Freescale Semiconductor announced that it has acquired certain key assets of Swell Software, an industry leader in graphical user interface (GUI) software tools. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Swell Software, based in Port Huron, Mich., was founded in 1997 with the mission to provide a GUI solution for embedded systems.
Swell’s C/PEG, PEG Pro and PEG+ product offerings include embedded GUI development tools that work tightly with real-time operating systems, C/C++ compiler suites and reference platforms. Swell products are currently used in a variety of embedded applications, including printers, MP3 players, handheld GPS units, home security systems, medical electronics and digital cameras. Freescale will continue to support the existing customer base and existing silicon options currently available via the acquired key assets and its software portfolio.
“The acquisition of the PEG product line enhances the long-term, strategic value we can deliver to our customers,” said Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Microcontroller Solutions Group. “Swell’s GUI software products work closely with our customers’ real-time operating systems and will benefit them as they continue to incorporate more LCD screens and display interfaces into their new product lines.”
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations around the world.