Adobe expects to exceed its first quarter 2004 earnings targets, the company has revealed in its regular intra-quarter business update.

It has increased its targets for the quarter, which ends March 5, raising revenue expectations to $380-$405 million, up from a previous target of $360-$380 million. It will report its results March 18.

"Adobe is experiencing a strong global launch of its new Adobe Creative Suite and CS products and continued success with Adobe Acrobat," the company said.

Company executives will also speak at the following investor conferences in the coming weeks:

Adobe senior VP and chief financial officer Murray Demo will speak February 3 at the Thomas Weisel Partners Tech 2004 Technology Conference. Demo will also speak to the Goldman Sachs Technology Symposium on February 24.

Adobe president and CEO Bruce Chizen will appear at the Merrill Lynch Computer Services and Software CEO Conference 2004 on February 10.

Finally, Adobe executive vice president worldwide products Shantanu Narayen will speak at the Fulcrum Software Conference on March 3.

All these investor conference presentations will be available as webcasts from Adobe.