Digia set to acquire Qt software technologies from Nokia

Digia, a Finnish software company, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia.

Digia, a Finnish software company, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia.

Following the acquisition, Digia will become responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open-source licensing and service business. Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms.

One of Digia’s key objectives with this acquisition is to improve its position within the Qt ecosystem by further strengthening Qt’s R&D capabilities and expanding its reach on many more platforms.

Since Digia acquired the Qt Commercial licensing business from Nokia in March 2011, the operation has continued to be successful and has grown substantially. Digia forecasts the acquisition’s impact on its 2012 revenues to be positive.