Ada Expert Robert A. Duff Joins AdaCore Team

NEW YORK, NY, USA - AdaCore, a leading Ada technology supplier, today announced the appointment of Ada expert Robert A. Duff to the company’s core technical team. Mr. Duff will be responsible for designing and implementing enhancements to the GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment.

Mr. Duff brings to AdaCore more than 24 years of technical expertise that includes the design of software system architecture, programming languages, compilers, real-time systems, parallel and distributed systems, and software development tools. Mr. Duff was a key member of the language design team for Ada 95, the 1995 revision of the Ada programming language, which included support for object-oriented programming, data-oriented synchronization, programming-in-the-large, and real-time systems. He also authored major portions of the Ada 95 International Standard. Mr. Duff has served as co-chair for the Ada Rapporteur Group, which is responsible for evaluating comments concerning the ISO standard for Ada.

"Bob Duff is well respected by the Ada community both as an authority and dedicated proponent of the Ada programming language, so he and AdaCore are an ideal match," said Robert Dewar, President of AdaCore. "Having worked closely with Bob on the Ada 95 revision, we know he will be an asset to us as we continue to improve and streamline our Ada development solutions."

Most recently, Mr. Duff served as Vice President of Engineering for SofCheck, Inc., where he was responsible for designing and implementing a static analysis tool to detect errors in Ada and Java programs. He has also served as Chief Scientist, Language Tools, at Intermetrics, Inc.; President and Consultant for Oak Tree Software, Inc.; Director of Engineering for Software Leverage, Inc.; and as a system software designer for AAI Corporation. Robert Duff holds a B.S. in applied mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial, open-source software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency and safety are absolutely critical. AdaCore's flagship product is GNAT Pro, the commercial-grade open-source Ada development environment, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has customers worldwide; see for more information.

Use of Ada and GNAT Pro continues to grow in high-integrity and safety-critical applications, including commercial and defense aircraft avionics, air traffic control, railroad systems, financial services and medical devices. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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