- Ulead Systems
company_name = Ulead Systems, Inc.
Taipei, Taiwan( August 5, 1989)
location_city = flagicon|Taiwan
Lotus Chen, Founder Way-Zen Chen, Founder Lewis Liaw, Founder Steve Ro, Chairman Eldon Liu, CEO
industry = Software publishing
USD34.46 million( 2005)
num_employees = 287 in Ulead
Headquarter( January 31, 2006)
homepage = [http://www.ulead.com www.ulead.com]
Ulead Systems is a
Taiwanese computer software companyheadquartered in Neihu districtin Taipei, Taiwan. It is a subsidiary of Corel Corporation.
Ulead was founded in
August 5, 1989by Lotus Chen, Lewis Liawand Way-Zen Chen. They founded Ulead with the support of Microtekafter leaving Taiwan's Institute for Information Industryin 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 Systemsin 1994and PhotoStyler is no longer available. Ulead then continued to develop PhotoImpact 3 as its flagshipimage 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 authoringand digital home.
September 17, 2001, Ulead was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchangeas [http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=2487.TW 2487.TW] .
April 13, 2005, InterVideoacquired Ulead Systems for approximately $68 million. On July 9, 2006, InterVideo announced its merger with Ulead to be completed on December 28, 2006.
On 28 August, 2006,
Corel Corporationannounced that it would acquire InterVideo for about $196 million. [cite web|publisher= Financial Times|date= 2006-08-28|accessdate=2006-09-10|url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2785070a-36b1-11db-89d6-0000779e2340.html|title=Corel buys InterVideo for $196m|first=Chris|last=Nuttall]
October 24, 2006, Ulead was unlisted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.Fact|date=August 2007
December 12, 2006, Corel announced the acquisition of InterVideo and Ulead had been completed. [ [http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Content_C1&cid=1165614963089&lc=en&pagename=CorelCom%2FLayout Corel's letter to customers on the InterVideo Ulead acquisition] ]
* MediaStudio Pro/VideoGraphics Lab
COOL 3D, COOL 3D Production Studio
* DVD MovieFactory
Pocket DV Show Digital home
Ulead MediaStudio Pro
* [http://www.ulead.com Ulead Systems]
* [http://www.ulead.de Ulead Systems Germany]
* [http://www.internetvideomag.com/Articles_2007/052307_UleadVideoStudio11.htm First Look at Ulead Videostudio 11]
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