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Encyclopedia > Adobe Systems
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Type Public (NASDAQ: ADBE)
Founded Flag of United States San Jose (1982)
Headquarters San Jose, California, U.S.
Key people Charles Geschke, Founder
John Warnock, Founder
Bruce Chizen, CEO
Shantanu Narayen, Pres. & COO
Industry Software [1]
Products See complete products listing.
Revenue $2.575 billion USD (2006)
Employees 6,068 (January 2007)[1]
Website www.adobe.com

Adobe Systems (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: [əˈdoʊbiː]) (NASDAQADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links AdobeSystems. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Charles Geschke Charles M. Chuck Geschke (b. ... John Warnock John Warnock (b. ... Bruce R. Chizen is the chief executive officer of Adobe Systems, based in San Jose, California. ... A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Most of this article is about heads of state. ... A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... A list of Adobe Systems products. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... The NASA Columbia Supercomputer. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Computer program. ... Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ...


Adobe was founded in December 1982[1] by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell the PostScript page description language. In 1985, Apple Computer licensed PostScript for use in its LaserWriter printers, which helped spark the desktop publishing revolution. The company name Adobe comes from Adobe Creek, which ran behind the house of one of the company's founders.[1] John Warnock John Warnock (b. ... Charles Geschke Charles M. Chuck Geschke (b. ... Bold text // Headline text Link title This article is about the computer research center. ... PostScript (PS) is a page description language and programming language used primarily in the electronic and desktop publishing areas. ... A page description language (PDL) is a language that describes the contents of a printed page in a higher level than an actual output bitmap. ... Apple Inc. ... The Apple LaserWriter was one of the first laser printers available to the mass market. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Adobe InDesign CS2, one of many popular desktop publishing applications. ...


Adobe acquired its former competitor, Macromedia, in December 2005. Macromedia was an American graphics and web development software house headquartered in San Francisco, California producing such products as Macromedia Flash. ...


As of January 2007, Adobe Systems has 6,068 employees,[1] about 40% of whom work in San Jose. Adobe also has major development operations in Seattle, Washington; San Francisco, California; Ottawa, Canada, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Newton, Massachusetts; San Luis Obispo, California and in Hamburg, Germany, Noida, India,and Bangalore, India. Nickname: Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area  - City  142. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Nickname: The Garden City Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1639 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... San Luis Obispo, San Luis, or SLO (Spanish for ) is a city in California. ... Location Coordinates Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE6 First Mayor Ole von Beust (CDU) Governing party CDU Votes in Bundesrat 3 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  755 km² (292 sq mi) Population 1,754,317 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 2,324 /km² (6,018... For Greater Noida see Greater Noida This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bangalore (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು in Kannada) is the capital and largest city of the state of Karnataka in India. ...


Since 2001, Fortune magazine has ranked Adobe as an outstanding place to work. Adobe was rated the fifth-best U.S. company to work for in 2003, sixth in 2004, and 31st in 2007.[2] Categories: Magazines stubs | Time Warner subsidiaries | Business magazines ...

Contents

History

Adobe Systems headquarters in San Jose
Adobe Systems headquarters in San Jose

Adobe's first products after PostScript were digital fonts, which they released in a proprietary format called Type 1. Apple subsequently developed a competing standard, TrueType, which provided full scalability and precise control of the pixel pattern created by the font's outlines, and licensed it to Microsoft. Adobe responded by publishing the Type 1 specification and releasing Adobe Type Manager, software that allowed WYSIWYG scaling of Type 1 fonts on screen, like TrueType, though without the precise pixel-level control. But these moves were too late to stop the rise of TrueType. Although Type 1 remained the standard in the graphics/publishing market, TrueType became the standard for business and the average Windows user. In 1996, Adobe and Microsoft announced the OpenType font format, and in 2003 Adobe completed converting its Type 1 font library to OpenType. Headquarters of Adobe Systems in Downtown San Jose, California. ... Headquarters of Adobe Systems in Downtown San Jose, California. ... For the origin and evolution of fonts, see History of western typography. ... TrueType is an outline font standard originally developed by Apple Computer in the late 1980s as a competitor to Adobes Type 1 fonts used in PostScript. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Adobe Type Manager (ATM) is the name of four different computer programs created and marketed by Adobe Systems. ... WYSIWYG (IPA Pronunciation [] or []), is an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, used in computing to describe a system in which content during editing appears very similar to the final product. ... OpenType is a scalable computer font format initially developed by Microsoft, later joined by Adobe Systems. ...


In the mid-1980s, Adobe entered the consumer software market with Adobe Illustrator, a vector-based drawing program for the Apple Macintosh. Illustrator, which grew from the firm's in-house font-development software, helped popularize PostScript-enabled laser printers. Unlike MacDraw, then the standard Macintosh vector drawing program, Illustrator described shapes with more flexible Bézier curves, providing unprecedented accuracy. Font rendering in Illustrator, however, was left to the Macintosh's QuickDraw libraries and would not be superseded by a PostScript-like approach until Adobe released Adobe Type Manager. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Computer program. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Example showing effect of vector graphics versus raster graphics. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... MacDraw was a vector-based drawing program made by Apple Computer for the early Macintosh computers; the software was later sold to Claris. ... In the mathematical subfield of numerical analysis a Bézier curve is a parametric curve important in computer graphics. ... Two quickdraws. ...


In 1989, Adobe introduced what was to become its flagship product, Adobe Photoshop for the Macintosh. Stable and full-featured, Photoshop 1.0 was ably marketed by Adobe and soon dominated the market.[3] A flagship is the ship used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships. ... “Photoshop” redirects here. ...


Arguably, one of Adobe's few missteps on the Macintosh platform was their failure to develop their own desktop publishing (DTP) program. Instead, Aldus with PageMaker in 1985 and Quark with QuarkXPress in 1987 gained early leads in the DTP market. Adobe was also slow to address the emerging Windows DTP market. In a classic failure to predict the direction of computing, Adobe released a complete version of Illustrator for Steve Jobs' ill-fated NeXT system, but a poorly produced version for Windows. Adobe InDesign CS2, one of many popular desktop publishing applications. ... Aldus Corporation (named after the 15th-century Venetian printer Aldus Manutius) was the inventor of the groundbreaking PageMaker software for the Apple Macintosh, a program that is generally credited with creating the desktop publishing (DTP) field. ... PageMaker was the first desktop publishing program, introduced in 1985 by Aldus Corporation, initially for the Apple Macintosh but soon after also for the PC. It relies on Adobe Systems PostScript page description language. ... Quark, Inc. ... QuarkXPress is a page layout application for Mac OS X and Windows, produced by Quark, Inc. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is the co-founder and CEO of Apple and was the CEO of Pixar until its acquisition by Disney. ... For other meanings, see Next. ...


Despite these missteps, licensing fees from the PostScript interpreter allowed Adobe to outlast or acquire many of its rivals in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1994, Adobe took over Aldus and acquired PageMaker and the TIFF file format; in 1995, it acquired the long-document DTP application FrameMaker from Frame Technologies. This article is about TIFF, the computer image format. ... Adobe FrameMaker is a desktop publishing application that is popular for large documents. ...


On December 12, 2005, Adobe Systems acquired its main rival Macromedia in a stock swap valued at about $3.4 billion.[4][5][6] Macromedia was an American graphics and web development software house headquartered in San Francisco, California producing such products as Macromedia Flash. ...


In December 2006, the firm's headquarters buildings in San Jose received three Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certifications[7][8]. 7 World Trade Center, considered New York Citys first green office tower by gaining gold status in the US Green Building Councils LEED program. ...


Corporate Leadership

Executive Board
Charles M. Geschke Co-Chairman of the Board
John E. Warnock Co-Chairman of the Board
Bruce Chizen CEO, Director (2005 Compensation: $1.99 M USD)
Shantanu Narayen President & Chief Operating Officer (2005 Compensation: $1.08 M USD)

Charles Geschke Charles M. Chuck Geschke (b. ... The phrase Chairman of the Board has several meanings: Chairman of the Board is the term used to denote the leader of a corporations board of directors. ... John Warnock John Warnock (b. ... Bruce R. Chizen is the chief executive officer of Adobe Systems, based in San Jose, California. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...

