PARIS French defense electronics group Thales said it has acquired real-time software vendor Sysgo AG. Financial terms remained undisclosed.
With this transaction, Sysgo said it will gain access to the market for Thales solutions, consolidating its European position while supporting its capacity to expand into new markets such as automotive. It will have the ability to promote its PikeOS operating system globally in all market segments, the German company added.
The concept of PikeOS combines real-time operating system, virtualization platform, and Eclipse based integrated development environment for embedded systems. The underlaying PikeOS micro-kernel is suitable for safety- and security-critical applications with certification needs in the fields of aerospace and defense, automotive and transportation, industrial automation & medical, network infrastructure, as well as consumer electronic.
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Luc Vigneron, chairman and CEO of Thales, said acquisition is an excellent opportunity to bring on board dynamic teams of experts in advanced software technologies."
Vigneron added: "This will accelerate the development of the next generation of operating systems, particularly for avionics applications. All of our markets will benefit from the key competencies of Sysgo, as the group addresses growing safety and security requirements with new generations of multi-core processors.
Once the acquisition is completed, Sysgo will become a subsidiary of Thales while retaining its core mission and brand name. Sysgo's headquarters will remain in Klein-Winternheim, near Frankfurt, Germany.
Sysgo employs 80 people in Germany, France and the Czech Republic. Thales said it will "rely heavily" on Sysgo's current management team and staff to ensure the company's continuity of service with existing customers. See relating links:
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