CyberLink and S3 Graphics Join Forces to Deliver Cutting-Edge High-Definition Playback on PowerDVD 8

January 15, 2009 | 15:30

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UK, London—January 15, 2009—CyberLink Corporation (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected media lifestyle, announced today that CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is now optimized for S3 Graphics’ ChromotionHD™ 2.0 video engine— delivering robust playback of high-definition content on consumer and professional platforms. PowerDVD 8 support for the Chrome 400/500 Series graphics processors is now available on CyberLink’s online store.

The combination of CyberLink’s leading high-definition movie playback software and S3 Graphics’ ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine gives users picture-perfect quality and digital surround sound for the ultimate HD video playback experience. PowerDVD 8 leverages S3 Graphics ChromotionHD technology to deliver high quality HD decoding for the latest video codecs, including H.264, VC-1, and MPEG2 for Blu-ray™ movies.

With full bitstream decoding, inverse transform, motion compensation, and in-loop deblocking, the Chrome 400/500 Series GPUs allows PowerDVD 8 to offload HD intensive tasks from the CPU to the GPU, making the decoding process more efficient while minimizing total system power consumption for a better user experience.
"The combination of S3 Graphics and CyberLink brings to market another platform that delivers incredible, high quality 1080p HD playback for Home Media Centers, Desktop PCs, and mobile platforms," said Dr. Ken Weng, GM for S3 Graphics. “The feature-rich capabilities in the Chrome 400 and 500 Series provide the end-user with a comprehensive multimedia experience from eye-catching HD video to the latest HD-audio surround sound in a leading performance-per-watt product.”

“We are very pleased to work with S3 Graphics to enhance the realm of exceptional HD video viewing experience on CyberLink’s industry-leading application, PowerDVD 8,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “It is through technology collaboration with hardware manufacturers like S3 Graphics that we can continue to innovate and strengthen our line of ultimate multimedia solutions.”

Product Availability

PowerDVD 8, optimized for S3 Graphics’ ChromotionHD 2.0, is now available on CyberLink’s web store. An update for existing users can be downloaded at PowerDVD 8’s update page.

For more information about CyberLink’s HD video playback solution and its complete line of digital multimedia solutions, please visit our website, www.cyberlink.com.
About S3 Graphics
S3 Graphics is a leading provider of innovative graphics visualization technologies for the notebook and desktop markets. As a quality supplier to the OEM and retail markets, S3 Graphics powers consumer, corporate and multimedia platforms to bring best-in-class energy efficiency, graphics/video performance, and visual features to the user. Our long-term commitment to customers is to bring reliability, quality, performance and state-of-the-art features to the forefront of PC applications. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.s3graphics.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, Digital Home entertainment, TV-on-PC 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 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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