Microsoft Component Vendor GrapeCity to Acquire ComponentOne
Setting Microsoft TechEd 2012 as a backdrop for its news, GrapeCity, a Microsoft component provider and key partner, has acquired ComponentOne, also a Microsoft component providerORLANDO, Fla. With Microsoft's TechEd 2012 opening up comes news of GrapeCitys acquisition of ComponentOne, a key distributor of Microsoft components. GrapeCity, based in Sendai, Japan, has been in the software business for 25 years and has long been a provider of Microsoft components. ComponentOne, based in Pittsburgh, with globally based facilities, is a leader in the Microsoft Visual Studio component industry and is a premier partner of Microsoft. According to recent blog posts, GrapeCity will acquire ComponentOne as of July 1.
In a recent blog post, Rich Dudley, a technical evangelist for ComponentOne, said, For nearly two decades, ComponentOne and GrapeCity have enjoyed a very close relationship. In Japan, GrapeCity PowerTools are the top-selling controls, and they include localized versions of ComponentOne studios (in the U.S. market, people know GrapeCity PowerTools as ActiveReports and Spread, more on those in a bit). Our companies have collaborated at the highest levels for many years.