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Fraunhofer strikes a new path in software marketing with scapos AG09.01.2009 - (idw) Fraunhofer-Institut für Algorithmen und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen SCAI
SANKT AUGUSTIN. In order to strengthen marketing and sales of their products, Fraunhofer has launched the scapos AG at the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI. The name "scapos" stands for "scientific applications, optimization and simulation", and refers to SCAI's software products which the company starts distributing immediately. In addition, scapos offers its services to other Fraunhofer institutes and research organizations; Fraunhofer is a partner and shareholder of scapos.
"With its unique simulation and optimization software, Fraunhofer SCAI has built a successful track record in the market over many years", says Professor Dr. Ulrich Trottenberg, director of the institute. "With the formation of scapos AG, we would like to expand our leading position in software sales within Fraunhofer." According to Trottenberg, the ambitious goal is to double current earnings from software licenses by 2012.
"Customers of Fraunhofer SCAI will benefit from the concentration of software marketing in scapos through enhanced support, dedicated contact persons, and simplified business transactions", says Karl Solchenbach, CEO of scapos AG. Mr. Solchenbach has a degree in applied mathematics and offers many years of experience in marketing of software from technical computing. From 1992 to 2003, he served as director of the Pallas GmbH, a software developer for High Performance Computing, and later as Director for Cluster Computing at Intel Corporation.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Professor Dr. Ulrich Trottenberg, vice-chairman is Professor Dr. Norbert Szyperski, chairman of SCAI's Advisory Committee. The scapos office is located at the campus of Fraunhofer's institutional center, Schloss Birlinghoven, to maintain a close connection to product development.
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