Taipei, Dec. 11 (CNA) Adobe Systems Inc., maker of Photoshop and Acrobat software, closed its Taiwan sales office on Dec. 7 as part of the company's reorganization.
"Upon careful and deliberate consideration of our business strategy in Asia Pacific, Adobe has made the decision to reorganize our business in the Greater China region," the company said in a statement released Monday.
"We will continue doing business in Taiwan through our local channel partners, supported by our Hong Kong sales office," the statement said.
Frances Peng, Adobe's Greater China communications manager, told CNA that the company has cut its workforce in Taiwan from 14 to two, dismissing nine full-time employees and three contract workers.
She said Adobe's Taiwan sales and customer services will not be affected by the office closure, as its products will continue to go on sale through two local distributors -- GrandTech C.G. Systems Inc. and Weblink International Inc.
Adobe, the world's largest maker of design software, had seen slower revenue growth in the third quarter of this year during a shift to the company's new subscription-based services.
The San Jose, California-based firm launched its Creative Suite 6 software bundle and web-based Creative Cloud products in the second quarter in an attempt to establish a more stable revenue model.
(By Jeffrey Wu)