CHANTILLY, VA-Software provider InfinityQS is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009. The company was founded in 1989 by Michael A. Lyle and Christopher Kearsley. Veterans in quality control, the founders saw unique marketing opportunities for manufacturers needing computerized controllers to automate their various types of industrial equipment. Within the semiconductor industry, they found companies in further need of advanced analytical tools to help them better statistically monitor and control their manufacturing processes.

These advanced statistical tools, not typically provided by other real-time data collection and charting products, have since proven to be very successful across many industry segments including automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, electronics and food.

The company attributes its continuous growth to a real-world approach to designing software solutions, interacting with customers on a daily basis to better understand their needs and challenges. The company’s development initiatives are based on these interactions and driven by software users in manufacturing environments.

Today there are more that 30,000 active licenses of the company’s software currently in use worldwide. Customers range from small manufacturing shops to large Fortune 100 companies with global implementations. The company has offices throughout the United States and China, as well as a partner network that spans six continents.