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Atego acquires IBM Rational Apex Ada Developer product family

Adds Ada IDE for mixed Ada/C/C++ application and embedded software development.

Jul 19, 2012 - 17:00 PM


San Diego, USA and Cheltenham, UK – 19th July, 2012. Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware, has entered into an agreement with International Business Machines Corporation to acquire the IBM Rational Apex® Ada Developer product family, including the IBM Rational Apex integrated development environment. The transaction is expected to close on July 31, 2012.

“Atego has been strongly committed to the Ada market for many years, in fact one of its founders Jean Ichbiah (who created Aonix, which was acquired by Atego in 2010), invented the Ada language. Ada technology is a significant part of Atego’s revenues and plays an important role in Atego’s strategy,” said Pierre Cesarini, CEO of Atego. “This acquisition will add considerable breadth and depth to our solutions and services for complex and embedded Ada development, reinforcing our position in the market and boosting our potential for growth.”

Atego is committed to continue its Ada investment in the future. Within its 150 strong workforce, Atego has some of the leading expert Ada engineers in the world, making it an industry leader for complex, mission- and safety-critical Ada tooling.

Under the terms of the agreement, Atego will acquire the Rational Ada Developer product line, including all products and intellectual property. The IBM development and support staff responsible for IBM Rational Ada Developer will join Atego. The acquisition will see all of the IBM Rational Ada Developer employees integrated into Atego’s global business operations. Atego will rebrand the product family to’ Atego ApexAda Developer’ and the core IDE product ‘Rational Apex’ to ‘Atego Apex’.

The Atego ApexAda Developer family of host and embedded development environments for Ada and mixed Ada/C/C++ applications provide a single, scalable environment for creating and deploying multiplatform UNIX® and Linux® Ada applications. The Atego ApexAda Developer embedded target environments combine the host environment with time-tested embedded technology for host-to-target development of real-time embedded systems.


About Atego:

Atego is a world leading software tools and professional services company, focused on helping organizations engineer complex, mission- and safety-critical systems and software. With today’s systems and software engineering projects continually growing in complexity, Atego Vantage collaborative design and development environment, Atego Perspective MB-PLE process and expert professional services enable abstraction, optimization and automation – dramatically increasing quality, security and productivity.


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