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From sun!relations!press Tue Sep 6 21:59:13 1988
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 88 17:04:12 PDT
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Subject: SUN FLASH! (Folio)
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The following announcement was made today:
SUN MICROSYSTEMS ACQUIRES FOLIO, INC.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --September 6, 1988--Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
today announced that it has acquired Folio, Inc., a private company
engaged in the development and sale of typographic and imaging
technologies for use in electronic publishing. Terms of the
acquisition were not disclosed.
Folio supplies intelligent font-scaling technology, a key component in
the development of electronic publishing applications. This technology
is essential for creating scalable fonts with graphic arts quality for
a wide variety of raster output devices, including display screens,
printers and electronic typesetters. Folio products are the first to
automate this time-consuming process.
"Folio technology represents a breakthrough because it accepts any font
format," said Scott McNealy, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems.
"This allows the user to buy from multiple sources and take advantage
of the wide variety of type design available around the world. Folio
products are in line with Sun's open computing philosophy."
Folio's TypeMaker(TM) and TypeScaler(TM) software packages allow
computer and peripheral manufacturers, system integrators, and
application software developers to produce and use a single set of
fonts across a variety of output devices--a key component in providing
a device-independent graphics environment.
The Folio products reinforce Sun's commitment to the electronic
publishing and presentation graphics markets, which demand high-quality
scalable type faces. Folio, founded in 1987, will operate as a wholly
owned subsidiary and will continue to license its products directly.
Both Folio and Sun are located in Mountain View, Calif.