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Telelogic AB
Private (acquired by IBM)
Industry Software services
Headquarters Malmö Sweden
Area served
Key people
Anders Lidbeck (President & CEO)
Bo Dimert (Chairman of the Board)
Products software   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
ServicesBusiness Process Optimization
Application Lifecycle Management
Model Driven Development
Revenue1,524.9 SEK million FY 2006
Number of employees
1,237 (Dec 2007)
Parent IBM

Telelogic AB was a software business headquartered in Malmö, Sweden. Telelogic was founded in 1983 as a research and development arm of Televerket, the Swedish department of telecom (now part of TeliaSonera). It was later acquired by IBM Rational, and exists under the IBM software group. [1]


Telelogic had operations in 22 countries and had been publicly traded since 1999. On June 11, 2007, IBM announced that it had made a cash offer to acquire Telelogic. [2] On August 29, 2007, the European Union opened an investigation [3] into the acquisition. On March 5, 2008, European regulators approved the acquisition of Telelogic by the Swedish IBM subsidiary Watchtower AB. [4] On April 28, 2008, IBM completed its purchase of Telelogic. [5]

Former Products

All of these products have been continued under IBM's Rational Software division in the systems engineering and Product lifecycle management (PLM) "solutions" software line.


Telelogic acquired the following companies between 1999 and 2007:

Date of announcementCompany NameType of business
Mar 6, 2006 I-Logix Embedded modeling
Apr 18, 2005Popkin SoftwareProvider of enterprise architecture tools
Apr 13, 2005Focal PointProvider of requirements analysis
Dec 16, 2000ATAProvider of project documentation & reporting tools
Sep 20, 2000 Continuus Change & configuration management tools provider
Aug 8, 2000Quality Systems & Software (QSS)Requirements Management tools and consultancy provider
Jun 19, 2000DevisorFinnish consultant company
May 30, 2000CerteamSwedish consultant company
Mar 9, 2000COOL:JexUML analysis & modeling tool
Dec 22, 1999CS VerilogEditor of ObjectGeode (a competitor to Tau), SCADE and Logiscope; then a subsidiary of the French company CS Group. [6]
Sep 8, 1999Real Time Products Ltd.British software design and services company

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