Geensys and the MBtech Group announce partnership to target embedded systems market

Embedded World 2008, Nürnberg, Germany – 26th - 28th February 2008 – Hall 10, Stand 527. Geensys, the specialist provider of embedded development tools, value-added embedded engineering and consulting services, and embedded software IP, and the MBtech Group, the international automotive engineering and consulting service group, have announced a project-based partnership to initially target the French automotive embedded systems market. The partnership agreement between the two companies is also intended to provide the basis for a possible extension of their collaboration into other geographic markets.

The first joint project between the two companies focuses on the delivery of a series of practically-oriented training modules designed to provide a complete reference course for AUTOSAR 2.1 and 3.0. Primarily targeted at automotive embedded systems engineers but also suitable for senior management in the automotive industry, the training modules not only provide participants with a thorough understanding of the AUTOSAR concept, methodology and tools but also the ability to solve real development challenges and problems encountered in the workplace. The training courses feature the extensive use of practical exercises and use cases that utilize Geensys’ AUTOSAR Builder development tool in conjunction with the Infineon Tricore and Freescale S12XE hardware platforms.

“The partnership with MBtech is an extremely exciting development for Geensys,” said Eliane Fourgeau, VP Sales & Marketing for Geensys. “MBtech has an excellent reputation for delivering top quality engineering and consulting services to the global automotive industry. Their decision to partner with us both reflects their confidence in our ability to match their exacting standards and the success of the preceding pilot project for the AUTOSAR training course which has already seen 150 engineers from France, Germany and Eastern Europe successfully trained.”

The AUTOSAR training course comprises four modules all of which are available immediately:
  • Module 1 is targeted at general business, project, engineering, purchasing and manufacturing managers in the automotive industry and provides them with an in-depth understanding of the goals, standards, methods and processes specified and recommended by AUTOSAR.
  • Module 2 is intended to provide project managers, technical managers, system architects, system development engineers, software architects and software developers with an understanding of the technical concepts behind AUTOSAR and how they are represented in the current specification.
  • Module 3 focuses on the software architecture issues relating to AUTOSAR and is intended to provide technical managers, system development engineers, software architects, software/hardware developers and validation engineers with the ability to implement applications and validate functionality.
  • Module 4 is aimed at project managers, technical managers, system architects, system development engineers, software architects, software/hardware developers and validation engineers and equips them with a thorough understanding of constraints methodology and available tools for the development of AUTOSAR applications.
“Geensys has a wide and deep understanding of embedded systems and has developed an enviable reputation in a short space of time for its AUTOSAR tools and services,” said Helmar Kuder, MBtech’s competence field manager for standard software and architecture. “We are pleased not only to partner with Geensys with regard to the development and delivery of this initial, comprehensive training course for AUTOSAR but also to explore ways of extending and expanding the partnership for the future.”


About Geensys


Created through the formal merger of two of France’s most innovative and dynamic companies in the embedded market - TNI Software and Ayrton Technology – Geensys is a powerful new force in the provision of embedded development tools, value-added embedded engineering and consulting services, and embedded software IP. Geensys is privately-owned and operates on a global scale through direct sales offices in France, Germany, Japan and China and through resellers in the USA and Europe. Geensys brings together a broad range of complementary embedded services and products founded on a commitment to quality, backed by an extensive, well-proven track record and designed to satisfy the embedded development requirements of the global automotive, aerospace, defense, railway, industrial automation and telecommunications industries.

About the MBtech Group

The MBtech Group is a globally active and internationally leading automotive engineering and consulting company with approximately 2,500 employees located throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Mbtech’s competence extends throughout the product development process and over the entire product lifecycle. Mbtech’s products and services focus on four areas: MBtech vehicle engineering, MBtech powertrain solutions, MBtech electronics solutions and MBtech consulting. Highly experienced in all phases of the product development lifecycle with extensive knowledge of functional integration, software and microcontrollers for networked vehicle systems, Mbtech is capable of taking over the entire electrical/electronics development of a vehicle variant. Its methods, tools and reference process set high benchmarks in the industry and it actively participates in the design and development of industry- and customer-specific standards. MBtech takes care of quality, reliability and functional safety through the consequent testing and validation of ECUs, networked systems, components and processes. For further information about the MBtech Group visit www.mbtech-group.com.



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