Press Releases and News Articles


Search for ("The Seattle Times") returned 27 online press releases or news articles from October 19, 1990 through January 8, 2000.

New Axon Corp. Seeks Graphic Answer

Three leading Seattle graphics software programmers with connections to Aldus and Atex publishing companies have formed a new company aimed at “mainstreaming” graphics use on personal computers.

Start-Up Software Firm Gets A Boost

Axon Corp., a Seattle start-up company developing a mainstream business graphics program for use with spreadsheets and text programs on personal computers, has received $3.5 million in a second injection of venture funding.

Drawing Software To Be Released

Where Flight Simulator and PageMaker put cockpits and newspaper layouts on a computer screen, a well-financed Seattle start-up company is putting the familiar office and classroom "white board" on computers in hopes of bringing computerized drawing capabilities to the masses.

Upcoming Upgrades Mean Happy Holidays For The Techno-Hungry

First it's back to school. Then it's the holidays. Then it's year-end inventory clearance.

Visio Rides Windows Wave

Seattle-Based Software Maker Comfortable In Microsoft's Shadow

Here's a switch: A software company that willingly shares its technology with Microsoft and helps the Redmond company improve and promote its own products. At a time when Microsoft competitors are complaining more stridently than ever about its dominance, Seattle-based Visio, a maker of software used for diagramming and drawing, is comfortable in the Microsoft shadow.

Visio Corp. Plans Stock Offering

Visio Corp., a drawing and diagramming software maker which early on tied its fortunes to the success of Microsoft's Windows platform, plans to go public.

Visio Stock Soars; Sudden Success Perplexes Some

The seething demand for new stocks slammed into the Puget Sound region yesterday with an amazing reception for Visio Corp. shares.

Visio's Stock Is An `Excellent Investment'

Here are recent brokerage-house and investment-advisory opinions affecting Pacific Northwest stocks. The Seattle Times neither advises against nor recommends purchase of these stocks. Stock symbols and stock quotations are listed in parentheses, the latter reflecting prices when reports were issued. Ratings definitions vary, but most companies have five rankings, which are, from highest to lowest:

Visio Stock Climbs 2 Percent As Profit Soars By 110 Percent

SEATTLE - Visio stock climbed 2 percent today after the 7-year-old maker of computer diagraming software reported that first-quarter profit soared 110 percent over a year ago.

Visio Chief Charting Rapid Growth, Looking At Overseas Expansion

Jeremy Jaech has one of those challenges that chief executives love: deciding how to keep growing quickly.

Visio Stock Splitting 2-For-1 After 81% Jump For Quarter

SEATTLE - Visio, the maker of computer diagramming software, yesterday announced a two-for-one stock split.

Waterfront Office Complex Draws First Tenant

Visio To Move Into World Trade Center

Visio, a Seattle-based software manufacturer, appears to be the first tenant in a new office complex under construction on the Seattle waterfront.

Visio Acquires Bellevue Database-Design Company

SEATTLE - Visio, a Seattle-based business software developer, said it has acquired InfoModelers, a privately held database-design company based in Bellevue.

Asian Sales Gain Fuels Boost In Revenue, Profit For Visio

SEATTLE - Despite Asian economic troubles, Visio increased its software sales in the region by more than 80 percent during the past quarter.

High-Tech Is Back In Town

Downtown Seattle Draws Some Biggies

As downtown Seattle sprouts glitzy new retail, office and residential developments, another face of the city is quietly emerging: From Pioneer Square to Lake Union, Seattle is becoming a high-tech mecca.

Local Companies Keep Close Eye On Antitrust Suit Against Microsoft

Some Tech Firms' Fortunes Closely Tied To Software Giant's

For all the talk about innovation, technological progress and free markets, few companies had as much immediately at stake in the debate over Microsoft's future as Kao Infosystems.

Visio Acquires Oregon's Kaspia, Maker Of Network Software

SEATTLE - Visio, a producer of diagramming and technical-drawing software, has acquired Kaspia Systems, a privately held developer of automated network-auditing software based in Beaverton, Ore.

Visio Takes More Space In World Trade Center

Seattle-based Visio will lease an additional 133,000 square feet of space in an adjoining building of the new World Trade Center development on Seattle's waterfront.

Downgrade Hits Visio; Shares Fall

SEATTLE - Visio shares were down 33 percent today after an analyst reduced his rating on the company's stock following the company's report of a 36 percent profit gain in its first quarter.

Visio Directors OK Buyback As Stock Hits 12-Month Low

SEATTLE - Visio, the producer of diagramming and drawing software, said its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 2 million shares of its stock over the next two years.

Visio Stock Plummets After Earnings Warning

Shares of Seattle-based Visio plunged today after the maker of software for computer-aided drawing and diagramming warned that third-quarter earnings won't meet analysts' expectations because of delays in closing several large sales.

Tepid Visio Hopes To Catch Fire

Company Creates New Software, Strategy

In a year when technology stocks' spasms on Wall Street have left investors with jaws dropped, Seattle-based Visio's performance barely has triggered a yawn.

Microsoft Acquiring Visio

Seattle Firm Being Sold In $1.3 Billion Deal

Microsoft has agreed to purchase Visio, a developer of design and diagramming software, for about $1.3 billion in stock.

Justice Dept. Eyeing Microsoft, Visio Deal

The Justice Department has decided to look into Microsoft's proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Visio, a Seattle maker of diagramming software, the companies disclosed late yesterday.

Visio Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Microsoft Deal

SEATTLE - Visio, which makes business diagramming and technical software, said its shareholders approved its merger agreement with Microsoft at a special shareholders' meeting today.

Visio-Microsoft Deal Clears Antitrust Review

WASHINGTON - Microsoft's $1.26 billion purchase of Visio, a Seattle-based developer of design and drawing software, received Justice Department antitrust clearance, Visio said today.

$1.5 billion Visio purchase complete, Microsoft says

SEATTLE - Microsoft yesterday said it completed its acquisition of Seattle-based Visio, a maker of diagramming software, for approximately $1.5 billion in stock.