Interface software developer Neuron Data Inc of Mountain View, California, has acquired software component company Microline Software Inc of nearby Sunnyvale, in order to boost its development of new Java-based tools. Neuron Data will combine its skills with those of Microline, which, according to Neuron Data, will give it a quick start in the Java world. Neuron Data, which was established in 1985 and now employs 160 people across the world, says that no job cuts will be made as a result of the acquisition. Microline will retain its name for the time being, but Neuron Data has said that that may change as time progresses. Product plans are due to be unveiled at the JavaOne trade show on April 2. Microline, a small company established at the beginning of 1995, started off writing Widgets for the Motif graphical user interface, and more recently produced the Java-based Microline Component and View toolkits – described as 100% Java advanced user interface toolkits.