For Immediate Release
Design Science Acquires WebEQ
Long Beach, CA, - July 10, 2000
- Design Science, Inc., the
developer of MathType and the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, today
announced the acquisition of WebEQ, a suite of applications for working with
mathematics on the World Wide Web, from Geometry
Technologies, Inc. WebEQ's technology is based on MathML, a W3C
Recommendation for inclusion of math on the Web. The company also announced it
has hired Dr. Robert Miner, the chief developer of WebEQ and a founder of
Geometry Technologies, as its Director of New Product Development.
"There is a major synergy between MathType and WebEQ that we believe
will form a solid base upon which Design Science can build for the future,"
said Paul R. Topping, president of Design Science. "We are excited to have
Robert Miner aboard. His vision for the future of math and science on the Web is
priceless, his enthusiasm is contagious and we believe he can lead our effort to
introduce cutting-edge technology needed by scientists and engineers in
academia, industry and government."
Design Science, with a user base that consists of millions of
scientists and engineers worldwide, said the move will accelerate its plans to
develop Web-based software for scientific and technical publishing, as well as
the introduction of new products for interactive science on the Web. Since the
vast majority of scientific and technical documents are authored using Microsoft
Word with Design Science's technology being used to compose mathematical
notation (MathType and Equation Editor), the company is in a strategic position
to offer its users easy-to-use tools for converting those documents to Web-based
Prior to founding Geometry Technologies, Dr. Miner was co-chairman of the World
Wide Web Consortium's Math Working Group and was co-editor of Mathematical
Markup Language 1.0 Specification W3C Recommendation for the inclusion
of mathematical expressions in Web pages. In addition he was a research
associate at The Geometry Center at the
University of Minnesota in the fields of electronic communication and software
development and earned his Ph. D. from the University of Maryland.
About Design Science, Inc.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science,
Inc., builds award-winning software solutions that scientists, engineers and
publishers use to include mathematical notation in print and Web-based
scientific and technical documents.
Vice President Sales
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA