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Day: June 29, 2009

SDL Acquires XyEnterprise

SDL announced the acquisition of XyEnterprise, a provider of XML Component Content Management (CCM) and Dynamic Publishing solutions. The acquisition of XyEnterprise builds on SDL’s earlier acquisition of Trisoft in 2008. Since that acquisition, SDL has seen a growing demand for technologies that manage, reuse and deliver product information across a company’s base of global customers, including everything from service manuals to user documentation. Moving into XML standards such as DITA and S1000D, companies are seeking ways to create, translate and publish structured content once and share that information across their global organizations and customer base. With the acquisition of XyEnterprise, SDL significantly expands its CCM and publishing product offerings and technical capabilities. XyEnterprise brings to the SDL portfolio both XML publishing products (XPP – XML Professional Publisher and LiveContent, an intelligent interactive delivery solution), as well as a new XML standard (S1000D) with XyEnterprise’s Contenta content management software. In addition, XyEnterprise brings mature R&D, professional services and support teams into the larger SDL Group. With the XyEnterprise acquisition, SDL PLC, a UK-based company, is creating a merged business unit of XyEnterprise and SDL Trisoft that will be branded SDL XySoft. XyEnterprise Inc., the legal entity, will continue to do business as a US-based, Delaware company. SDL XySoft will have a combined management team from the SDL Trisoft and XyEnterprise organizations, with Kevin Duffy, President and CEO of XyEnterprise, as CEO of the newly combined business unit, reporting to Mark Lancaster, Chairman and CEO of SDL. SDL will continue to support both XyEnterprise and SDL Trisoft customers and products as the R&D organization moves to a shared component development model. http://www.sdl.com, http://www.xyenterprise.com, http://www.sdltrisoft.com

Oxygen XML Editor version 10.3

Syncro Soft Ltd has announced the availability of version 10.3 of its XML Editor and XML Author. Oxygen combines content author features like the CSS driven Visual XML editor with a fully featured XML development environment. It has ready to use support for the main document frameworks DITA, DocBook, TEI and XHTML and also includes support for all XML Schema languages, XSLT/XQuery Debuggers, WSDL analyzer, XML Databases, XML Diff and Merge, Subversion client and more. Version 10.3 of Oxygen XML Editor improves both the XML Authoring and the XML Development capabilities. As a result of user feedback the Oxygen XML Author API was reorganized and extended with additional functionality. There are various improvements to the existing frameworks (DITA, DocBook, TEI, etc.) like automatic ID generation or DITA aware search and replace. A new XML development feature is the Component Dependencies View that presents a tree of component dependencies starting with a specified component for XSLT, XML Schema, Relax NG and NVDL. The new version also integrates the Saxon SA XQuery Update functionality and updates a number of components to their latest versions. http://www.oxygenxml.com/