Roxio and Philips To Deliver Solutions For Easy, Custom CD Burning
Philips To Bundle Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 Basic With New Line of CD Recorders
Milpitas, California - (October 11, 2001) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), the Digital Media Company, today announced that Philips has chosen to include Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 Basic CD recording software with its new CD-RW/DVD2010 recorder. Recognizing Easy CD Creator's distinctive offering, easy to use interface and powerful CD burning capabilities, led Philips to choose Roxio as the preferred bundle.
"The combination of Easy CD Creator 5 Basic and Philips' new CD-RW/DVD 2010 CD recorder offers consumers fast, easy and powerful CD recording functionality," said Tom Shea, chief operating
officer for Roxio. "Roxio and Philips continue to strive to
provide easy to use and innovative solutions for CD recording."
Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 basic version to be bundled with Philips
CD recorder offers consumers a variety of CD recording options,
including the ability to burn MP3s to CD and Direct CD, the application
that allows users to drag and drop files onto CD just like a floppy
drive. Consumers who desire additional CD burning functionality,
such as turning LPs into CDs or creating Video CDs, can easily upgrade
within the software to Roxio's full-featured version of the software
- Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum. Complete information on upgrades
can be found on Roxio's site at www.roxio.com.
"The intuitive interface and powerful CD recording capabilities
that Roxio's CD recording software offers, made it an easy decision
to bundle Easy CD Creator 5 Basic with our CD/DVD recorders,"
states Pierre van Lamsweerde, marketing and sales manager in Europe
with Philips. "Easy CD Creator 5 Basic offers users a variety
of functions they need for easy and reliable CD burning."
About Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics Netherlands is one of the largest electronics
companies worldwide, with a turnover of 37.9 bill. over the past
year. The company is a world market leader in the field of colour
televisions, lighting, electric shavers, colour picture tubes for
television sets and monitors and one-chip TV products. Its 219,400
employees in over 60 countries are active in the fields of lighting,
consumer-electronics, household appliances, components, semiconductors
and medical systems. Philips is listed on the NYSE (NYSE: PHG),
in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and other stock exchanges. You will
find further information on Philips at www.news.philips.com
Safe Harbor Statement
The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release,
in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include
forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition
in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships,
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected. Additional information on these and other factors are
contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies
of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements
included in this press release.
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers
award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million
users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading
retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's
parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC;
http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software
tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional
DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD,
to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions
for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has
been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others.
Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, MyDVD, CineMagic, Plug & Burn, LiveShare, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and
AuthorScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other
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owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject
to change without notice.