Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX feted with industry awards

SYDNEY, Australia – 8 May 2003 - Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) announced that several of its products won SIIA Codie Awards at a reception in San Francisco. Macromedia Flash MX took home the award for Best Business Productivity Product, Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX was selected as Best Internet-Based Communication/Collaboration Solution, and Macromedia JRun was cited as Best Web Services / Enterprise Application Integration Solution. The Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Annual Codie Awards competition has honored creativity and innovation in the software and information industry for 18 years. The Codie Awards remain the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the software and information industry.

"Macromedia is honored to have been chosen for these Codie Awards, especially considering the award denotes recognition by our peers in the software industry," said Norm Meyrowitz, president of products, Macromedia. "Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX has especially been on a winning streak lately and is really carving a niche for itself."

In addition to its recent Codie Award, Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX was also given an honorable mention as Best Streaming New Software Product in the 2003 Streaming Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards. The server also landed Macromedia with the Reader's Choice award for Best Up and Coming Streaming Company.

Macromedia ColdFusion MX also nabbed a Productivity Award in the Business Integration and Data Tools category at the 13th Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards, given by the editors of Software Development magazine.

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