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CyberLink PowerDirector to Support NVIDIA CUDA Technology for Optimizing HD Video Editing Performance

Taipei, TaiwanSeptember 24, 2008—CyberLink Corporation (5203.TW), an innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today its collaboration with NVIDIA to optimize the performance of video editing software CyberLink PowerDirector to provide faster editing of HD video by using NVIDIA CUDA™ technology to tap in to the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) .


With NVIDIA CUDA technology, CyberLink PowerDirector delivers much faster video rendering performance and improved user experience in processing HD videos with advanced video effects such as Gaussian radial blur, pen ink, and others. CUDA technology is a programming environment based on the industry-standard C-language that enables developers to dramatically speed up applications by harnessing the massively parallel architecture of the GPU.


"Videos today are largely adopted by consumers in their daily lives to share, communicate, and express themselves to their friends or to the world,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “PowerDirector offers advanced, yet user-friendly, video editing capabilities that let consumers express themselves creatively. We are very pleased with the accelerated performance we're achieving using NVIDIA's CUDA technology, which will improve our user’s experience by letting them produce video content faster and easier.”


“Adding advanced video effects that simplify and enhance the creative experience requires a tremendous amount of raw processing power.  The extreme computing capabilities of NVIDIA’s CUDA-ready GeForce GPUs provide the perfect platform for innovative developers like CyberLink to improve how consumers creatively manage and share their growing libraries of video.” said Michael Steele, General Manager, Visual Consumer Solutions at NVIDIA. “Power Director 7 clearly makes video editing easier and more powerful.  We’re excited to help enable this for consumers and look forward to CyberLink’s continued innovation with CUDA and GeForce processors for other exciting consumer video and imaging tools.


Product Availability
CyberLink PowerDirector with support for CUDA Technology will be available in Q4 2008. In the meantime, CyberLink will continue to expand the utilization of CUDA on other CyberLink applications.
For more information about CyberLink PowerDirector 7 and the complete line of digital multimedia solutions, please visit our website, www.cyberlink.com.

 

About CyberLink

CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PC’s and CE’s. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs, digital home entertainment, Mobile TV and human resources development. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth, leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000. Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at http://www.cyberlink.com   

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Corporate: Press Contacts:

Corporate: Amy Tung at press@gocyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2387
Germany: Joachim Dreher at j.dreher@konzept-pr.de or by phone: +49-821-343-0020

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