Good Technology inks deal to buy Neomar assets

Good Technology Inc. is set to purchase patents and software and gain some top engineers from wireless software maker Neomar, the company's chief executive officer (CEO) confirmed Monday.

The terms of the deal, to be formally disclosed Wednesday, will see wireless startup Good, of Sunnvale, California, acquiring intellectual property from Neomar and giving jobs to six Neomar engineers. Good's purchase will aid the wireless startup in the development of its next version of its wireless access platform, GoodInfo, which will incorporate Neomar technology, according to Danny Shader, CEO of Good.

The GoodInfo tool enables users to access corporate data from sources such as SAP AG, Siebel Systems Inc., intranets, corporate applications, and public Web sites wirelessly on handheld devices including the Good G100 and Waterloo, Ontario-based Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry handheld. Last November, San Francisco-based Neomar announced that the latest version of its Real Mobility Solution offered support for Good's platform. The Real Mobility Solution, consisting of three enterprise mobile infrastructure products, enables handheld users to access critical data and applications while out of the office.

"We are acquiring the intellectual assets and patents and Neomar's engineering team," said Shader. "Neomar has great technology, but not a great business plan. We plan to roll out GoodInfo with Neomar technology enhancements sometime between the summer and fall of this year."

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