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CyberLink and eMachines' Strikes a Partnership to Give Consumers an Unbeatable Combo of PowerDVD Playback Software and eTower and eMonster Hardware
December 8, 1999 ----Taipei, Taiwan---- CyberLink, a leading Internet and video/audio software application developer, and eMachines Inc. have reached an agreement to bundle PowerDVD with eMachine's line of products providing users with complete and powerful all-in-one multimedia PC. CyberLink's PowerDVD will be bundled with eMachines' eTower 500id, eTower 533id, eTower 533iR, eMonster 550 eMonster 600x, and eMonster 600xR. This strategic marketing alliance will not only enhance the multimedia features of the eTower and eMonster products, but also create a substantial competitive edge in today's PC market in terms of additional value for consumers.
"We are very pleased to form an alliance with eMachines, which is ranked as the third largest supplier of desktop PCs in the U.S. retail channel," says Alice, H. Chang, CEO of Cyberlink Corp. "By combining CyberLink's PowerDVD playback software with eMachines' hardware, we're offering consumers the best of two worlds?professional digital video playback, affordable prices. This arrangement creates a superior advantage that can only be a win-win situation for both parties."
eMachine's products provide users a comprehensive package of hardware and useful technology applications with an affordable price. In order to keep up with the current PC multimedia trend and increase the value of computer hardware, eMachine had especially chosen CyberLink's PowerDVD to enhance their hardware's utility. PowerDVD's superior hardware compatibility creates opportunities to cooperate with hardware manufacturers and succeed together by fulfilling all consumer's needs.
About eMachine Inc.
Founded in September 1998, eMachines began selling its initial low-cost eTower model desktop computers in November 1998. In June 1999, eMachines sold the third highest number of PCs through retailers in the United States, according to leading market research organizations, and has maintained the number three market share position to date. Since inception, eMachines has shipped approximately 1.6 million PCs. eMachines currently sells PCs to leading retailers, catalog and online merchandisers including America Online, Best Buy, BrandsMart, Circuit City, Costco, Creative Computers, Fry's Electronics, Future Shop, Insight, Nexcom, J&R Computer World, MicroCenter, MicroWarehouse, Nationwide Electronics, Office Depot, Outpost.com, QVC, Sears, Staples, TigerDirect and Value America. The company's Web site is located at www.e4me.com.
About CyberLink Corp.
Established in 1995, CyberLink Corporation is a leading software developer specializing in digital video and audio kernel technology. CyberLink's software applications fully utilize the audio and video capabilities of the multimedia PC making video/audio/Internet applications accessible and affordable with features such as web tools supplemented by an embedded Internet browser that allows users to conduct extensive searches on the Internet.
For more information about company and products, please visit web site: http://www.cyberlink.com.tw
The CyberLink PowerDVD V2.5's shipment dates will commence in the end of December. The PowerDVD V2.5 demonstration will be available in the upcoming Comdex Fall '99. Booth: SAND Expo #S2236D.
Programs are available for press evaluation. Please contact Caroline Hsu at caroline_hsu@ cyberlink.com.tw or by phone at: +886 2 86671298 for more details.<< Back to List page