Adobe Systems is a very well-known software company, mostly for it's professional image editing program, Adobe Photoshop. It is also known for it's many other image and video editing programs, although there is no doubt none can measure up to Photoshop. Adobe FlashMX may come fairly close, however.
Another thing Adobe is well known for is it's buyout of Macromedia. This means Macromedia FlashMX became Adobe FlashMX. This buyout may have been a factor in sending Adobe to the top, to be as famous as it is today.