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Adobe Names Two Chief Software Architects to Office of Technology

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--April 6, 2004-- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the appointment of two chief software architects to help shape the future of Adobe's world-leading digital imaging, publishing and document technology platforms: Greg Gilley for publishing and graphics, and Tom Malloy for Intelligent Documents. As the engineering leads in Adobe's new Office of Technology, their charter is to spearhead development of advanced technologies and further the company's leadership in software innovation. The Office of Technology will include the former Advanced Technology Group (ATG), which Malloy has led for the past nine years. ATG's accomplishments include a number of the advanced features in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Postscript, Adobe Acrobat and the Portable Document Format (PDF) technology. ATG's document technology programs will now focus more directly on Adobe's growing Intelligent Documents business, which is building on the success of PDF as the de facto standard for secure and reliable document transmission to automate document-based enterprise processes. Gilley, formerly Adobe's vice president of graphics applications development, is an 11-year company veteran who has led product development for the Photoshop product line and numerous other Adobe products. He will centralize diverse imaging, video and design projects formerly housed inside ATG and product groups under a new graphics and publishing organization, focusing on trends in the creative professional and consumer markets. Both chief software architects will lead their teams in an independent, cross-product environment while linking their technology architectures to targeted customer and product segments. They also will focus on external technology alliances and act as technology evangelists in the industry. "Adobe innovations in digital imaging, publishing and document technologies have set the standards for excellence for more than 20 years," said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe's executive vice president of worldwide products. "Greg, Tom and the entire Office of Technology will play an essential role in driving the next generation of our software technology platforms, with virtually unlimited possibilities for business, creative and home computing. We look forward to helping shape customers' communications through Adobe innovations over the next 20 years."