PrismTech Gains Model-Based Engineering, Acquires Zeligsoft Tools Unit

PrismTech[tm], a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, announced that it has acquired the tools business of Zeligsoft, a leading vendor of model-based development tools for embedded software systems. The acquisition follows on from a successful partnering agreement signed in July 2009 that created Spectra CX, which is now the most widely used SCA-compliant development tool by SDR developers. This immediate success quickly led to acquisition discussions that resulted in this announcement.

The acquisition will combine PrismTech’s expertise in embedded platform middleware with Zeligsoft’s expertise in Model-Based Engineering (MBE) tools and methodologies.

“With this integration of Zeligsoft technology, PrismTech has now completed the creation of a comprehensive solution for the global Software-Defined Radio customer base,” states Chip Downing, senior director of aerospace and defense at Wind River. “Our joint VxWorks and Linux customers can now enjoy a powerful, high performance, highly integrated SDR solution based upon industry standards that will accelerate the deployment of next-generation radio platforms.”

“This combination of PrismTech’s and Zeligsoft’s expertise will result in a win-win-win for PrismTech, Zeligsoft, and most importantly for our customers,” said Keith Steele, CEO, PrismTech. “The combination of Zeligsoft’s and PrismTech’s core competencies and their integration and deployment in innovative products has already resulted in great success for Spectra CX and we see many more opportunities for extending Spectra CX (for example adding support for DSP and FPGA component generation) and launching advanced new development tools for both the SDR segment and other vertical markets.”

Francis Bordeleau, CEO, Zeligsoft, added “All our customers build deployment platforms as well as applications, so we’ve always known that a combination of our tooling leadership with a leader in platform middleware would be a logical marriage. PrismTech is that clear leader in SDR/SCA platform middleware, so now we can offer our customers a complete SDR solution as well as the tools that support their own SCA implementation. This partnership with PrismTech will also accelerate our tooling roadmap for other advanced middleware technologies, such as DDS.”

Under the agreement both PrismTech and Zeligsoft will continue to work with their third-party partners.

About PrismTech
PrismTech is a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware. PrismTech’s products enable our OEM, Systems Integrator, and End User customers to build and optimize high-performance systems primarily for Mil/Aero, Communications, Industrial, and Financial Markets.

Spectra, Spectra SDR, Spectra CX, Spectra OE and Spectra DTP4500 are trademarks of PrismTech.