Macromedia was a North American graphics and Web development software house headquartered in San Francisco, California producing such products as Macromedia Flash. The line of Macromedia products is now controlled by its former rival, Adobe Systems, which acquired Macromedia on December 3, 2005. Adobe added Flash to its technology portfolio after acquisition of Macromedia in 2005. Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast. Flash content may be displayed on various computer systems and devices, using Adobe Flash Player, which is available free of charge for common web browsers, some mobile phones and a few other electronic devices (using Flash Lite).
About (from Macromedia, Inc. at www.adobe.com)
“Macromedia enables the most effective user experiences. Our mission is to make the development of dynamic content more efficient, more affordable, and more accessible to millions of customers. With products that range from Web development and graphic”