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CyberLink Announces Development of Next-Generation H.265 Video Codec

Commitment to new HEVC standard benefits customers by enabling better 4K video playback and delivery of higher quality content to mobile devices

Taipei, TaiwanJune 5, 2013CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a provider of innovative media creativity solutions, today announced the development of a next-generation codec supporting the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. The HEVC (also known as H.265) standard—the successor to H.264 technology—uses new compression techniques to enable delivery of high definition video content that requires only half the bandwidth of H.264.

“For over 15 years, CyberLink has pioneered development of video codecs, and as one of the first Independent Software Vendors to adopt the recently approved HEVC standard, we are excited about the enhanced digital experience it will bring to our customers,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Our early investment and development strategy reflects our belief that this is the right technology to take mobile and HD media to the next level.”

CyberLink’s new codec offers optimized decoding and encoding of H.265 format video. Benefits include faster and smoother downloading and streaming of better quality video content to PCs and mobile devices, and also more economic storage and burning of high definition video.

CyberLink’s next-generation H.265 video codec is now available for demonstration to OEM partners. To arrange a meeting, please contact CyberLink at: Contact_OEM_Sales@cyberlink.com. Retail products supporting HEVC will be available to consumers in 2014.

 

About CyberLink
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world’s leading multimedia software company. With over 100 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which to continuously revolutionize the way multimedia is experienced, CyberLink’s visionary outlook has allowed the company to grow rapidly. This ultimately led to a record-breaking IPO on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203) in 2000. CyberLink is currently listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW).

CyberLink’s broad portfolio of multimedia applications can be categorized into two main areas: Media Entertainment – PowerDVD being the flagship product in this category, provides the latest in media playback on PCs, across devices in the home network, and on-the-go with portable smart devices; and Media Creation – offers a series of software to create enticing videos & photos, author Blu-ray & DVD discs and more. CyberLink has built strategic partnerships with leading CPU and GPU providers and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners from top PC brands on the leading edge. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, with regional operations offices in North America, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has 700 employees worldwide, with more than 500 engineers in product design and development.

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Press Contacts:

Corporate: Lily Liu at press@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2269
CyberLink Japan: Kazutaka Aiso 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 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 41104111
United Kingdom: Maggie Zaboura at contact_pr_uk@cyberlink.com or by phone: +44-1491-639-172

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