Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 Sweeps Top-Tier Industry Awards
PC World and Maximum PC Honors Add to Long List of Key Wins
Santa Clara, California - (June 17, 2004) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, announced today that PC World and Maximum PC have been added to the list of premier industry publications that have selected Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 as the best product in its class. PC World presented Easy Media Creator 7
with a World Class Award, while Maximum PC honored the product with its coveted Kick Ass Award. These wins, combined with awards
from the other leading publications covering the category, PC Magazine, CNET, and EMedia, make it five out of five for Easy Media
Easy Media Creator 7 was awarded Maximum PC's Kick Ass Award in a review entitled "Roxio Easy CD Creator 7-Roxio's newest CD-
and DVD-burning software suite boasts shocking power" that appears in the July 2004 issue. In honoring Easy Media Creator 7,
the editor asserts: "Easy Media Creator 7 absolutely blows away its predecessors-and the competition-in every category."
Celebrating its 22nd year, the PC World, World Class Awards honor the best in computers, hardware, software, and the Internet.
Easy Media Creator 7 was selected the 'best of the best' after being judged on usability, design, innovation, features, value,
and performance. World Class Award winners are evaluated against the entire spectrum of products that appeared in or were submitted
to PC World over the past 12 months.
"To be consistently singled out by industry press is a tremendous accomplishment that speaks volumes to the quality, reliability, and
value we offer," said Tom Shea , President of Roxio. "The recommendations from these authoritative publications will reach millions of
consumers and confirm to them that Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 is the first choice digital media suite."
About Roxio Easy Media Creator™ 7
Roxio Easy Roxio Media Creator 7 represents the realization of Roxio's vision to bring together its complete line of next generation,
uncompromised photo, video, music, burning, and authoring applications to deliver the first and only comprehensive, integrated digital
media suite for the PC. Seamlessly combining the improved burning suite of Easy CD & DVD Creator™ , with
best-of-breed PhotoSuite® 7 Platinum , VideoWave® 7 Professional , and online music service
Napster® , Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 enables consumers to take complete control of their digital lives.
The product has garnered worldwide acclaim from the industry and captured over a dozen awards for product excellence including
editor's choice honors from CNET, PC Magazine, and EMedia.
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
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of Dolby Laboratories. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic
Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.