Philips and Roxio Join Forces to Prevent Buffer Underrun

Philips Ships Easy CD Creator With 'Intelligent' Drives

CeBIT, Hannover, Germany, March 28, 2001 - Roxio, Inc. the digital media company from Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), and Philips Electronics, today announced that Philips will ship its new high performance drives with Easy CD Creator and DirectCD, including the enhanced Roxio PureBurn CD-Recording engine.

"Roxio has worked closely with Philips to enhance its buffer management techniques in Easy CD Creator to prevent buffer underruns in the high performance drives from Philips," said Tom Shea, Chief Operating Officer of Roxio, Inc. "The new burn engine in Easy CD Creator will significantly reduce a common user problem in high speed CD recording."

"Philips is committed to continual improvements in the ease-of-use and robustness of CD-Recording. Philips values the close co-operation with Roxio," said Lucien Bertotti, Product Manager for Philips Consumer Electronics. "Roxio's PureBurn engine fits exactly with Philips' strategy to make the CD writer 'intelligent' and thereby take the burden away from the end-user. Our 'intelligent' drives, featuring TBW (Thermal-Balanced Writing) technology, match the excellent Roxio PureBurn engine to yield the optimal solution in CD Recording."

Philips and Roxio have long been recognized as the leaders in the development of CD-ReWritable drives and software. This newest product offering is an example of the mutual commitment to quality, performance and value.

About Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of EUR 37.9 billion in 2000. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, color picture tubes for televisions and monitors, and one-chip TV products. Its 219,400 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, components, semiconductors, and medical systems. Philips is quoted on the NYSE (symbol: PHG), London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and other stock exchanges. News from Philips is located at

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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