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Watcom International
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company A provider of application development tools and IBMPC-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
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
on 13 February 1995. Today the company addresses a broad
range of application developers, including corporate MIS
professionals, system integrators, VARs and independent
software vendors.
Watcom has strategic relationships with IBM, Lotus,
Microsoft, Intel and Novell. Based on its academic
roots, Watcom maintains a research relationship with the