Adobe Announces New Flash Platform Tools

Adobe Systems made three related announcements this week on development of the Adobe Flash Platform - its system of integrated tools, frameworks, clients and servers for the development of web applications, content and video. Adobe Flash Player content reaches over 98 percent of Internet-enabled desktops, and Adobe Flash technology is the number one platform for video on the web. The mobile runtime shipped and delivered Flash technology -based content on close to 40 percent of all new mobile phones and devices in 2008.

The three announcements include:
  • Beta availability of Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4, Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ and the open source Flex 4 framework –

    Offering a highly integrated applications development workflow that will allow developers and designers to more easily collaborate on projects and simplify development of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) so companies can get the same richness and ease of use in their workplace applications that they have in their daily Web experiences. The public betas of these products are available today for download on Adobe Labs at
  • Collaboration with NVIDIA -
    the inventor of the GPU, to accelerate Adobe® Flash® Player across the range of NVIDIA processors so users can enjoy uncompromised Web browsing, full H.264 video playback and rich, consistent Flash technology based content any time, any place and on a wide range of mobile Internet devices, including netbooks, tablets, mobile phones and other on-the-go media devices. NVIDIA is participating in the Open Screen Project, a broad initiative of 25 industry leaders led by Adobe, to deliver a consistent runtime environment across devices., For more information, visit

  • Engineering collaboration with Broadcom Corporation -
    a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, to enable hardware accelerated playback of high definition (HD) Adobe® Flash® technology based video content on platforms powered by Intel® Atom™ processors - paving the way for rich, seamless entertainment experiences on Intel Atom processor enabled netbooks and nettops. Users of Intel Atom processor powered netbooks, like the recently announced HP Mini 110XP incorporating Broadcom’s Crystal HD Enhanced video accelerator, will be able to view rich Flash technology based content and applications from sites such as YouTube, CBS, BBC iPlayer, and others. The smooth, high quality playback of HD video is expected to yield very low system power consumption and low CPU utilization. Flash Player with support for Broadcom’s Crystal HD solutions is expected to be available in the first half of 2010.
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