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Tom Sawyer Software Receives Second Year ATP Award

Graph Visualization Technology Proposal Receives Second Year Funding

Berkeley, CA, July 24, 1996—Tom Sawyer Software today announced the award for second-year funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Advanced Technology Program (ATP) for its Graph Visualization Technology project.

Tom Sawyer Software's Graph Visualization Technology proposal was selected from hundreds of proposals submitted to the ATP for "Component-Based Software Technology Development" (competition 95-09) in 1995. NIST supports research through the ATP, providing cost-shared funding for high-risk research and development projects that have the potential to spark important, broad-based economic benefits for the United States. Tom Sawyer Software was among seven software companies in the United States awarded this grant after a rigorous review by the ATP based on both scientific and technical merit.

The ATP's "Component-Based Software Technology Development" program emphasizes approaches based on semantic analysis of software components. Each component is automatically transformed at the point of use to be compatible with the target market.

Tom Sawyer Software, with the help of this award, is able to continue its efforts in the rapidly growing academic discipline of graph drawing. The company's expertise in researching and developing graph layout algorithms has resulted in significant development in commercial graph layout. Tom Sawyer Software began its efforts in this technologically important field with the inception of the company in 1991. It continues these efforts with the help of the ATP award and academic alliances with the University of Texas at Dallas and Arizona State University. The result is an unrivaled standard of quality in graph visualization component software.

With the award of a second year of funding, Tom Sawyer Software plans to continue its research efforts to ultimately bridge the gap between theory and commercial graphing libraries. Their goal is to continue to provide the best quality graph layout and editing tools for the engineering, database design, systems and network management, process modeling, telephony, project management, scheduling, and software engineering markets, among others.

About Tom Sawyer Software

Tom Sawyer Software is the leading provider of software and services that enable organizations to build highly scalable and flexible graph and data visualization and analysis applications. These applications are used to discover hidden patterns, complex relationships, and key trends in large and diverse datasets. Tom Sawyer Software serves clients with needs in link analysis; network topology; architectures and models; schematics and maps; and dependencies, flows, and processes. We help clients federate and integrate their data from multiple sources and build the graph and data visualization applications that are critical to analyzing and gaining insight into their data.

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