Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that it has acquired the technology assets of Yellow Dragon Software, a developer of XML messaging and metadata management software. The acquisition will deliver technology for Adobe’s XML architecture which enables businesses and governments to combine XML and Portable Document Format (PDF). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Yellow Dragon provides a commercial, off-the-shelf ebXML (Electronic Business eXtensible Markup Language) solution using an XML registry, as well as a messaging product, for delivering XML messages between servers. By enabling native support for ebXML transactions within the Adobe Intelligent Document Platform and PDF, Adobe is making it faster and easier for organizations to automate their external business processes. Adobe plans to integrate this technology into its server products next year. ebXML is an XML specification that provides a standard method to exchange business messages, conduct trading relationships, communicate data in common terms, and define and register business processes. Adobe believes this acquisition will not have a material financial impact on the company. www.yellowdragonsoft.com, www.adobe.com

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