FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- October 22, 1998 -- Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR)
today announced that it has completed the acquisition
of the technology assets of Massachusetts-based Vireo Software, a
privately held provider of Windows device driver software tools.
"Vireo's products are highly complementary to the SoftICE
product line," said Omar Hussain, General Manager of the NuMega
product line. "The addition of Vireo's products will enable Compuware
to provide comprehensive solutions for building, debugging and
implementing device drivers for Windows."
"This acquisition marks a commitment by Compuware to provide device
driver programmers with the best software and support services in the
world," said Stephen Lewin-Berlin, president of Vireo Software, Inc.
"Together, Vireo and Compuware are confident that the combined talents
of two of the industry's leading providers of device driver tools for
the Windows environment will redefine the marketplace."
Founded in 1989 and incorporated in Massachusetts in February 1991,
Vireo provides best-of-breed tools for Windows Device Driver
development. Vireo's product line includes tools for writing both
Windows device drivers and applications that interact with hardware or
other system level components on Windows systems. Vireo's development
team will become a part of Compuware's Nashua, NH development lab.
Compuware NuMega products are the worldwide market share leaders in
automatic error detection and debugging solutions for professional
Windows developers. These award-winning products substantially improve
the productivity and software quality of Windows development teams.
NuMega DevPartner Studio 6.0 is the only comprehensive suite of
SmartDebugging tools for the Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 development
system that speeds development of applications and components built
with Visual Studio, by automatically detecting, diagnosing and
facilitating the resolution of software errors and performance
problems. The Compuware NuMega suite offers a wide range of solutions
for Year 2000, Java and COM for the Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95
and Windows CE operating systems. To date, NuMega has provided
solutions to more than 110,000 users in business and government
worldwide. For more information about the Compuware NuMega product
line call 1-800-4NUMEGA.
Compuware Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of software
products and professional services that help information technology
professionals efficiently develop, implement and support the
applications that run their businesses. Founded in 1973, Compuware
today ranks as one of the largest independent software vendors in the
world. The Company's products have been licensed by nearly 11,000
organizations worldwide. The Company's professional services
organization has a staff approaching 6,000 people. Compuware, with
fiscal 1998 revenues in excess of $1.1 billion, is the world leader in
client/server development technology. For more information on
Compuware, please contact the corporate offices at 800-521-9353.
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