Roxio to Provide Basic CD Burning Functionality for Microsoft Windows XP
Roxio to Provide Upgrade Path to Windows XP Basic CD Burning Functionality
Milpitas, Calif., June 21, 2001 - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), the Digital Media Company, today announced an agreement with Microsoft to provide basic CD burning functionality for the Windows XP operating system, which is slated to launch October 2001.
"This agreement validates CD burning as a mainstream technology requirement for consumers and reinforces Roxio's leadership position in this exciting market," said Tom Shea, Chief Operating Officer at Roxio, Inc. "By providing basic burning technology to Microsoft, Roxio creates a tremendous opportunity to upgrade Windows XP users to the more powerful features found in Easy CD Creator, the best selling CD burning software in the world".
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.
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