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Jun. 5, 2008
CyberLink Partners with Realtek to Showcase Lossless HD Audio Playback with Copy Protection Technology

Taipei, TaiwanJune 05, 2008—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today its joint demonstration with leading
IC design house Realtek Semiconductor Corp. to incorporate Realtek's high-performance ALC889 audio codec within PowerDVD, delivering exceptional high-definition audio playback at 192kHz/24bit. The collaboration is being showcased at CyberLink's suite, Grand Hyatt suite 1030, 1031, and 1032 during Computex 2008, June 3rd – 7th.

CyberLink PowerDVD, featuring support for the latest HD audio and video standards and formats, allows the playback of high-definition movie content with superb audio and video quality on the PC. PowerDVD is now able to deliver 192kHz/24bit high-definition audio through the embedded Realtek HDA ALC889 Codec, which protects content while still allowing full-rate audio enjoyment of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

Key features in PowerDVD include:

  • Playback of high-definition AVCHD standards and Blu-ray Discs.

  • High-definition audiofor unmatched clarity and purity through high-definition, 7.1-channel home-entertainment systems, and on notebook PCs.

  • Support for next-generation disc features, like Picture-in-Picture movie mode, networking, interactive BD-J, bookmarks, and advanced disc navigation.

  • Optimized performance for playing high-definition video content using graphics cards featuring NVIDIA PureVideo, ATI Avivo, and Intel Clear Video technologies.

"We see high-definition audio being the inevitable trend for matching up with HD video    for delivering a true digital home entertainment," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "For realizing the HD audio implementation on consumer PCs, CyberLink is pleased to partner with Realtek at Computex to feature HD audio codec technology within CyberLink's award-winning playback software PowerDVD, which will ensure enjoyment of full, uncompressed content-protection audio experience."

"Realtek has been a pioneer in developing high-definition audio for PC platforms", said Po-Len Yeh, CEO of Realtek. "Combining our advanced high-definition audio technology, and leveraging CyberLink expertise on high-definition video, we, Realtek and CyberLink, are committed to delivering a full rate HD-DVD and Blu-ray lossless audio/video experience to PC users".

CyberLink PowerDVD featuring the Realtek ALC889 codec will be available in Q3-Q4 2008. Current PowerDVD Ultra users will be able to upgrade for free to the latest build on the CyberLink website.

For more information about CyberLink please visit www.cyberlink.com

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs. 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 resource 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 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 are 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.   

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world's leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, WiMedia-based Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Networked Media SoCs. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com.tw.


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