Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For 25 years, the company's award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected and recognizable software brands, Adobe is one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies.
As demand for digital content skyrocketed, Adobe solutions provided a catalyst for moving ideas from concept through creation to delivery across any digital device. The appointment of Bruce Chizen as Adobe's Chief Executive Officer in 2000 further strengthened the company's market leadership, as Adobe delivered on strategies to move from a desktop software company to a platform provider for enterprises. With its acquisition of Macromedia, Inc. in 2005—developer of the ubiquitous Flash®technology and a pioneer in multimedia and web development—Adobe expanded its strong technology foundation and portfolio of customer solutions.
Adobe solutions are used daily by many of the world's leading organizations in a range of industries, such as publishing, government, financial services, telecommunications, and education. Customers include Hearst Magazines, the United States Internal Revenue Service, Deutsche Bank, Nokia, Yahoo! Inc., University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), SAP, Wal-Mart, and thousands of other leading organizations world¬wide.