Adobe has a long tradition of innovation, from the Postscript language that helped launch the desktop publishing craze in the 1980s to its Photoshop graphics program and the ubiquitous Acrobat software for handling PDF files on the Internet. But while other big software rivals such as Microsoft have slowed down with maturity, analysts expect Adobe’s sales to grow 15% this year, thanks largely to Creative Suite 3, which will integrate tools used to create Web sites and move Net content onto mobile devices. CEO Bruce Chizen also plans to woo Microsoft’s software partners with a new technology called Apollo, which allows them to mix Web features into their PC programs.
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