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ASUS Chooses Roxio for Home 3D Solution

By June 4, 2010Newswires

ASUS Chooses Roxio for Home 3D Solution

Roxio CinePlayer Powers Premium and Personal 3D Enjoyment on Latest ASUS Notebook

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced that ASUSTeK Computer has selected Roxio CinePlayer® for worldwide shipment with its next-generation 3D-enabled G-series notebook computers. Roxio CinePlayer allows users to enjoy Blu-ray 3D, 3D DVDs, as well as other stereoscopic 3D content in a broad range of formats. The comprehensive media player for Windows® also supports real-time conversion of 2D video to 3D, so users can enjoy their existing library of standard DVDs and personal home movies in 3D. In addition, Roxio CinePlayer offers instant access to new movies delivered digitally via RoxioNow™-powered services. This will include 3D entertainment as titles become available for online delivery.

“With broad expertise in digital entertainment and years of experience developing consumer applications, Roxio is the ideal choice to help enhance our cutting-edge notebooks,” said Ellis Wang, Director Software Planning & Management, ASUS. “ASUS continues to set the standard for notebooks that deliver the full potential of new technologies like 3D, which is further enhanced by the inclusion of CinePlayer to play new 3D titles and power the conversion of standard DVDs and video from 2D to 3D.”

Roxio CinePlayer is compatible with a broad range of PC hardware configurations, including all major graphics cards and 3D display technologies. This is a key advantage for personal computer manufacturers introducing 3D technologies across a range of models. To do this, Sonic has teamed with industry leaders such as ATI, Intel, and NVIDIA to deliver support for both PC monitors (passive polarized and active shutter) as well as current and upcoming 3D-enabled HDTVs.

“The combination of best-in-class hardware from ASUS and the rich capabilities of Roxio CinePlayer provides an ideal introduction to home 3D for consumers,” said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Roxio. “In collaboration with leading firms like ASUS, we will further drive the exciting market for 3D and deliver a new level of rich media experiences for consumers.”

Part of Sonic’s Total 3D initiative aimed at furthering the 3D home market, Roxio CinePlayer is one of a number of 3D-enabled products and services the company will introduce this year for PC OEMs, consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among Business Week’s InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.

About Roxio

Roxio enables consumers to easily manage, share, and enjoy personal digital media content and, through RoxioNow™, conveniently access premium Hollywood entertainment from a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology companies, businesses and developers rely on Roxio applications, services and technologies to bring innovative digital media functionality to next-generation devices and platforms.

Roxio is a division of Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq: SNIC), headquartered in Novato, California.

Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Roxio CinePlayer. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Sonic Solutions’ annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions’ most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company’s business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, the Roxio logo, RoxioNow, and CinePlayer are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. 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.

SOURCE Sonic Solutions

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