I realize that a big announcement like this can cause some uncertainty and would like to clarify a few points.
Yes, Maplesoft has seen growth from the engineering market over the past years. However, mathematicians continue to form the majority of our customers and we spend a lot of mindshare on how to continue to provide new features for this audience with every release.
We also continue to work together with math researchers around the world and Maple continues to lead the pack in areas like differential equations and polynomial system solving, as a result.
I don’t expect any of this to change with the acquisition. Cybernet, btw, has been our reseller in Japan for many years and counts a large number of academic Maple users among its customers.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further concerns about our direction
Executive Vice President & Chief Scientist