|Privately held company|
|Headquarters||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Chris Howard (Founder & CEO)|
|Services||Software Development, technology services.|
Number of employees
Softeq Development Corporation (Softeq) is a full-cycle service provider, specializing in tech-intensive and research-driven solutions in the software development space that include data-rich web projects, mobile solutions (customer loyalty, image and video processing, indoor positioning) and low-level programming (CUDA-based projects, system software). The company was founded in 1997.
The company was founded by Chris Howard in Houston, Texas, United States, in 1997. The name “Softeq” originally implied “technical software” that used to be the core focus area of the company in its early days.[better source needed]
In 2008, the company opened its branch in Minsk, Belarus, which became its development center, and now has over 150 employees. Softeq Development is a resident of High Tech Park, a scientific and business cluster located in Minsk, Belarus.
Softeq’s Minsk office has been the locus of NAND flash memory research for SanDisk. SanDisk’s instrument for modeling sub-20 nm NAND flash memory endurance behavior, developed in collaboration with Softeq, was showcased at the Flash Memory Summit 2013 in Santa Clara, California.
The company’s embedded software development department was a long-term partner of the world’s second-largest flash memory producer SK Hynix. In 2014, the chipmaker’s acquisition of the dedicated development center within Softeq led to the foundation of Softeq Flash Solutions LLC. The Softeq’s spin-off now makes part of SK Hynix's R&D center for flash memory products.
The company is actively engaged in a number of technically innovative development initiatives (web, mobile, wearable tech) for industry leaders in electronics, media and entertainment, consumer products, and industrial automation areas, among which are Nvidia, Omron, SanDisk, Atlas Copco, BlinkFX, and Hewlett-Packard. Softeq is an official member of Apple Inc.’s MFi Program.
DURATEQ ATV is a rugged handheld device, featuring Disney SyncLink Technology. The solution was built relying on content development services by MGBH Media Access Group and R&D efforts in the field of media accessibility for disabled people by the Accessible Learning and Assessment Technologies group of NCAM. DURATEQ is installed across multiple branches of the National Park Service, including George Washington's Mount Vernon, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the World of Coca-Cola Museum in Florida, The Hall at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA, AT&T Stadium in Dallas, and the National Museum of the American Indian.
zGames LLC, the game development brand of Softeq, was launched in 2009. In 2012, zGames won the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge by Atari. zGames has made a number of remakes of classic game titles, including Pong World and QIX Galaxy, and co-developed Fright Fight with Appsolute Games.
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