Infonyte has been founded in December 2000 as a limited liability corporation (GmbH) in Darmstadt, Germany. The company is partly funded by a public grant from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
Infonyte's core business is the development and marketing of a lightweight database product specialized in storage, retrieval and processing of data encoded in XML. Infonyte plans to become a leading provider of lightweight XML software components for solution providers in the mobile and embedded market and for software product vendors in B2B commerce.
Infonyte GmbH is a spin-off company of GMD's Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute (IPSI). It develops products for efficient storage and processing of XML data on various devices and transfers research results of IPSI's XML-competence center into industrial strength products.