Archive for June 16th, 2006

Jun 16, 2006

Lightroom Engineer Mark Hamburg to be at Photoshop Soup2Nuts

Former Photoshop engineer and current Adobe Lightroom engineering architect Mark Hamburg will be at the upcoming Photoshop Soup2Nuts Conference June 23-24, 2006 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mark, the second engineer to work on Photoshop (after Thomas Knoll) is actually from Midland, Michigan.

He’ll be attending the Soup2Nuts Conference where he has agreed to do several Adobe Lightroom presentations with speaker Jeff Schewe.

George Jardine, Pro Photo Evangelist will also attend and attempt to record several Lightroom Podcasts during the event.

Jun 16, 2006

Adobe Announces Resignation of President, Worldwide Field Operations

Stephen Elop to Remain with Adobe Through the End of Fiscal Year

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 15, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Stephen Elop, president, worldwide field operations, will leave the company at the end of the fiscal year. Elop, former CEO of Macromedia, is responsible for the company’s global sales organization including field marketing, customer care and professional services.

Jun 16, 2006

Photo Printers Market Flat or Declining

Overall Growth in the PC and Photo Printer Market Should Be Flat or Decline between 2006 and 2010 According to Recent Research for the US

Press Release: DUBLIN, Ireland — June 15, 2006 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of PC Printers and Photo Printers in the United States to their offering.

U.S. factory sales of PC and photo printers in the U.S. in 2005 were $3.8 billion. Despite increased volume sales, dollar sales decreased 25% between 2000 and 2005 at current prices, and decreased 34% at constant 2005 prices. The drop in dollar sales is due to a continued rapid decline in pricing for printers. During the period under review, the average estimated price per unit fell from $294 to $200.

Jun 16, 2006

What’s the next move for Adobe?

With Newly Acquired Macromedia, it Plans to Render Windows `Irrelevant,’ its CEO Says

Written by John Boudreau, Mercury News

When Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion in stock in December, it was more than a merger of tech companies. It brought together two cultures — the hip, body-pierced world of San Francisco and the land of khakis in San Jose.

Jun 16, 2006

Adobe Q2 Results

Company Achieves Profitability Targets On Lower Than Expected Revenue

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 15, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported record financial results for its second quarter ended June 2, 2006. The Company’s Q2 results reflect the acquisition of Macromedia in December, 2005, and are compared to pre-acquisition results of prior fiscal periods as applicable.