October 5, 2016
XUP, Ltd acquires Proxor Ltd and the exclusive IP rights to the Proxor Authentic Examinations
XUP, Ltd announced today that it has acquired Proxor Ltd from Proxor Holdings Limited (Ireland).
Proxor Ltd is a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University and holds the exclusive rights to the Proxor Authentic Examinations that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University. XUP (Power of Ubiquitous Programmers) was founded by Henry M. Hon to focus on marketing programmer assessment solutions and working with companies, universities, governments, IT societies and individual programmers globally.
Dr. Philip Miller, co-founder of Proxor, stated “Professor Dannenberg and I are extremely happy to be partnering with Henry to drive the growth of our business. With the acquisition, Proxor is now able to extend its capabilities globally for the assessment of programmer skills from Java to also include C and FED which I have already developed and will be launched by July 2017”.
The combination of Proxor Authentic exams and XUP’s predictive analytics will enable its corporate customers to ensure that they are able to recruit qualified programmers, plan the right training courses to improve their capabilities and identify high potential software engineers.
XUP is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Singapore and the main development center will continue to be located in Pittsburgh (Carnegie Mellon University).
Proxor - Authentic Examinationsᵀᴹ provides assessment ratings of software development skills, initially in Java and C, using technology and methodology developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and funded by a USD2.9Million grant from the government of Kenya under a loan from the World Bank. Created and designed by renowned Computer Science Professors at CMU, Proxor is the industry leader in the rating and certification of software developers. Proxor is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Singapore and the main development center will continue to be located in Pittsburgh near Carnegie Mellon University.