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Adobe Systems Incorporated is a multinational computer software company. Their headquarters are in San Jose, California in the Silicon Valley. Since its inception in 1982, Adobe has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to pushing graphic design and digital publishing to new heights with groundbreaking products such as Photoshop and InDesign.
In short: Adobe Systems Company is a major innovator in the field of computer technology, specifically in regards to the production of digital graphics and publication tools.
Adobe was founded by John Warnock, Charles Geschke and an employee of Xerox named Gary Ackerman on December 2nd, 1982 out of their office building known as Adobe Acres located near Palo Alto. Originally they were producing software for printers before growing into high-end publishing software. They opened their first overseas office in Japan in 1985, which was followed by UK and Germany.
Their growth led to another two companies being founded alongside Adobe Systems Incorporated, namely Illustrator and Aldus Corporation. These three companies were later combined into one single entity to form the present-day Adobe Systems Company that we know today. This same company would go on to acquire many other big names such as Macromedia, the creators of Flash, over the years until it became an omnipresent name in the world of technology all across computing platforms for everyday individuals and even professionals alike.
Today Adobe is known for its fighting prowess within intellectual property courts around the world when it comes to copyright infringing cases against major tech companies like Apple Inc. They have been a major driving force behind many of the industry standard formats that we see being used today such as Portable Document Format (PDF), JPEG and Adobe Flash which is now almost a completely dead entity in its own right due to Apple's refusal to support it on iOS devices.
They have also created their own language known as Adobe PostScript which was initially going to be used for printing purposes, but led to an explosion of graphical interfaces for computers which then led into bringing us modern-day operating systems like Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X thanks to the efforts made by Xerox Alto, one of the first ever computers with a graphical user interface (GUI) back in 1981.