DATELINE: January 20, 1995

Alsys, Inc., has recently merged with MUST Software International, a software vendor of fourth-generation (4GL) products and related services for the commercial marketplace. As of January 1, 1995, the two companies became Thomson Software Products, a subsidiary of Thomson-CSF, the France-based parent of both companies.

Jean-Luc Badault, President and CEO of MUST, will become the CEO of Thomson Software Products. Ben Goodwin, President of Alsys, will become the CEO for North America and the Pacific Rim for the new organization.

According to Goodwin, commitment to the future of the Ada language remains unaltered, "We will continue to provide the highest quality Ada development environments, tools and support now and in the future."

A valuable change that will come with this merger is the broad spectrum of products and services the new company can offer as well as a stronger foundation to invest in research and development to accelerate the delivery of new products. Together, the companies (Alsys and MUST) offer a range of software solutions and capabilities that address virtually every facet of enterprise-wide software needs.

[Source: Alsys, Inc., 10251 Vista Sorrento Parkway, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92121-2706; Benjamin M. Goodwin, Jr., President]


DATELINE: January 20, 1995

On December 19, 1995, Alsys announced the availability of a powerful AdaWorld cross development environment hosted on the IBM RISC System/6000 workstation under AIX and targeting the PowerPC/LynxOS. The optimized cross-compiler generates fast, efficient code for the PowerPC architecture running under LynxOS, a real-time POSIX-compliant UNIX operating system.

AdaWorld incorporates the LynxOS multi-threading feature, which ideally complements Ada's multi-tasking features. AdaWorld maps each Ada task on a LynxOS thread so that task blocks waiting for resources do not affect other tasks, even when the task calls a blocking service written in another language. This procedure helps deliver maximum performance and greatly simplifies application architecture.

For further information, contact:

Alsys, Inc.
Pat Michalowski
10251 Vista Sorrento Parkway, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92121-2706
tel: 619/457-2700
fax: 619/457-2256

[Source: Alsys, Inc. News Release]


DATELINE: January 20, 1995

On January 16, 1995, Rational Software Corporation announced that it has acquired Palladio Software Corporation, a softwareengineering firm that provides tools and training for object-oriented development.

Palladio was the original developer of a Windows-based object-oriented analysis and design product that Rational licensed and integrated with its Rational Rose technology as part of a joint technology and distribution agreement with Palladio in October 1992. Since then, the two companies have collaborated on the development and enhancement of the Rational Rose family of products.

"This acquisition is a natural extension of the partnership we have developed with Palladio over the past two years," said Paul D. Levy, president and chief executive officer of Rational. "Palladio's software engineers have had extensive experience in developing and delivering object-oriented products and training. This agreement will enable us to take full advantage of this expertise as we continue to enhance and extend our object-technology solutions."

For more information contact:

Kara Myers, Rational Software Corporation 408/496-3891 or E-mail

[Source: Rational Software Corporation News Release]