CNBC‘s Jon Fortt has just issued a Tweet reporting that Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch is leaving the company to join Apple. A second Tweet from CNBC claims that Lynch’s departure from Adobe is coming this week.
It is not yet clear what role Lynch will be taking on Apple, but Fortt presumably has a full report coming soon.
Lynch spent ten years as Chief Software Architect at Macromedia before joining Adobe when it acquired Macromedia in 2005. Lynch has been Chief Technology Officer at Adobe since 2008.
In his executive role at Adobe, Lynch occasionally addressed tensions between Apple and Adobe over Flash as Apple chose not to support the technology on its iOS devices and to minimize its presence on the Mac platform. Lynch had expressed disappointment at Apple’s “negative campaigning” against Flash, but the two companies have obviously continued to have a working relationship.
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