from the February 2016 issue

US company Rogue Wave Software has acquired Israeli company Zend Technologies

US company Rogue Wave Software has acquired Israeli company Zend Technologies, which offers end-to-end PHP web and mobile application development and deployment solutions. With 50 percent of the web workload running on PHP, including Magento, Drupal, and WordPress, Zend products drive PHP in the enterprise, from code creation through production deployment.

Zend CEO Andi Gutmans and CTO Zeev Suraski founded the company in 1999, which is today headquartered in Cupertino, California and retains its development center in Ramat Gan. No financial details about the sale were disclosed but media reports suggest it was for considerably less than the $70 million that the company has raised to date.

Rogue Wave CEO Brian Pierce said, "Today's announcement expands Rogue Wave into PHP web and mobile application development, underscoring our goal to make developers heroes by accelerating their ability to create great code. With the addition of Zend, we now have products that speed C, C++, C#, Java, and PHP development, reflecting how software is created today across languages, platforms, and teams."

Gutmans said, "Our passion has always been about PHP users. When we founded Zend, we set out to make it easier for developers to use PHP to meet the demands of business development. We're very happy to have a great match with Rogue Wave, from our shared commitment to customers and how we impact their software development lifecycle. The strength of this combination benefits our customers and expands our ability to deliver products that matter to our users."

Suraski added, "Our technologies are incredibly well-aligned. With the combined Rogue Wave products, we can offer customers capabilities ranging from prototyping to DevOps to production. This is a continuation of our vision to support the PHP community and make PHP use easy, accessible, and secure in demanding environments."

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report February 2016

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