Tuesday, April 23, 2002


HP users to benefit from rich Macromedia Flash experiences on Internet workstations

San Francisco—April 23, 2002—Macromedia, Inc (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the availability of Macromedia Flash Player for Hewlett-Packard’s HP-UX workstations. HP workstations deliver the stability, performance, and visualization to drive a customer’s largest design at an affordable price. Macromedia Flash Player 5 for HP-UX workstations is available for immediate download from the HP website at http://www.hp.com/workstations/support/software/hpux/macromedia/index.html.

Macromedia Flash is used by companies such as E*TRADE Financial, IBM, and Sony Classical to deliver rich Internet content and applications on the desktop. Macromedia Flash Player is also extended across a broad range of platforms and devices including the Nokia 9200 Communicator, Casio CASSIOPEIA, and Microsoft Windows CE. Macromedia recently shipped Macromedia Flash MX, the fastest way to create rich Internet content and applications with a better return on investment. This new development environment is positioned to create more responsive applications that balance application logic between the server and client, so having the player available on the HP-UX platform will ensure people can interact with these next-generation user experiences.

“Macromedia Flash Player is the leading rich client on the Internet," said Peter Meechan, vice president, Macromedia. "More than 414 million users are already able to view Macromedia Flash content today for platforms ranging from desktop PCs to workstations to handheld devices. By making Macromedia Flash Player available on HP-UX workstations, we are ensuring HP users can enjoy these rich powerful experiences and benefit from a community of more than one million Macromedia Flash developers."

"HP is committed to providing our customers with tools that enable them to communicate and collaborate more effectively when using our graphics workstations," said Chris Christopher, general manager, HP Technical Computing Division. "We're excited about the addition of Macromedia Flash Player on HP-UX workstations. Macromedia Flash Player expands the accessibility of rich Internet content and applications that our customers need."