From Sega Retro
|Merged with: Imagination Technologies Group plc|
|Headquarters: Leeds, United Kingdom|
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Cross Products was a British company, based in Leeds, specialized in creating and marketing Cross Platform Development Tools, founded in 1989 by Ian Oliver and Andy Craven (a collaborative venture between two of the UK’s leading computer games companies, Realtime Games Software and Vektor Grafix, respectively).
In June 1994 the company was acquired by Sega as part of their ongoing development tools strategy. In 2001 the entire share capital of Cross Products was acquired from Sega by Imagination Technologies Group plc for a total of £4.2 million.
Development hardware/tools produced
- SNASM Mega-CD
- SNASM2 (Mega Drive)
- SNASM2 (32X)
- SNASM2 (Saturn)
- MIRAGE Universal CD Emulator
- Interview: Ian Oliver (1998-01) by World of Stuart
- http://www.crossprod.co.uk (Wayback Machine: 1996-12-27 10:09)
- http://www.crashonline.org.uk/64/bomber.htm (archive.today)
- http://www.crossprod.co.uk/company.htm (Wayback Machine: 1998-01-21 16:41)
- File:Cross Products Limited Annual Report (for the period ended 31 March 1995) 1995-06-16.pdf, page 3
- Press Release: 2001-09-26: Imagination Technologies Acquires Cross Products