Adobe Logo – Adobe Systems Incorporated is a company of software based in San Jose ( California , USA ), founded in December 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke . Stresses in the world of software programs for editing web pages, video and digital imaging integration present in today known as Adobe Creative Suite . Adobe played a significant role in starting the desktop publishing revolution when Apple Computer started using PostScript for LaserWriter printer line in 1985 .
Adobe got its name from a stream that runs behind the home of one of its founders John Warnock . In the late 80’s, after the Postscript started to become popular, Adobe launched Adobe Illustrator , which soon became one of the essential software for graphics professionals. In the early 90’s, came the first version of Adobe Photoshop would eventually be one of the flagship programs of the company and one of its best sellers.
Acrobat format and PDF quickly found its place in the market, but as applications were integrated the advantages of PDF became more evident and is currently the standard when it comes to sharing digital documents is concerned. Adobe had failed to develop a DTP application, and thus acquired Aldus in 1994 , which produced Pagemaker , to compete with QuarkXPress , but this was not enough and in 1999 was presented Adobe InDesign , which has gradually been occupying unique locations before Quark , but still does not exceed its market share.
In the Year 2003 Adobe bought Syntrillium Software program Cool Edit Pro , and improved version of Adobe Audition which currently competes with other audio editors high-level, one of the most comfortable and complete. In 2005 , Adobe purchased Macromedia , a software company known distributor of the programs Flash , Dreamweaver , director , Fireworks , and Freehand among others by 3,400 million dollars (2.623 million euros) in shares. According to Adobe, the combination of the two companies will enhance the compatibility between their products, for example, PD F and Flash .
Through this acquisition, Adobe’s plans go through to try to foster the development and collaboration between their technologies, particularly widespread on the Web Macromedia shareholders will receive 0.69 shares of Adobe in a tax-free exchange, which is Priced at $ 41.86 per share as the price of the end of 2006 and a premium of 25%. Macromedia shareholders will control approximately 18% of the enlarged group. Adobe CEO, Bruce Chizen , who holds office in the new group, said that customers are demanding applications software integrated to enable them to create, manage and deliver a wide range of content and applications, and that the combination of both companies, together with “complementary functionality” of PDF and Flash, Adobe will provide “the opportunity to give life to this vision with a technology platform with ability to define the industry.” President and CEO of Adobe, Shantanu Narayen , maintains his office, and President and CEO of Macromedia, Stephen Elop , joins the group as world president of operations.