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CyberLink Announces Windows 8 Update Center

Enables Customers to Check Software Compatibility and Avoid the Headaches Often Associated With Upgrading to a New Operating System

Taipei, TaiwanOctober 16, 2012CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a provider of innovative media creation solutions, today launched its Windows 8 Update Center – a free service for customers to prepare for the upcoming launch of Windows® 8 by determining whether their current CyberLink software is compatible with Microsoft’s new operating system. If the system is not compatible, CyberLink will either offer a patch to update the software for compatibility or offer an easy upgrade path for customers to work with the new OS. Unlike other consumer software packages, CyberLink makes it easy for customers to continue creating digital media content, while upgrading to a new OS – never interrupting the creative process.

CyberLink has already announced that a number of its products are compatible with Windows 8 including: its PowerDVD 12 – the No.1 Blu-ray and media player, PowerDirector 11 – the world’s fastest video editor, PhotoDirector 4 – a complete photo workflow solution, Media Suite 10 – a collection of 11 of CyberLink’s industry-leading multimedia software offerings, YouCam 5 – a comprehensive webcam software, and many more.

Visitors to the Windows 8 Update Center will also be directed to free software patches for their CyberLink products that require compatibility updates.

“Technology should always be a complement to the creative process and multimedia enjoyment, and that is why we are making it easier than ever for customers to determine if their CyberLink software is optimized to run on the Windows 8 platform – while offering the best path to get there if it is not,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Our Windows 8 Update Center is designed to provide customers with an easy, effective way to take advantage of the Windows 8 platform, without the headaches and questions often associated with upgrading an entire technology ecosystem. We want our customers to embrace innovation, not be hassled by it, and we are excited about the possibilities the Windows 8 platform brings to digital media creation and entertainment.”

Special offers on Windows 8-compatible CyberLink products are now available from the Windows 8 Launch Sale page.

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video player software, and other multimedia solutions. 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: top-5 desktop and notebook providers, optical drive manufacturers and graphic-card makers. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Disc playback and creation; digital home entertainment; and touch-enabled media solution. 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 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is located 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 www.cyberlink.com.

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Press Contacts:

Corporate: Stacy Chang at press@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2151
CyberLink Japan: Akiko Iwasaki at contact_pr_jpn@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +81-3-5875-6650
CyberLink USA: Amy Peterson at cyberlink@famapr.com or by phone at +1-617-986-5026
Germany: Volker Maxisch at contact_pr_deu@cyberlink.com or by phone: +31-43-306-0797
France: Hervé Delemarre at contact_pr_fr@cyberlink.com or by phone: +33(0)1-4110-4111
United Kingdom: Maggie Zaboura at contact_pr_uk@cyberlink.com or by phone: +44-1491-639-172

 

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