|(company)||Watcom International - A provider of application development tools and IBM PC-based SQL database servers.|
Founded in 1974, Watcom initially focused on scientific and
engineering markets establishing itself as a supplier of
programming and information tools worldwide, serving customers
in 60 countries with highly regarded products such as
WATFOR-77 for mainframes, minicomputers and PCs.
Since the introduction of Watcom C in 1988, the company has
emerged as an industry leader in optimising compilers for 16
and 32-bit Intel-based IBM PCs.
Moving into the client/server market in 1992, Watcom
introduced Watcom SQL, including SQL database servers
for multi-user networks and single-user stand-alone
applications. The product has since been incorporated into
Powersoft's PowerBuilder development environment and the
Powersoft Enterprise Series. In June, 1993, Watcom launched
VX*REXX, an integrated visual development environment for
In February 1994, Watcom became a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Powersoft Corporation which merged with Sybase Inc.
on 13 February 1995. Today the company addresses a broad
range of application developers, including corporate MIS
professionals, system integrators, VARs and independent
Watcom has strategic relationships with IBM, Lotus,
Microsoft, Intel and Novell. Based on its academic
roots, Watcom maintains a research relationship with the
nearby University of Waterloo.
Watcom's products include the Watcom SQL databases,
Watcom C/C++, and Watcom VX*REXX 2.1.
Ian McPhee is President and Chief Executive Officer, David
Boswell is Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Craig Dynes
is Vice President of Finance and David Yach is Vice President
Headquarters: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.