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Integration of SDL Language Technologies and SDL Language Weaver

SDL plc

Wednesday, 6 October, 2010

Maidenhead, U.K. - 6th October 2010 - SDL plc announces today that the SDL Language Technologies and SDL Language Weaver businesses (Language Weaver Inc is the machine translation technology business acquired by SDL in July of this year) will be combined and run as one integrated global business called SDL Language Technologies.  Mark Tapling, currently CEO SDL Language Weaver, will become the CEO of the new SDL Language Technologies division. Alan Sloan, currently CEO SDL Language Technologies, will be leaving SDL to pursue other opportunities.


Prior to Language Weaver, Tapling was CEO of InfoGenesis, Everypath Inc, and ServiceWare Technologies (NASDAQ:SVCW). Mark comes with a wealth of experience in high technology business innovation and management.


The addition of the Language Weaver Technology, considered to be the world’s leading machine translation technology, combined with SDL’s existing Language Technologies will take the SDL Global Information Management technology portfolio to a new level, providing its customers and partners with a solid platform to create and maintain global content.


Commenting on the announcement Mark Lancaster said,


“We are delighted to have Mark Tapling lead the SDL Language Technologies division. The integration of machine translation into the human translation process is crucial. We consider that within 5 years more than 50% of all translated content will use machine translation as part of the translation process. We are dedicated to investing in language management technology in order to provide the platform for companies to deliver global content fast and cost effectively for all content across their business.”


Mark Tapling added, “Creating and maintaining content in multiple languages is a major challenge for global enterprises. With millions of words being created every day in multiple languages, the only way a global business is able to serve their global market places in their local language is to use translation management technology.”



SDL plc

Tel: 01628 410 127


Mark Lancaster, Chief Executive


John Hunter, Chief Financial Officer




Financial Dynamics

Tel: 020 7831 3113

Juliet Clarke/Haya Herbert-Burns/Ed Bridges


About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions. SDL’s solutions increase business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. The company’s integrated Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information that reaches multiple audiences around the world through different channels. 


Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP, Sony and Virgin Atlantic. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.