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Adobe has rolled out Adobe Acrobat Business Tools software, designed to enable users to interact with portable document format (PDF) documents beyond the view and print capabilities of Acrobat Reader Software. Priced under $100 for a single unit, and lower through volume licensing, the new product joins the Adobe ePaper product family and allows users to review, mark-up, perform digital signature workflow, and other tasks on PDF documents.
Philips Components announced on Tuesday a "major investment" in E Ink. The two companies will develop high-resolution displays for devices such as personal digital assistants and electronic books. Development of the displays will begin later this year. E Ink has developed a technology called Electronic Ink that makes screens brighter and thinner while consuming less power than traditional liquid crystal displays. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Philips Components will integrate Electronic Ink with active-matrix displays. The goal is to help manufacturers create lighter devices with paper-like readability. Terms of the agreement were not revealed. E Ink is located in Cambridge, Mass.