Rightware

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Private
Industry Information Technology
Founded 2009
Headquarters Helsinki, Finland
Key people
Tero Sarkkinen (Founder), Jonas Geust[1] (CEO)
Number of employees
50–100
Website rightware.com

Rightware is a Finnish software development company that provides user interface software for automotive and other embedded industries.[2] Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Rightware has offices in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, London and Munich. In 2015, Deloitte nominated Rightware on its "Fast 50" list of 50 fastest growing tech companies.[3]

History[edit]

Rightware was founded in December 2009 after it received a €3 million investment to acquire the mobile business unit from Futuremark.[4]

In January 2011, Rightware officially released their UI design software called Kanzi UI Solution, and demonstrated a stereoscopic 3D home screen for Android made by Kanzi at Mobile World Congress 2011.[5]

In 2013 it was announced that Audi was using Rightware's Kanzi software for developing digital user interfaces for Audi cars.[6][7] The first commercial vehicle (Audi A3) with Kanzi technology was shipped in June 2012.[8] At CES 2014, Audi revealed its fully digital Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster, created using Rightware Kanzi.

In May 2013, Rightware raised another $5.2 million in venture capital funding.[9]

On May 7, 2015,[10] Rightware divested its graphics benchmarking business to Basemark, a newly formed Helsinki-based company in a management buyout deal.

In September 2015, Rightware announced that it was collaborating with Nissan.[11]

In January 2016, Rightware announced the founding members[12] of its Kanzi Partner Program.

In February 2016, Rightware stated that more than 15 car manufacturers were using its Kanzi software for creating user interfaces.[13]

Products[edit]

Kanzi[edit]

Kanzi is a user interface creation software consisting of two parts: Kanzi Studio and Kanzi Engine.

Kanzi Performance Analyzer[edit]

Kanzi Performance Analyzer is a performance measurement toolkit for automotive hardware and software platforms. By running a series of tests based on automotive Human-Machine Interface (HMI) use cases, the toolkit provides the user with reports and insight over the performance of available automotive platforms, helping them choose the right hardware and software platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rightware-appoints-ceo-key-step-140000991.html
  2. ^ "BaseMark GUI from RightWare Launches: SoCs Benchmarked". AnandTech. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Technology Fast 50 2015 listing | Deloitte Finland | Fast 50". Deloitte Finland. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  4. ^ Vesterinen, Ville (2010-01-08). "Rightware Buys Futuremark's Mobile Unit And Closes A €3m Investment". ArcticStartup. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  5. ^ Kyle Thibaut (2011-02-12). "Exclusive: Images And Video Of Rightware's Stereoscopic 3D Android Interface | TechCrunch". Crunchgear.com. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  6. ^ Takahashi, Dean (30 January 2013). "Rightware finds a home for its Kanzi user interface in car computers and mobile devices". VentureBeat. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Nguyen, Hubert (29 January 2013). "Rightware’s Kanzi Interface May Soon Power Your Car Dashboard". Übergizmo. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "User controls and display in the new Audi A3". Audi. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Lomas, Natasha (14 May 2013). "Finnish Startup Rightware Closes $5.2M Series B To Drive Global Growth Of Its Embedded UI Creation Tool Business". TechCrunch. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Rightware sold its benchmark businessChester, Brandon (8 May 2015). "Rightware's BenchMark Division Acquired By Benchmark". AnandTech. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Nissan uses Rightware user interface for Gripz concept car". Telematics News. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  12. ^ "Rightware Kanzi Partner Program Announces Founding Members at CES 2016 | Rightware". www.rightware.com. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  13. ^ "Rightware: Finns help car industry to go digital | Tekes". www.tekes.fi. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 

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