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Adobe lays off 100

The graphics-software maker quietly trims jobs as part of an ongoing realignment, saying the move is not related to Adobe's financial outlook.

Graphics-software maker Adobe Systems quietly trimmed 100 jobs this week as part of an ongoing realignment, CNET News.com has learned.

Adobe, which confirmed the move Thursday, said the cuts were across a number of areas of the company, primarily affecting workers in San Jose, Calif., Seattle and Ottawa, Ontario. Adobe, which has approximately 3,500 workers worldwide, said it does not expect the layoffs to have a material effect on its financial projections. The company reaffirmed its prior outlook at a recent analysts' meeting.

"This is part of our ongoing effort to align resources with long-term business strategies and is not related to financial outlook or need for expense reductions," representative Holly Campbell said in a statement.

Those employees unable to find other jobs will receive severance benefits and career assistance, Adobe said.

Earlier this week, Adobe said it was acquiring Yellow Dragon Software, a small company that specializes in XML tools that will assist Adobe with its electronic document strategy. The company recently combined several of its most popular graphics tools in a bundle dubbed Adobe Creative Suite.