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Welocalize Acquires Sinometrics in Seattle


Wednesday, 6 February, 2008

Global mid-tier leader drives forward with eighth acquisition

Frederick, MD and Seattle, WA, United States (February 6, 2008) – Welocalize, Inc., a leading provider of integrated globalization services, announced today the acquisition of Sinometrics, a multilingual software localization firm based in Seattle. The acquisition—number eight for Welocalize—signifies another major stepping stone in building a great company with first-class talent and customers.

As the largest Seattle-based localization company, Sinometrics has corned the Seattle market by providing language solutions to technology companies using a value-based service model and a solid technology platform. Their venerable presence and down-the-hall attitude has won Sinometrics significant business from Microsoft and a place as preferred localization service provider for Cisco. “We were immediately impressed by their fresh and forthright approach, and are delighted to join forces in servicing two key customers in the Seattle region," explains Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize.

“Beyond our mutual clients, both of our companies share remarkably similar cultures, from our internal procedures to the attitudes of our employees," says Rick Myers, President of Sinometrics. "Our proximity to the Welocalize office in Portland provides us with a great advantage in providing innovative language and technology solutions to our customers, backed by a solid global platform.”

Sinometrics will be working closely with the Welocalize Portland office on a number of customer-focused initiatives, from technology integration to marketing outreach efforts. "Sinometrics is naturally aligned with the objectives and account strategies of our team in Portland," adds Chris Grebisz, COO of Welocalize. “We look forward to combining talent and efforts from both a production and strategy standpoint.”

About Welocalize
Welocalize offers Integrated Globalization Services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project.

Our clients include AOL, Autodesk, Canon, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, IBM, Microsoft, Sun, Symantec and Xerox. The company maintains offices in Frederick, MD; Portland, OR; Redwood Shores, CA; Dublin, Ireland; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; and Saarbrücken, Germany. Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

About Sinometrics
Sinometrics provides translation and localization services in over 40 languages and assists with the broader globalization process, enabling clients to reach and retain a worldwide audience. The Sinometrics staff consists of expert, native-speaking translators, experienced graphic designers and dedicated project managers with extensive backgrounds in business and technology. Established in 1993, Sinometrics is privately owned and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit www.sinometrics.com.