SDL plc

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SDL
Type Public (LSESDL)
Industry Language localization
Software testing
WCM/WEM
CEM
Founded 1992
Headquarters Maidenhead, UK
Key people Mark Lancaster, (Executive Chairman)
Revenue £269.3 million (2012)[1]
Operating income £35.8 million (2012)[1]
Net income £20.9 million (2012)[1]
Employees circa 2,000 (2012)
Website www.sdl.com

SDL plc is a company providing software and service solutions for language translation purposes including interpretation services. It is based in Maidenhead, England and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

History[edit]

The Company was founded by Mark Lancaster with nine employees in 1992. It opened its first overseas office in France in 1996[2] and was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999.[2] The company has grown organically and via acquisitions. SDL acquired International Translation & Publishing (ITP) in 2000, Alpnet in 2001, and the machine translation (MT) assets of Transparent Language in 2001. It bought Trados, a rival translation memory (TM) developer, in 2005.[3] In 2007, the company acquired Tridion, a content management system vendor,[4] and PASS Engineering, developers of PASSOLO software.[5] In 2008, it bought Idiom Technologies, a global information system management business.[6] In December 2009, SDL acquired Fredhopper, a Dutch eCommerce onsite search and navigation, onsite targeting and targeted advertising software vendor.[7] Later that same year, it bought Xopus, another Dutch company and the leader in online XML editing.[8] In May 2011 SDL acquired Dutch-based Media Asset Management company, Calamares,[9] in 2012 the campaign management and social media analytics company, Alterian,[10] and in 2013, bemoko, a supplier of mobile web solutions.[11]

Operations[edit]

SDL provides software and service solutions for language translation purposes. It has operations in 38 countries including Italy, France, Thailand, Japan, and India.[12]

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