Newly-founded JScape Corporation (CI No 3,132) announced it has acquired the Java component products and component development team of Connect! Corporation. Wayne Williams, former Connect! president, has left to become the Scottsdale, Arizona start-up’s boss. JScape will continue to support existing Connect! customers and will incorporate Connect! products with its own. It plans to roll out six of its new Java Reusable ComponentWare products over the next six weeks. So far, five products are posted on its Website. They include $750 PowerPanel, a multiple page user interface component; $450 JScape Form which has dockable tool bars, busy indicator, layout manager and window management for creating an application framework; $600 PowerSearch, a pattern matching and search engine for searching strings of text to find patterns and optionally saving, replacing or returning positional information; $900 WidgetsPro, a library of pre-built Java components; and $300 Widgets, a stripped down version of WidgetsPro. All the components come with a single developer license, JDK 1.02, 1.1, Beans and Java Studio wrappers, online documentation, documentation standards, source code for sample applets and support. JScape also said SunSoft licensed WidgetsPro object code for its Java Studio and Java Workshop. JScape’s component is supposed to give Sun Microsystems Inc’s customers drag-and-drop access to pre-built JavaBeans components. As part of the agreement Sun and JScape will jointly develop additional JavaBeans components for Java Studio.