22/09/2008 Autonomy Corporation plc
22 September 2008
The London Stock Exchange is delighted to welcome Autonomy Corporation plc to open the London markets, marking the company’s entrance to the FTSE 100.
Autonomy (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, pan-enterprise search, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery and archiving, records management, business process management, customer interaction solutions, video and audio analysis, and enterprise search.
Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations. More than 350 other software companies incorporate Autonomy technology, and the company's products are also sold by over 400 partners. The company has offices worldwide.
As of 12 September, Autonomy had a market capitalisation of £2.3 billion, and as from today is a member of the FTSE 100.
On entering the FTSE 100 index, Dr Mike Lynch, CEO and founder of Autonomy, commented: "The UK remains a good place to do business. We have access to exceptional talent in Cambridge and it is the investment in people and our products that continues to drive the growth of the business. Autonomy remains ideally placed for leveraging the knowledge economy, ensuring that our customers can create value from the unstructured information that makes up 80% of the data residing within organisations."