Press Releases


Variscite Teams with Crank to Deliver Custom GUI Development Solutions for Embedded Devices

February 20, 2024

Device manufacturers that rely on Variscite’s SoM solutions can easily access to Crank’s Storyboard software tools to bring products with high-end UI performance to market—faster and at reduced costs.


Crank Announces Support for Figma with Storyboard 8.1

February 20, 2024

A product's GUI holds the key to unlocking extraordinary experiences for customers. Regardless of the market the product is built for, the user experience (UX) is a crucial element of the final product design. This is why Crank has incorporated native file integration with the leading tools used by designers to create exceptional UI/UX experiences. 


Crank AMETEK unveils Validator a powerful new embedded GUI testing framework at Embedded World 2023

March 14, 2023

Since UIs are the central point of interaction for most embedded devices built today, making sure they perform as intended is a critical part of the development process. Crank AMETEK is thrilled to announce the inclusion of an automated testing framework, Storyboard Validator, within its upcoming product release. 

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Crank AMETEK extends GUI development services in Japan with new authorized distributor OsakaNDS

September 8, 2022

Crank AMETEK has partnered with OsakaNDS to extend graphical UI development services and support in Japan to help streamline high-performance GUI development for embedded systems in the region.

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AMETEK Crank Expands Further into Europe and APAC with the Addition of Regional Sales Manager

March 9, 2022

AMETEK Crank is pleased to announce the expansion to Europe and APAC, to support its growing global presence, with the addition of experienced Regional Sales Manager, Jonathan Dworski, who was previously the Business Development & International Sales Manager of Ipolog GmbH.

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AMETEK Crank Partners with Zepp Health to Create a Richer Graphical User Experience for the Amazfit Smartwatch Family

January 24, 2022

Embedded GUI experts AMETEK Crank reaffirms its commitment as partners of Zepp Health to build and optimize the foundational graphics and UX stack for their new line of Amazfit GTS and GTR series of smartwatches.


The Next Generation of Wearables Has a New Technology Platform; AMETEK Crank

December 21, 2021

GUI experts AMETEK Crank release their 2022 trends, where wearable designs are going, and how low-power microcontrollers (MCU) will revolutionize the consumer experience. 


AMETEK Announces Three Acquisitions

March 29, 2021

AMETEK Inc., today announced that it has completed three acquisitions – Magnetrol International, Crank Software and EGS Automation (EGS). Approximately $270 million was deployed on these acquisitions which have combined annual sales of approximately $120 million.


Beacon EmbeddedWorks & Crank Software partner to deliver advanced hardware and streamlined GUI development for embedded systems

March 4, 2021

Beacon EmbeddedWorks now partners with Crank Software to streamline high-performance GUI development for embedded systems.


Accelerating embedded UX development: Crank Software unveils rapid design iteration technology

March 2, 2021

Crank Software announces Storyboard 7.0, its latest development platform built to deliver smartphone-like user experiences (UX) on low-power, tightly-resourced hardware.

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Crank Software Teams with Aptera Motors to Drive Embedded UX for the World’s Most Efficient Vehicle

December 15, 2020

Crank Software announces its partnership with Aptera Motors to develop and launch the central infotainment display for the world’s first solar electric vehicle (sEV) that requires no charging for most daily use.


iWave Systems and Crank Software Partners to Enable Enhanced User Experiences in HMI Solution Through Rich, Interactive 3D Touch Screen Interface

October 8, 2020

iWave Systems, a global leader in the design and manufacture of cutting edge embedded solutions, is collaborating with Crank Software, the leading provider of Graphical User Interface development software, Storyboard, to provide pixel-perfect 3D touch screen interfaces on iWave HMI Solutions. 


Crank Software Helps Fight COVID-19 by Enabling Ventec Life Systems to Increase Ventilator Production.

August 4, 2020

Rapid GUI development capabilities of Storyboard make addition of new functions to VOCSN critical care ventilators possible in under 30 days. In an effort to increase production of respiratory care products in the war against COVID-19, Crank Software teamed with Ventec Life Systems to enable rapid design improvements to the VOCSN critical care ventilator.


Crank adds powerful new features to Storyboard to maximize UI performance across geographically dispersed teams

March 12, 2020

Crank Software, an innovator in embedded GUI design and development solutions and winner of Best Software at Embedded World 2020, today announced their latest Storyboard release. Built to help product development teams test their project at a much earlier stage in the development cycle and across large geographical distances, user experience (UX) driven products are able to get to market faster with improved touchscreen experiences.


Unleashing a world of smart possibilities with iWave, Crank Software & the NXP i.MX8 series

March 10, 2020

Crank Software and iWave Systems have partnered up to support rich graphics on the powerful NXP i.MX 8 series system on modules and SBC boards.


Crank Software launches μC3 OS support, debuts HMI software platform in Japan

March 3, 2020

With support for the μC3 RTOS within Storyboard, embedded teams in Asia can now create rich graphics for their touch screen displays.


Crank Software Wins Prestigious Embedded Award for UI Development Software

February 25, 2020

With its hybrid rendering functionality, Crank Software is recognized as most innovative software technology at Embedded World.


Crank Software’s UI Development Software Shortlisted for Embedded Award 2020

February 19, 2020

Storyboard hybrid rendering functionality places Crank Software into group of three finalists recognized for innovative software at Embedded World.


Crank Software and NXP Make it Easier to Build Exceptional UIs for Embedded Devices with Latest MCUXpresso SDK Release

January 30, 2020

Delivering on the promise to make the development of embedded graphical user interfaces (GUI) easier for customers, Crank Software, an innovator in embedded GUI design and development software (Storyboard), has collaborated with NXP® Semiconductors to offer quick convenient access to reference example applications, such as Crank Storyboard, via their latest release of the MCUXpresso software development kit (SDK).


