Telelogic's expertise in automated software development helps drive new UML 2.0 standard

Telelogic's Expertise in Automated Software Development Helps Drive New UML 2.0 Standard MALMö, Sweden and IRVINE, California - October 23, 2001 - Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange: TLOG), a leading global provider of solutions for advanced software and systems development, today announced that it has submitted a second joint proposal with other U2 partners, a consortium of Object Management Group (OMG) vendors and users, recommending a series of enhancements to the next major revision of the Unified Modeling Language (UML 2.0) standard. These enhancements specifically address support for component-based development, architectural specification, and business process modeling. The proposal is part of a series that will be voted on by the full OMG membership in the next few months to gain industry-wide acceptance. "As our industry continues to move towards model-driven architectures and automated software development it is essential that the UML standard keeps pace," said Ingemar Ljungdahl, Chief Technology Officer of Telelogic. "Productivity and quality improvements offered by comprehensive visual languages such as SDL have long benefited Telelogic customers. UML 2.0 will incorporate key strengths of SDL, proven in several industrial scale projects, adding huge credibility to the viability of UML 2.0." The U2 Partners submission team consists of leading companies that played key roles in the definition of the original UML standard and its subsequent evolution. Today's proposal was submitted in response to the OMG's request for proposals issued last September. "While the U2 Partners' first submission emphasized the foundation constructs of UML that are important to tool vendors, our second submission focuses on the advanced constructs that are critical to users," said Cris Kobryn, Chief Technologist at Telelogic and co-chair of the UML Revision Task Force at the OMG. "Users will be able to take advantage of the many practical improvements that we have made, such as the ability to specify component-based architectures and complex workflows." In addition to Telelogic, the U2 Partners consists of representatives from the following companies: Alcatel, Computer Associates, Enea Business Software, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, I-Logix, IONA, Jaczone, Kabira Technologies, Motorola, Oracle, Rational Software, SOFTEAM, Unisys and WebGain. The consortium plans to deliver UML 2.0 in several phases, completing its work in 2002. For more information about the U2 Partners and their submission plans, visit: http://www.u2-partners.org. About Telelogic Founded in 1983, Telelogic® (http://www.telelogic.com/) is the leading global provider of solutions that enable advanced software and systems development. The company's automated application lifecycle solution includes integrated best-of-class software and professional services for requirements management, change and configuration management, development, testing, and documentation. Telelogic enables organizations to improve quality and predictability, while reducing time-to-market and overall costs in software development. Built on an open architecture that ensures interoperability with other leading third party solutions, Telelogic's products are based on international standardized languages and notations. Telelogic participates in 3GPP, Bluetooth SIG and OMG to create future communication technologies and visual software development languages and methods. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden the company has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Customers include Airbus, Alcatel, BMW, Boeing, BT, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Philips and Siemens. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/10/23/20011023BIT01220/bit0002.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/10/23/20011023BIT01220/bit0002.pdf