The MathWorks acquires PolySpace Technologies, developer of embedded system code verification tools

NATICK, Mass., 26 April 2007. The MathWorks has acquired PolySpace Technologies, a software company based in Grenoble, France, that provides embedded software tools for the automatic detection of run-time errors at compile time.

NATICK, Mass., 26 April 2007.The MathWorks has acquired PolySpace Technologies, a software company based in Grenoble, France, that provides embedded software tools for the automatic detection of run-time errors at compile time.

"For companies building high-reliability and safety-critical embedded systems, high-quality, bug-free software is essential," Jack Little, chief executive officer of The MathWorks, explains. "PolySpace tools detect the types of run-time errors that are responsible for 30 to 40 percent of all software errors. This acquisition enables a tighter coupling of the PolySpace automatic verification tools to Simulink, aimed at reducing the verification bottlenecks in embedded system development workflows. We're also fully committed to error detection in hand-written code, supporting embedded system developers who are not users of the MATLAB and Simulink products."

PolySpace tools are used worldwide in aerospace, automotive, defense, transportation, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and medical devices.

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