VDC Report Shows PolySpace is Fastest Growing Vendor of Test Automation Solutions for Embedded Software

PolySpace Technologies, the worldwide leader in the automatic detection of run-time errors at compile time, has been named by Venture Development Corporation (VDC), a prominent technology market research company, as the fastest growing vendor of test automation solutions for embedded software.

The July 2004 release of VDC’s “World Market for Embedded Test Automation Tools Report” tracks worldwide shipment of testing solutions for embedded applications in 2003, with forecasts through to 2006. The latest data published by VDC shows that PolySpace experienced a 66% growth in revenue from 2002 to 2003, the fastest rate among the 14 largest vendors listed in the report.

“PolySpace is emerging as a strong supplier of test automation tools for static code analysis” commented Chris Lanfear, Embedded Systems Software Practice Director for VDC. The report also explains that PolySpace Developer Edition “drastically reduces the need for robustness testing activities and especially for white-box testing and thus allows for significant savings in testing costs and time.”

“We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised by Venture Development Corporation, one of the most trusted sources of information in our industry, as the fastest growing vendor,” said Daniel Pilaud, CEO of PolySpace Technologies. “The 2004 VDC report proves that PolySpace is the most dynamic vendor of test automation tools for embedded software. We are planning to build on this success and help even more organisations slash testing time and cost by continuously improving our existing offerings and launching new products, such as PolySpace for C++, which has been recently named best tool of the show at the latest Embedded World 2004 in Nuremberg, Germany.”

“We have contributed to this industry growth in the UK through a number of key sales in the automotive and aerospace industries,” commented Ken Nathan, UK General Manager of PolySpace. “The UK is well-known for developing mission critical applications in these two industries, with more and more suppliers starting to use static code analysis to verify systems at the earliest possible opportunity.”

About PolySpace
PolySpace Technologies empowers companies building embedded software applications with the world’s first and unique solution for the automatic detection of run-time errors at compile time. It streamlines white-box and other types of conventional software testing to deliver unparalleled cost and time savings while improving the reliability of software applications.

Based on advanced abstract semantic analysis techniques, PolySpace analyses the internal dynamics of applications by relying solely on their source code. Then, it highlights run-time errors directly in the code, following a proven time-saving process, dramatically reducing the need for lengthy debugging. No test cases, instrumentation or execution is required. PolySpace is available in three different versions - C, C++ and Ada – for Windows, Linux and Solaris.

PolySpace solutions are currently used by a premier roster of Fortune 500 companies located in North America, Europe and Asia, in such industries as Defence, Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Transport and Medical Devices. More information is available at: www.polyspace.com

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