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Adobe revealed at a Recent Event that they may become an ARM Licensee in order to reimagine their Franchise Products

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A new report today surprisingly revealed that Adobe appears to be at a crossroads and they're seriously considering being an ARM licensee.


Ina Fried reporting for Axios attended a special Adobe event yesterday wherein Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis posed the matter as a question for his colleagues, noting the significant increases in performance from chips designed specifically for specialized tasks, like machine learning.


Later in the morning Parasnis told Ina that there is a range of ways that Adobe could get deeper into silicon. Parasnis stated that "ARM does afford a model for a software company to package its technology much closer to silicon," he said, adding Adobe could do that without literally making its own chips, including by partnering with an existing chipmaker."


Whether or not Adobe makes its own chips, Parasnis told his colleagues the company needs to prepare itself for a world of vastly more powerful hardware — and it must move fast. "We have to reimagine our franchise products," he said. "If we don't reimagine ... somebody else will."


He urged the company to create tools for new areas beyond traditional screens like PCs and phones, highlighting opportunities in both voice-controlled devices and immersive AR and VR environments.


Read the full Axios report here for more details.


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