Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thales acquires Sysgo AG

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Thales said Thursday it has acquired Sysgo AG, describing the latter as “the European leader in real-time, highly secure operating systems.”

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France-based noted Sysgo employs 80 people in Germany, France, and the Czech Republic, and expects the acquisition to “strengthen Thales’s leadership in embedded computing solutions for mission-critical applications. At the same time, it will bring Sysgo access to the market for Thales solutions, consolidating the company’s position as Europe’s leading provider of safe and secure operating systems while supporting its capacity to expand into new markets such as automotive." Rail transport and avionics efforts will also benefit, Thales said.

Sysgo will be a subsidiary of Thales while retaining its core mission and brand identity. The company will continue to be headquartered in Klein-Winternheim, near Frankfurt, Germany. Thales said it will rely heavily on Sysgo’s current management and staff to ensure that Sysgo can guarantee continuity of service with existing customers.