Ulead Systems

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Ulead Systems, Inc.
友立資訊
subsidiary
Industry Software publishing
Founded Taipei, Taiwan (5 August 1989)
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Key people
Lotus Chen, Founder
Way-Zen Chen, Founder
Lewis Liaw, Founder
Steve Ro, Chairman
Eldon Liu, CEO
Products Computer software
Revenue USD 34.46 million (2005)
Number of employees
287 in Ulead Headquarters (31 January 2006)
Parent Corel
Website www.videostudiopro.com

Ulead Systems (Chinese: 友立資訊; pinyin: Yǒulì Zīxùn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Iú-li̍p-chu-sìn) is a Taiwanese computer software company headquartered in Neihu district in Taipei, Taiwan. It is a subsidiary of Corel.

History[edit]

Lewis Liaw in 2006

Ulead was founded on 5 August 1989 by Lotus Chen, Lewis Liaw and Way-Zen Chen. They founded Ulead with the support of Microtek after leaving Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry in order to further develop and commercialize their first true color image editing software, PhotoStyler, on the Windows platform.

Ulead sold PhotoStyler through Aldus software as a software developer. However, Aldus merged into Adobe Systems in 1994 and PhotoStyler is no longer available. Ulead then continued to develop PhotoImpact 3 as its flagship image editor and sell PhotoImpact by itself. Today, PhotoImpact is known as a competitor of Adobe Photoshop.

Ulead Systems then extended its development of multimedia software in various areas such as video editing, media management, web utility, DVD authoring and digital home.

On 17 September 2001, Ulead was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange as 2487.TW.

On 13 April 2005, InterVideo acquired Ulead Systems for approximately $68 million. On 9 July 2006, InterVideo announced its merger with Ulead to be completed on 28 December 2006.

On 28 August 2006, Corel announced that it would acquire InterVideo for about $196 million.[1]

On 24 October 2006, Ulead was unlisted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.[2]

On 12 December 2006, Corel announced the acquisition of InterVideo and Ulead had been completed.[3]

Products[edit]

Video[edit]

DVD[edit]

Image[edit]

  • COOL 360
  • COOL 3D
  • PhotoImpact
  • IPhoto Plus
  • Photo Explorer
  • Photo Express
  • My Scrapbook

Web Utility[edit]

  • GIF Animator
  • GIF-X.Plug-in
  • Menu.Applet
  • SmartSaver Pro

Pocket Software[edit]

  • Pocket SlideShow
  • Pocket DV Show

Digital home[edit]

  • InstaMedia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuttall, Chris (2006-08-28). "Corel buys InterVideo for $196m". Financial Times. Retrieved 2006-09-10.
  2. ^ Taiwan Stock Exchange Fact Book 2007 - Delistings in 2006 Archived 2012-04-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Corel's letter to customers on the InterVideo Ulead acquisition

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