Adobe has bought the vector graphics technology of mobile device software developer Actimage. Adobe says that while its Flash technology is established on high-end devices, the acquisition will enable it to reach lower-cost, mass market handsets.

“Adobe is committed to providing the technologies needed by operators worldwide to develop, deliver, and display engaging mobile experiences on a broad set of mobile devices,” said Al Ramadan, senior vice president of the Mobile and Device Solutions business unit at Adobe. “With the acquisition of Actimagine’s vector graphics technology, we will be able to further enhance the most popular, high-volume mobile and consumer devices as well as broaden our reach into emerging markets.”

The agreement will also also see Actimage incorporating Adobe's Flash Lite technology into its existing and future service offerings.