Telelogic's Jan Popkin Elected to the OMG Board of Directors


MALMO, Sweden and IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange:TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, today announced that Jan Popkin has been named to the board to directors for the Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)), a not-for-profit consortium for the development of interoperable enterprise application specifications.

Popkin was voted in at the OMG Technical Meeting in Atlanta on Sept. 13. The OMG board now includes 24 directors.

As Telelogic's Chief Strategist, Popkin serves as the corporate visionary. His role is to assess industry trends, transform them into customer solutions and help drive product and technology initiatives. Popkin also acts as an external liaison to customers, analysts, standards organizations and the enterprise architecture, modeling and application lifecycle development communities.

"We are excited that Jan has joined the board of directors as it shapes the future of enterprise application specifications," said Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO, OMG. "We value Jan's industry expertise and leadership role in the architecture and modeling communities over the past 25 years. He brings with him a broad business perspective as founder and CEO of a very successful modeling and tool company, Popkin Software. We look forward to his contributions as an advocate for the development and adoption of the business process modeling and related standards by corporate and government IT."

"I am honored to have the privilege of serving on the OMG board as itexpands its role in the architecture and modeling communities," saidPopkin. "As a board member, I hope to encourage widespread adoption of industry standards in the areas of business process, systems engineering and defense. I look forward to contributing my skills and experiences toa great global team of industry experts who guide the successfuldevelopment and implementation of standards worldwide."

Previously, Popkin was founder and CEO of Popkin Software, whichTelelogic acquired in spring 2005. Under his guidance, Popkin grew the company to be the leading enterprise architecture and modeling tool vendor worldwide, according to industry analysts. Today, more than 70,000 users worldwide use System Architect tool suite.

Popkin was previously a member of the OMG's Business Modeling & Integration Domain Task Force for business process modeling standards and a board member for He is also a member of the E-Gov Advisory Board, C4ISR Industry Panel, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a charter member of the Architectural Forum of the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects. He is also on the board of the New York Software Industry Association (NYSIA).

About OMG

The OMG is an open membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. Specifications under its management include Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA(R)), and modeling specifications the MOF(TM), the UML(R), XMI(R), and CWM(R) along with it's standard open platform the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA(R)).

About Telelogic

Telelogic is a leading global provider of solutions for automating and supporting best practices across the enterprise -- from powerful modeling of business processes and enterprise architectures to requirements-driven development of advanced systems and software. Telelogic's solutions enable organizations to align product, systems and software development lifecycles with business objectives and customer needs to dramatically improve quality and predictability, while significantly reducing time-to-market and overall costs.

To better enable our customers' drive towards an automated lifecycle process, Telelogic supports an open architecture and use of standardized languages. As an industry leader and technology visionary, Telelogic is actively involved in shaping the future of advanced systems and software development by participating in industry organizations such as INCOSE, OMG,, The Open Group, Eclipse, ETSI, ITU-T, and the TeleManagement Forum.

Headquartered in Malmo, Sweden with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic has operations in 20 countries worldwide. Customers include Airbus, Alcatel, BAE SYSTEMS, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, General Electric, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NEC, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sprint, Thales and Vodafone. For more information, please visit

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