Products

A list of Adobe Systems products. ...

Financial information

Adobe Systems entered NASDAQ in 1986. Adobe's 2006 revenues were $2.575 billion USD.[9] As of February 2007, Adobe's market capitalization is roughly $23 billion USD, and its shares are traded for $40 USD, with a P/E ratio of about 49 and EPS of about $0.82.[9] NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Market capitalization, often abbreviated to market cap, is a measurement of corporate size that refers to the current stock price times the number of outstanding shares. ... To help compare orders of magnitude this page lists dimensionless numbers between 109 and 1012. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Revenue

Fiscal year Revenue
2006 $2.575 billion [10]
2005 $1.966 billion [11]
2004 $1.667 billion [12]
2003 $1.295 billion [13]
2002 $1.165 billion [14]
2001 $1.230 billion [15]
2000 $1.266 billion [16]
1999 $1.015 billion [17]
1998 $0.895 billion [18]
1997 $0.912 billion [19]
1996 $0.787 billion [20]
1995 $0.762 billion [21]
1994 $0.676 billion [22]

See also

In 2006, Adobe Systems bought Macromedia. ... Adobe Solutions Network (ASN) is the official name of the end-user training, developer, and print service providers authorized by Adobe Systems, Inc. ... OpenType is a scalable computer font format initially developed by Microsoft, later joined by Adobe Systems. ... Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for desktop publishing use. ... PostScript (PS) is a page description language and programming language used primarily in the electronic and desktop publishing areas. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Adobe Fast Facts (PDF) (2007-01-15). Retrieved on 2007-04-18.
  2. ^ 100 Best Companies to Work For 2007.
  3. ^ Hormby, Thomas. How Adobe's Photoshop Was Born. SiliconUser. Retrieved on June 12, 2007.
  4. ^ Adobe (April 18, 2005). Adobe to acquire Macromedia. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  5. ^ Macromedia (April 18, 2005). ADOBE TO ACQUIRE MACROMEDIA. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  6. ^ Graham, Jefferson. "Adobe buys Macromedia in $3.4B deal", USA Today, April 18, 2005. Retrieved on 2007-03-31. 
  7. ^ Adobe Headquarters Awarded Highest Honors from U.S. Green Building Council.
  8. ^ The Greenest Office in America.
  9. ^ a b Adobe Systems Incorporated Company Profile. Google Finance.
  10. ^ http://www.adobe.com/de/aboutadobe/pressroom/pr/dec2006/Q406Earnings.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.adobe.com/de/aboutadobe/pressroom/pr/dec2006/Q406Earnings.pdf
  12. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/pdfs/Q404Earnings.pdf
  13. ^ http://outputlinks.com/html/news/news-02387.shtml
  14. ^ http://outputlinks.com/html/news/news-02387.shtml
  15. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/pdfs/200212/2002Q4Earnings.pdf
  16. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/pdfs/200012/20001214.adbeq4.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/pdfs/200012/20001214.adbeq4.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/pdfs/Q49810K.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/pdfs/Q49810K.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/pdfs/Q49810K.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/pdfs/Q49810K.pdf
  22. ^ http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/pdfs/Q49810K.pdf

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ...

References

  • Adobe timeline (PDF). Archived from the original on 2006-01-06.
  • Patents owned by Adobe Systems. US Patent & Trademark Office. Retrieved on 8 December, 2005.
  • San Jose Semaphore on Adobe's building

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Adobe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (663 words)
Adobe is a building material composed of water, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun, also known as Mudbrick.
Adobe buildings also offer significant advantages in hot, dry climates, as they remain cooler as it stores and releases heat very slowly.
Other large adobe structures are the Huaca del Sol in Peru, built using 100 million signed bricks, and the ciudellas of Chan Chan, also in Peru.
Adobe Systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1111 words)
Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California that was founded in December 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke.
Adobe has continued to be a strong presence in the fonts market: in 1996, the company, in combination with Microsoft, announced the OpenType font format, and in 2003 Adobe completed the conversion of its library of Type 1 fonts to OpenType.
Adobe was ineligible for Fortune's ranking in 2005 due to its major acquisition of Macromedia.
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