Soft Imaging System acquires software IP assets from aquinto AG

MAY 14--Soft Imaging System (www.soft-imaging.com), a 100% subsidiary of Olympus Europa GmbH, has acquired all software IP (intellectual property) assets of aquinto AG.

MAY 14--Soft Imaging System (www.soft-imaging.com), a 100% subsidiary of Olympus Europa GmbH, has acquired all software IP (intellectual property) assets of aquinto AG. This company has been a competitor in the metallographic and materials-analysis market. This move does not entail a takeover, and Soft Imaging System will not be continuing its business affairs.

The purchase of these software and related rights makes technical know-how available to Soft Imaging System for providing customers previously served by this company with the product solutions they require. Soft Imaging System will be offering existing, new, or compatible product solutions to this expanded clientele for maintenance and continued use of their data and/or further development of their applications. The company is convinced that this decision is a major step moving Soft Imaging System closer to its goal of becoming the premium choice for digital imaging solutions.

Founded 1986, Soft Imaging System is a multinational and multicultural company that employs 120 people of 12 different nationalities around the world. Its headquarters are in Muenster, Westphalia, Germany; branch offices are in Germany and in France, Great Britain, the United States, Malaysia, and Australia

Its range of products include software, hardware, and service & systems for image processing and analysis for the light and electron microscopy fields. Applications cover market segments in the life sciences, materials sciences, semiconductor industry, and industrial applications.

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