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CyberLink PowerCinema Linux Delivers Home Entertainment Experience to the Penguin World

Taipei, Taiwan----January 20, 2006----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a leader in Digital Home solutions, today launched PowerCinema Linux, providing an easy means of converting the Linux PC into a feature-rich TV entertainment center ideally suited for PC vendors targeting the CE market.

The new PowerCinema Linux transforms a Linux PC into an entertainment center featuring analog and digital TV, radio, Teletext and electronic program guide browsing. A launch sequence of about 10 seconds and quick shutdown provide CE-like behavior on a notebook or desktop PC. The stylish 3D interface and operation by remote control ensure easy navigation of additional features, including DVD movies, music, pictures, and video modules.

"Linux is not only a great PC and Server operating system it also runs on a wide range of CE devices and with PowerCinema Linux users can enjoy digital entertainment on their Linux PCs," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. "PowerCinema also provides CE device manufacturers with a Linux-based alternative for creating amazing Home Entertainment solutions that can scale down to CE devices with very limited resources. As such, CyberLink is allowing PC makers to move from the typical PC environment to the living room and by doing so to enter the Digital Home Entertainment market. "


CyberLink PowerCinema Linux highlights:

Ideal CE Solution:
。 A modular, thin software design ensures that PowerCinema Linux can be scaled to fit the requirements of CE devices.
。 CyberLink Instant-On and Instant-Off technology ensure start-up sequences of 4 to 10 seconds (dependent on BIOS boot time) and quick shutdown times.
。 Provides support for common remote control standards including HID, USB, and serial, among others.

TV Module:
Allows easy surfing and watching of TV programs
。 New Analog and Analog-Digital TV tuner card support provides reception of TV and radio (TV card support differs according to regional requirements).
。 New Electronic Program Guide support facilitates browsing of program information categorized by channel, program type, etc.
。 New Teletext support features color key, page numbers, and mouse over with TV shows.
。 New Hybrid TV-Tuner Card support provides a flexible solution for accessing one channel of either digital or analog TV.
。 New PAL, NTSC and SECAM support for analog TV signals.
。 Channel Scan quickly locates all available TV stations.

Movie Module:
Plays DVDs, VCDs, and supports wide-screen displays and multi-channel audio
。 Advance viewing options provide support for DVD movie playback at a variety of speeds.
。 Auto-resume playback allows PowerCinema to continue to play a DVD title either from the last point it was stopped or from the start.
。 Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) facilitates audio output by transferring Dolby Digital pass-through signals directly to external audio receivers.
。 TV-out support lets PowerCinema Linux output TV signals, enabling connection to a TV (depending on available hardware device).
Other Modules:
。 Video module allows users to quickly view their home videos.
。 Pictures module turns photos into a slideshow featuring background music and transitions.
。 Music module plays MP3, WMA and WAV audio files stored on a hard drive.
。 Audio CD Module plays music directly from a CD.
。 Radio module provides access to radio stations.


Availability:
PowerCinema Linux is currently available for OEM customers


About CyberLink Corp.
Founded in 1995, CyberLink Corp. is a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for the Digital Home. The products are categorized into two major lines: Digital Multimedia Solutions and Training Solutions. Digital Multimedia Solutions include DVD Burning and Creativity Products focused on media creation by advancing the technologies to capture, edit, author and record all types of media and Digital Entertainment products provide high-quality media enjoyment on the PC by perfecting state-of-the-art audio-video technologies. These award-winning software applications are ideal solutions for turning today's mainstream computers into home theaters and digital video centers. The company's Training Solutions include authoring tools for creating training content and training management systems that offer an easy and cost effective way to deliver and manage training programs over corporate intranets or the Internet. As a result of the company's solid growth and profitability, CyberLink became a public company in October 2000 and is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (5203.TW). To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region including Japan. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is in Taipei. http://www.cyberlink.com/


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