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Telelogic AB
TypePrivate (acquired by IBM)
IndustrySoftware services
HeadquartersMalmö Sweden
Area served
Key people
Anders Lidbeck (President & CEO)
Bo Dimert (Chairman of the Board)
ServicesBusiness Process Optimization
Application Lifecycle Management
Model Driven Development
Revenue1,524.9 SEK million FY 2006
Number of employees
1,237 (Dec 2007)

Telelogic AB was a software business headquartered in Malmö, Sweden. Telelogic was founded in 1983 as a research and development arm of Televerket, the Swedish department of telecom (now part of TeliaSonera). It was later acquired by IBM Rational, and exists under the IBM software group.[1]

Telelogic had operations in 22 countries and had been publicly traded since 1999. CEO and President in 2001 was Anders Lidbeck.[2] On June 11, 2007, IBM announced that it had made a cash offer to acquire Telelogic.[3][4][5] On August 29, 2007, the European Union opened an investigation[6] into the acquisition. On March 5, 2008, European regulators approved the acquisition of Telelogic by the Swedish IBM subsidiary Watchtower AB.[7] On April 28, 2008, IBM completed its purchase of Telelogic.[8]

Former Products[edit]

All of these products have been continued under IBM's Rational Software division in the systems engineering and Product lifecycle management (PLM) "solutions" software line.

IBM sold System Architect, Focal Point and several other software products to UNICOM Global in 2016.[9]


Telelogic acquired the following companies between 1999 and 2007:

Date of announcement Company Name Type of business
Mar 6, 2006 I-Logix Embedded modeling
Apr 18, 2005 Popkin Software Provider of enterprise architecture tools
Apr 13, 2005 Focal Point Provider of requirements analysis
Dec 16, 2000 ATA Provider of project documentation & reporting tools
Sep 20, 2000 Continuus Change & configuration management tools provider
Aug 8, 2000 Quality Systems & Software (QSS) Requirements Management tools and consultancy provider
Jun 19, 2000 Devisor Finnish consultant company
May 30, 2000 Certeam Swedish consultant company
Mar 9, 2000 COOL:Jex UML analysis & modeling tool
Dec 22, 1999 CS Verilog Editor of ObjectGeode (a competitor to Tau), SCADE and Logiscope; then a subsidiary of the French company CS Group.[10]
Sep 8, 1999 Real Time Products Ltd. British software design and services company


  1. ^ "IBM Completes Acquisition of Telelogic AB" (Press release). IBM. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  2. ^ Telelogic (2002-04-03). "Telelogic AB (publ) Announces Resolutions of April 3 Annual General Meeting: Board Elections, Issuance of Shares and Warrants". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
  3. ^ "Telelogic's Board of Directors recommends the offer from IBM" (PDF) (Press release). Telelogic AB. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  4. ^ Krill, Paul (2008-04-03). "IBM completes Telelogic buy". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
  5. ^ online, heise. "IBM übernimmt schwedischen Software-Anbieter Telelogic". heise online (in German). Retrieved 2022-06-24.
  6. ^ "EUROPA - Competition - Cases from 4700 to 4749". Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  7. ^ "Rapid - Press Releases - EUROPA" (Press release). EUROPA. 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  8. ^ "IBM Acquires Telelogic". CXO Today. ITNation India Pvt. Ltd. Apr 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
  9. ^ "UNICOM® Global Acquires IBM® Rational® System Architect from IBM Corp". UNICOM Systems website.
  10. ^ "Telelogic, the world leader acquires Verilog, the first runner-up". CisionWire. Cision. Dec 22, 1999. Retrieved 2011-06-11.