across all the Lynx product lines. He has been instrumental in the development of key security technologies within Lynx to broaden the reach of the existing products, with a focus on cyber-security, cryptography and virtualization. Will joined Lynx in 2011 as the director of security solutions, with responsibility for the LynxSecure product line. Prior to Lynx, he was a product specialist at Objective Interface Systems, Inc., with responsibility for product engineering of real-time middleware and high assurance cryptographic network technologies. He holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Texas.

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ARUN SUBBARAO

VP Engineering & Technology

Arun Subbarao is Vice President of Engineering & Technology at Lynx Software Technologies, responsible for the development of products for the Internet of Things and Cyber-security markets. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry working on security, safety, virtualization, operating systems and networking technologies. In this role, he spearheaded the development of the LynxSecure separation kernel & hypervisor product as well as other software innovations in cyber-security leading to multiple patents. He is also a panelist and presenter at several industry conferences. He holds a BS in Computer Science from India, MS in Computer Science from SUNY Albany and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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ROBERT DAY

VP Marketing

Robert Day is Vice President of Marketing for Lynx Software Technologies, where he is responsible for all global external and internal marketing functions. With more than 20 years in the embedded industry, and more recently in the security industry, he has combined these worlds to help meet the security needs of the connected embedded world (better know as the Internet of Things). Based in San José, California, Robert is a graduate of The University of Brighton, England, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

LEE CRESSWELL

VP, Sales

Lee Cresswell, vice president of sales at Lynx Software Technologies, is responsible for Lynx’s worldwide sales channel. Lee joined Lynx as the sales director, EMEA in 2013, where he had responsibility for all business in that region. He has an outstanding track record in European and international sales for technology companies, including positions at Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Texas Instruments and Wind River. He started his career in software development. Lee Cresswell has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of York and an MBA from the London Business School.

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IAN BROWDE

VP Corporate Development

Ian Browde is Vice President of Corporate Development for Lynx Software Technologies, where he is responsible for strategic relationships with global OEMs, systems integrators and manufacturers in the IoT (Internet of Things). With over 25 years in high-tech and cyber-security, business development, and leadership, he has worked for global companies like Apple, Nokia, Trend Micro and Santa Cruz Operations and has managed strategic alliances with the likes of Microsoft, Dell, Compaq (now HP), RSA, Cisco, Citrix and Oracle. He has started companies, currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Angie Communications International, and served for 8 years on the Board of Advisors for the San Francisco State University Centre for Electronic Commerce. Based in San Jose, California, Ian holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a J.D. from the Santa Clara University Law School in California.

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INGRID OSBORNE

VP Finance

Ingrid Osborne is Vice President of Finance at Lynx Software Technologies, where she is responsible for directing all financial aspects of the company and ensuring compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles and with state and federal regulations. Prior to joining Lynx she held various positions at Hitachi Data Systems and Ireland & San Fillipo, LLP. Ms. Osborne has more than 25 years of finance experience and more than 15 years in the high-tech software industry and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Jose State University.

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FRANK LUCERO

VP, Support Services and Infrastructure

Frank Lucero is Vice President of Support Services and Infrastructure for Lynx Software Technologies, where he is responsible for Quality, Support Services, IT and Facilities. With more than 20 years in the high-tech support services industry he has held executive and management positions with Compaq and Hewlett Packard. Prior to joining Lynx, Frank was Managing Director of Support Services for Software Spectrum, leading a worldwide organization of 1800 employees and $80M in revenues. Based in San Jose, California, Frank holds a BS and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University Of California, Santa Barbara; and an MBA from University Of California, Los Angeles.