Borland Expands in Embedded Space
Borland Software announced that it has acquired Highlander Engineering in a move aimed at bolstering its presence in the embedded systems market.Borland Software Corp. Tuesday announced that it has acquired Highlander Engineering Inc. in a move aimed at bolstering its presence in the embedded systems market. Borland bought Lakeland, Fla.-based Highlander, a provider of software solutions for the embedded systems market, in a cash deal worth about $2 million over a two-year period, Borland officials said. Scotts Valley, Calif.-based Borlands CEO Dale Fuller said in a statement that the deal to acquire Highlander "builds on our introduction of JBuilder MobileSet and JDataStore and expands Borlands presence in the embedded and wireless applications space."
Highlander is a longtime Borland partner. Founded in 1994, it has been a Borland partner since 1996, Borland officials said. The company markets VisiBroker-RT, a Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) runtime for embedded systems based on the core technology in Borlands Enterprise Server, Borland officials said.