Tematic staff leave CastleBy Chris Williams. Published: 12th Oct 2005, 14:44:46 | Permalink | Printable
Business as usual though, says CastleThe developer of RISC OS 5, Castle, has trimmed its engineering workforce. We were first tipped off last week of the changes at Castle when it was reported that staff had left its embedded engineering arm, Tematic. Having visited the offices at Signet Court, Cambridge, on a weekday afternoon, one source claimed: "The blinds are all closed, the offices dark, no-one parked in their garage and the aircon is switched off. Peering through the door, the offices look empty although I could only see the ground floor rooms (there are three floors, all dark), but I couldn't see any post on the doormat."
Jack Lillingston, Castle MD, said today that Castle "had needed to reduce staffing levels due to longer than expected development timescales."
He added: "However, Castle assured all its customers (both for embedded products and the IYONIX pc products) that service levels remain unaffected and that business is very much as usual."
Castle absorbed Tematic in January last year, taking on engineers who previously worked at Acorn and Pace Micro. Just before Christmas, Tematic called for more programmers to join the team, and in April, they moved to new premises in Cambridge. Castle are currently working with Iyonix users to finalise the release of RISC OS 5.10.
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