Embedded UI software company Crank Software named 2019 Company of the Year

November 22, 2019

Crank Software, the embedded UI design and development partner of global Fortune 500 companies, was awarded the 2019 Kanata North Company of the Year at the Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs). The BOBs recognize the most accomplished and innovative companies and business leaders who are driving economic growth and success in Canada’s capital region.


Crank releases Storyboard 6.1 update focused on internationalization of embedded GUIs.

October 24, 2019

Crank Software is pleased to announce their commitment to helping organizations deliver a brilliant touch screen experience to their global customers with the release of its latest version of Storyboard. Crank Software, an innovator in embedded GUI design and development software, created Storyboard to enable R&D teams to more quickly and collaboratively develop rich and dynamic graphical displays while optimizing hardware performance.


Crank Software releases Storyboard 6.0 to help deliver impressive customer experiences on smaller embedded devices

June 6, 2019

Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) software and solutions, today released Storyboard 6.0, the latest version of its industry-leading embedded UI design and development software. Storyboard 6.0 further supports the company's commitment to making it easier and faster to create best-in-class user interfaces across the broadest range of target devices, from resource-constrained MCUs to high-powered MPUs.


The making of a rebrand: the evolution of Crank Software

May 23, 2019

If you visited our website over the past month, you might have noticed that we look a bit different. Actually, we look a lot different. Like, burn the internet down and start over different. We overhauled our website from top to bottom, from both a content and an aesthetic perspective.


Crank Software Delivers a Design-centric Approach to Embedded UI Development with Storyboard 5.2

February 26, 2018

Crank Software today introduced Storyboard 5.2, the latest release of its cross-platform UI development framework that enables organizations to create and refine the beautiful, high-performance user interfaces that consumers expect, in a fraction of the time required by traditional embedded development methodologies.


Crank Software Advances Embedded UI Design and Development with Storyboard 5.0 at Embedded World

March 14, 2017

Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, today announced the latest release of its turnkey UI development software, Storyboard Suite.


Crank Software Enhances the Level of Collaboration at Embedded World 2015

February 20, 2015

Supporting iterative and collaborative design, Storyboard Suite gives development teams a flexible platform and toolkit to allow them to share workload and design tasks, while maintaining a tight focus on a cohesive and beautifully integrated end product.


Fujitsu Semiconductor Joins Crank Software

November 4, 2014

The new Fujitsu IdeaBoxx is a fully self-contained, graphics-centric SDK that delivers everything a user needs to create a complete graphical sub-system in minutes.


Renesas and Crank Software Streamline HMI Application Development

October 1, 2014

Renesas Electronics America, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, is collaborating with Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, to improve UI development and streamline workflow for feature-rich human-machine interface (HMI) applications with Linux Crank Storyboard™ Suite support for the Renesas RZ/A microprocessor.


Green Hills Software and Crank Software Announce System-Critical Platform for Graphics-Rich Embedded Devices

April 1, 2014

Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things, and Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, today announced an innovative 3D graphical user interface design and deployment workflow for embedded applications with system-critical functionality.


Crank Software Inc. Releases Storyboard Suite 3.2

November 20, 2013

With Storyboard Suite, teams now can save time and costs by having designers and engineers work side-by-side in an integrated, collaborative process to ultimately create a better UI.


Storyboard Suite 3.0 Speeds Time to Market

January 8, 2013

Storyboard Suite 3.0 features include iOS support, animation timeline editor, OpenGL ES custom shader support, language translation manager, non-MMU device support and new image optimization tools.


Crank Software Introduces Storyboard Browser

October 23, 2013

To get a UI development tool and a WebKit-based application that renders HTML5 content, product teams traditionally must piece together a multiple-vendor solution, but with Crank Software, teams can simply use the proven Storyboard Suite with the Storyboard Browser extension for a single-vendor, seamless solution to creating the best UI possible.


Crank Software WebKit Chosen to Power Nintendo Web Framework

October 2, 2013

With Crank Software's WebKit, web developers, in addition to traditional developers, can now use the Nintendo Web Framework to develop their newest games and applications on the Wii U system with the best technologies possible – including HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.


Storyboard Suite 1.3 Provides OpenGL ES 2.0 Support

October 19, 2011

With the addition of OpenGL ES 2.0 customers will be able to take advantage of accelerated graphics without having to write OpenGL specific code.


Embedded Tools and Crank Software Come Together

May 12, 2011

Embedded real-time systems expert, Embedded Tools, and Crank Software Inc., an innovator in embedded graphical user interface (GUI) solutions, announced today that they have signed a software distribution agreement.


MPC Data and Crank Software Join Forces

April 11, 2011

Embedded systems integration specialist MPC Data Ltd. and Crank™ Software Inc., an innovator in embedded graphical user interface (GUI) solutions, announced today that they have signed a software distribution agreement.


Storyboard Suite 1.2 Enables Collaborative UI Development

February 7, 2011

UI design is increasingly a key differentiator among products across the embedded market-from consumer electronics to automotive to industrial automation and more. Traditionally, stakeholders within the R&D team worked serially within their own development environments-thus losing competitive advantage in the market.


Crank Storyboard Suite 1.1 Now Available

May 27, 2010

Compared to older, traditional electronic design automation tools, Storyboard enables R&D teams to more quickly and more collaboratively develop rich and dynamic graphical displays while optimizing hardware performance.


Crank Software Announces Availability of Storyboard

November 10, 2009

Crank Software offers a new, streamlined approach to how R&D teams develop UIs for embedded systems. The Crank Storyboard Suite enables UI designers with no programming experience to drag-and-drop their UI designs and do this in parallel with, yet independently from, the engineers who are coding.

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