Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
Software tools developer Digia Oyj (Helsinki, Finland) has said it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia.
Qt is a framework that is used for developing application software with a graphical user interface and is used for the development of widgets. Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms. Companies that use Qt for application development include Volvo, Volkswagen, Canon, Mitsubishi, Honda, Hitachi, Thomson-Reuters and the European Space Agency.
Digia acquired the Qt Commercial licensing business from Nokia in March 2011. As part of the latest deal, up to 125 Qt people from Nokia will transfer to Digia, mostly based in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany.
Qt has been used by over 450,000 developers in market segments that include automotive, medical, advanced visualization & animation, industrial automation and aerospace & defense. In the future, Digia expects that Qt will have a key role bringing world-class user experience and user interfaces to embedded systems and consumer electronics.
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