Alsys

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The company Alsys, SA. (founded 1980, merged 1995) was a software development company created to support initial work on the Ada programming language.[1][2] In July 1995, Alsys merged to become Thomson Software Products (TSP),[2] which merged into Aonix in 1996.

History[edit]

Alsys SA. the French company was founded in 1980 by Jean Ichbiah (1940–2007). Also in 1980 the American subsidiary Alsys inc. was formed with Ben Brosgol (from Intermetrics),[3] and Pascal Clève. [1][2][3]

In 1985 a British subsidiary, Alsys ltd was formed with John Barnes as the MD.[4]

During merger mania of the 1990s, Alsys was repositioned via a series of mergers.

In 1991 Alsys was acquired by Thomson-CSF.[5]

In November 1992, Thomson-CSF acquired TeleSoft and merged it with Alsys.[5] [6]

In July 1995, Thomson-CSF merged two of their subsidiaries, Alsys and MUST Software, a software development corporation based in Norwalk, Connecticut, to form Thomson Software Products (TSP).[2][7]

In November,1996, TSP merged with IDE (Interactive Development Environments, Inc.) to form Aonix.

Thomson-CSF (now known as Thales), sold Aonix to Gore Technology Group (GTG) in the late 1990s.

Aonix acquired Select Software in 2001.[8]

In January 2003, GTG sold the Critical Development Solutions (CDS) division of Aonix, which included the Alsys, Telesoft and IDE product lines, to a group of French investors. The name Aonix was kept for this new company, while Select Business Solutions was the name given to the part under Gore control.[9]

In 2003, Aonix acquired NewMonics of Tucson, Arizona, a supplier of Java-compliant virtual machines for embedded and real-time systems.[10]

In January, 2010 Aonix merged with Artisan Software Tools to form Atego.[11]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ada 83 designer Jean Ichbiah dies", Ada-Europe, 2007, webpage: AdaE-Jobit.
  2. ^ a b c d "Wide window beckons to suppliers: just do it - the Software Magazine 1995 Top 100", Colleen Frye, Deborah Melewski, Software Magazine, July 1995, webpage: FindArticles-492.
  3. ^ a b "Parallel Processing in Ada", David Parker, April 1989, webpage: CNavy-12.
  4. ^ Amazon.co.uk: High Integrity Software: The SPARK Approach to Safety and Security: John Barnes
  5. ^ a b 73: Alsys Group, Reston, Va - Top 100: Profiles of the Leading Independent Software Companies - Brief Article - Cover Story | Software Magazine
  6. ^ TeleSoft and Alsys say their merger will result in the world's largest software company dedicated to CASE and Ada products and services. (computer-aided software engineering) ...
  7. ^ Alsys merges with Must. | North America > United States from AllBusiness.com
  8. ^ http://www.softwaremag.com/L.cfm?Doc=newsletter/2001-07-25.html#Aonix
  9. ^ http://www.selectbs.com/adt/press-releases/030102-aonix-split-select-business-solutions
  10. ^ http://www.aonix.com/pr_08.04.03.html
  11. ^ http://www.atego.com/press-release.html

References[edit]

  • "Parallel Processing in Ada", David Parker, April 1989, webpage: CNavy-12.

External links[edit]

  • "Parallel Processing in Ada", David Parker, April 1989, webpage: CNavy-12.