July 25, 2006
Source: Daily Yomiuri
Written by Ayako Hirayama / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
After working in industries ranging from entertainment to semiconductors, Garrett Ilg has fulfilled a childhood dream–to become the president of a foreign company in Japan.
Ilg took up his post as president of Adobe Systems Co., the Japanese unit of U.S. software maker Adobe Systems Inc., earlier this year.
July 21, 2006
Source: Knowledge @ Warton
Having completed the acquisition of Macromedia in December 2005, Adobe Systems now controls two of the de facto standards for electronic content — the Portable Document Format (PDF) for electronic documents and the Flash SWF format used for web-based animations and interactive content. Adobe believes that combining these technologies with a unified set of software development tools and programming interfaces (“APIs”) — creating what Adobe terms its “Engagement Platform” — will uniquely position the company to deliver a new generation of software development tools.
July 21, 2006
1,800 College Students from 24 Countries Competed in Sixth Annual Awards Program
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 21, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the winners of the sixth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, the premier student design competition that honors the world’s most talented student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers and computer artists from the top design, film and broadcast institutions. Using the latest Adobe products, more than 1,800 students from 24 countries competed in the annual program.
July 6, 2006
Adobe San Jose Headquarters Recognized for Energy and Environmental Design Excellence
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 3, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification for Adobe’s West Tower headquarters building in downtown San Jose. The Adobe tower is the world’s first commercial office building to earn this highest recognition possible for energy and environmental design excellence under the USGBC’s permanent LEED Existing Building (LEED-EB) standard.
June 26, 2006
Adobe Further Extends Leadership in Digital Photography Raw File Workflows
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 26, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Pixmantec ApS, makers of digital imaging software that provides advanced workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files. The acquisition strengthens Adobe’s leadership position in raw processing. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
June 16, 2006
Stephen Elop to Remain with Adobe Through the End of Fiscal Year
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 15, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Stephen Elop, president, worldwide field operations, will leave the company at the end of the fiscal year. Elop, former CEO of Macromedia, is responsible for the company’s global sales organization including field marketing, customer care and professional services.
June 16, 2006
With Newly Acquired Macromedia, it Plans to Render Windows `Irrelevant,’ its CEO Says
Written by John Boudreau, Mercury News
When Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion in stock in December, it was more than a merger of tech companies. It brought together two cultures — the hip, body-pierced world of San Francisco and the land of khakis in San Jose.
June 16, 2006
Company Achieves Profitability Targets On Lower Than Expected Revenue
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 15, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported record financial results for its second quarter ended June 2, 2006. The Company’s Q2 results reflect the acquisition of Macromedia in December, 2005, and are compared to pre-acquisition results of prior fiscal periods as applicable.
June 14, 2006
Attributed to Macworld.co.uk
Adobe has issued a statement of response to recent reports that it has been unable to agree on licensing conditions with Microsoft regarding the inclusion of PDF support in a future version of Office.
June 13, 2006
Adobe Incorporates Early Testers’ Feedback and Additional Raw File Support in Updated Beta
Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 13, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe Lightroom, an all-new digital imaging workflow solution for professional photographers that allows them to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of images. The latest version adds features suggested by beta testers that allow greater control over export size and resolution, refined metadata selection with print output and RGB value readouts for greater editing precision.