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Appeared on: Friday, October 13, 2006
Adobe Buys Mobile Software Technology Developed by Actimagine

With Flash technology already established on high-end mobile handsets around the world, the acquisition will extend the reach of Adobe mobile technologies, including Adobe Flash Lite, to high-volume, mass market devices

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the acquisition of vector graphics technology developed by Actimagine, a company that develops, patents, and licenses software solutions in the field of video and interactive vector graphics. Under the terms of the agreement, Actimagine will also incorporate existing and future versions of Adobe Flash Lite technology into their service offerings.

"Adobe is committed to providing the technologies needed by operators worldwide to develop, deliver, and display engaging mobile experiences on a broad set of mobile devices," said Al Ramadan, senior vice president, Mobile and Device Solutions Business Unit at Adobe. "With the acquisition of Actimagine's vector graphics technology, we will be able to further enhance the most popular, high-volume mobile and consumer devices as well as broaden our reach into emerging markets."

"We are very excited about the agreement with Adobe," said Andre Pagnac, CEO of Actimagine. "We look forward to accelerating the existing momentum of Flash and increasing its reach and capabilities in mass market mobile phones. We intend to combine Flash with Mobiclip, our software video codec, to deliver most enjoyable user experiences."

Flash technology enables operators, OEMs, and content providers to offer rich mobile experiences across a wide range of mobile devices, operating systems, and processors.

By leveraging the Flash ecosystem - which includes the Flash authoring tool, Flash Lite player runtime and an established community of more than one million designers and developers - Flash Lite can reduce deployment costs and deliver content and interfaces three to five times faster than competing solutions. Today more than 115 million Flash technology-enabled devices have shipped worldwide.

For information on Adobe's mobile technology visit: www.adobe.com/mobile.


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