Roxio Hires New Vice President of Engineering
Milpitas, Calif, September 24, 2001 - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), the Digital Media Company, today announced that Philippe Cassereau has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Cassereau will be responsible for managing Roxio's worldwide engineering organization, helping to define Roxio's technology and product roadmap, supporting strategic partnerships, and contributing to Roxio's senior management team. Roxio's previous Vice President of Engineering, Samir Patel, will expand his role within Roxio and move into the newly created position of Vice President OEM Marketing and Product Management.
"Philippe brings extensive experience in management and engineering in the fields of DVD and digital media to the Roxio team," said Tom Shea, Chief Operating Officer at Roxio. "We are excited to have Philippe leading the engineering team as Roxio continues to expand our digital media family of products."
Cassereau comes to Roxio from BroadLogic Network Technologies, where he was the Vice President of the Digital TV Products group, and most recently the Vice President of Engineering. In these roles, Cassereau managed BroadLogic's engineering organization, including the chip architecture and design, hardware systems design, and software development and quality assurance teams.
As the head of the Digital TV business unit, he was also responsible for developing and managing product roadmaps and strategies, as well as key partner and customer relationships. Prior to BroadLogic, Cassereau held various engineering management positions at 3DO, CagEnt Technologies, and Spruce Technologies.
Cassereau earned a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite in France.
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.
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