Foxit® PDF technology chosen for Google® Open-Source

FREMONT, Calif. June 10, 2014 – Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced that Foxit PDF technology has been chosen as the open-source PDF rendering engine in the Google’s open-source PDFium Project.

The PDFium project provides developers the opportunity to leverage a standards-compliant and high performance PDF open-source software library to view, search, print, and form fill PDF documents and PDF forms.  As the provider of the initial open-source code base, Foxit will continue to work closely with Google to support the PDFium project as contributors.  For developers who need assistance incorporating the PDFium technology into their applications, Foxit will participate in the PDFium discussion list as members of the community supporting the project and can provide other training and professional services to quicken the ramp-up process.   This PDF open-source project is a continuation of the Google and Foxit commitment to PDF support which first began with the Google Chrome and Google Docs products.

“Foxit is honored to be chosen as the PDF provider for the open-source PDFium project,” says Eugene Xiong – Founder and Chairman of the Board at Foxit.  “Our high performance, highly accurate, and platform independent software technology will help developers everywhere to incorporate powerful PDF technology when creating innovative applications.”

For developers who require a commercial product and/or additional PDF functionality, the Foxit PDF SDK (Software Development Kit) shares the underlying technology that produced the PDFium rendering engine.  Examples of additional functionality developers may need include annotations, editing, organization / combining pages, watermarks, security, barcodes, and Pressure Sensitive Ink (PSI).  The industry leading Foxit PDF SDKis targeted to application developers whose applications need to leverage powerful, standards-compliant PDF technology to securely display, edit, annotate, format, organize, and search PDF documents and to fill PDF forms. Optimized for enterprise class and cloud based applications, this PDF SDK provides scalable, robust, and high performance PDF technology delivering outstanding PDF rendering and document modification. This allows applications to deliver content everywhere - to multiple platforms on any device.

“Foxit is committed to helping developers integrate powerful and standards-compliant PDF technology into their value added applications,” says Frank Kettenstock – VP of Marketing at Foxit.  “Whether developers prefer the open-source model through the PDFium project, or through a commercial SDK, Foxit provides the software and services to make development teams successful with PDF.”

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