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Short Take: Informix buys software maker

Informix Software has acquired CenterView Software, a maker of tools for database application development. The deal, a cash transaction, will result in a $7 million write-off of in-process research and development costs for the first quarter of this year. The 13 CenterView employees will be based at Informix's Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

Informix Software has acquired CenterView Software, a maker of tools for database application development. The deal, a cash transaction, will result in a $7 million write-off of in-process research and development costs for the first quarter of this year. The 13 CenterView employees will be based at Informix's Menlo Park, California, headquarters.