SDL acquires Trados

A big event in the (smallish) localization business, but one long expected by insiders who tracked SDL’s rise and rise. Users at every level of the translator layer cake will want to know whether their (relatively pricey) Trados translation memory rigs will continue to be supported. Competitors will be looking out for opportunities to hit Trados clients worried about monopoly moves. For the most informed immediate commentary on this deal, see Common Sense Weblog.

Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.


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