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IT Manager's Journal: Trolltech: Right Place at Right Time?

Feb 05, 2004, 13:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

"How's this for a backhanded yet powerful endorsement of a company's products? Pixar Animation Studios, creator of such movie hits as 'Finding Nemo,' 'Toy Story,' and 'Monsters Inc.', uses Trolltech's software throughout its operation but won't talk about it publicly because it thinks it would be giving away a competitive advantage.

"Well, I suppose Trolltech--which releases the latest version (3.3) of its flagship product, Qt, today--is no secret anymore. Its software has an amazing duality about it: It's used to construct ultra-high end graphics applications for Pixar's computer animation; at the same time, it is used to build tiny applications for handheld devices. It's also a favorite environment for the electronic design automation (EDA) market, including companies such as Synopsis, Inc., Cadence Design Systems, and MentorGraphics..."

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