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 Sonic desktop DVD software shipments top three million units
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Message Text: Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq:SNIC - News) announced today that the sales of its desktop DVD creation applications, Sonic MyDVD® and DVDit!®, have topped the three million unit mark. This three million milestone was reached only six months after Sonic announced the two million mark of shipments, and underscores two key trends: 1) DVD-recordable drives are on a rapid growth curve that is expected to continue in 2003 and beyond and 2) with an estimated 85 percent share of market, Sonic Solutions continues to be the dominant supplier of DVD creation software to PC, peripheral and drive OEMs such as Adaptec, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Matrox, Memorex, Nova, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Sony and many others.

Based on the same technology as Sonic's industry-leading Hollywood DVD production systems, Sonic MyDVD and DVDit! make it fast and easy for home users and video enthusiasts to create DVDs and VCDs of their own videos and photos and add the same sizzle found in Hollywood titles. With the ability to simply drag-and-drop video and audio into a project, design interactive menus and record the final content to DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-RAM or CD-R/RW, Sonic's DVD applications offer the most flexibility and compatibility of any application on the market. With OpenDVD(TM) technology, Sonic users can also re-edit their DVD and VCD projects later at any time and add and delete content and change menus.

"Sonic has long been at the leading edge of DVD creation and their MyDVD and DVDit! applications deliver the ease of use, high performance and exceptional features that we expect for our DVD recording products," said Andy Parsons, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., a Sonic OEM partner. "Sales of MyDVD and DVDit! exceeding three million units is a clear testimony to the quality of their products."

"Sonic products provide a strong balance between ease of use and powerful DVD creation capabilities," said Jeff Loebbaka, Vice President and General Manager, Desktop Solutions Group at Adaptec. "As the leading provider of DVD-creation solutions for home-PC users, and the clear choice of OEMs, Sonic continues to provide us with best-of-breed products which help us to assert our leadership in providing high-quality desktop-PC solutions for home DVD creation."

"DVD creation used to be an exotic process, reserved for video industry professionals," said Dave Habiger, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sonic's Desktop Products Group. "At Sonic, we've worked hard to deliver our Hollywood-strength technology in applications like DVDit!, MyDVD and PrimeTime(TM) which make it easy for consumers to create their own personal blockbusters right on their PC desktop. Sonic plays the leading role in delivering easy-to-use and powerful DVD creation software to tens of millions of consumers."
 
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