Instantiations Gets Exclusive Ownership of SWT Designer Technology

10/2/2003 - Instantiations, Inc. announced that it has acquired ownership of SWT Designer, the leading commercial product in the emerging SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit) graphical user interface (GUI) tools market. Instantiations acquired exclusive title of the product and all related technology from Eclipse Plug-Ins Lab and its author, Mr. Konstantin Scheglov. Mr. Scheglov will have an ongoing technical relationship with the company and will assist in the design and implementation of future GUI building products.

"SWT Designer is used by thousands of Java developers worldwide," said Konstantin Scheglov, product author. "I am looking forward to working with Instantiations to enhance the product and make it available to even more developers." SWT is an open-source technology from the Eclipse community that is designed to facilitate the creation of high performance, native widget GUI applications for Java. SWT is an alternative to Swing/AWT, another Java GUI building platform offered by Sun Microsystems. SWT is available at no cost from the Eclipse Project (www.eclipse.org).

"SWT is an exceptionally powerful technology for creating Java GUIs", said Mike Taylor, CEO of Instantiations. "We are delighted to have acquired such a technically innovative product and look forward to creating a strong family of GUI building products for all Java developers."

Pricing and Availability
SWT Designer is available immediately for Eclipse 2.1 and IBM WebSphere Studio 5.1 running on Windows 2000/XP or Linux/GTK2. The price per developer for SWT Designer is $199. More information may be obtained at www.instantiations.com/swt-designer.

About Instantiations
Instantiations is a member of the Eclipse Board of Stewards and is a strong supporter of the Eclipse Project and the IBM WebSphere Studio line of Java development tools. The company introduced CodePro Studio in 2001, one of the first commercial plug-in products for WebSphere Studio and Eclipse. Instantiations has been active in the Java development tools market since 1997. Instantiations, Inc. provides leading edge software products, services and technologies for Java. Through our industry partnerships with IBM and Eclipse, Instantiations ensures that our products integrate seamlessly with the latest development environments and platforms. Based in Portland, Oregon, Instantiations was founded by a team of internationally recognized pioneers in the field of component software technology.

SWT Designer and CodePro are trademarks of Instantiations, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Sales Contact: Instantiations, Inc., 18101 SW Boones Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97224, Tel: 800-808-3737; Fax: 503-684-8355; Email: sales@instantiations.com, Website: www.instantiations.com

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