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Philips and Roxio Join Forces to Prevent Buffer Underrun

Philips Ships Easy CD Creator With 'Intelligent' Drives

CeBIT, HANNOVER, Germany, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxio, Inc. the digital media company from Adaptec, Inc., 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 Roxio

Roxio, Inc. ( provides software that empowers people to create, manage and move digital media. Roxio's suite of digital media products features the best selling CD burning software in the world, Easy CD Creator for Windows, and Toast, for Macintosh platform. Roxio also markets GoBack, premier system recovery software that enable PC users to "Go Back" in time to recover from system crashes. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major PC and CD-R/RW manufacturers, national retail chains and Internet partnerships. Roxio's products are also available at its website. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Roxio also maintains offices in Colorado; Minnesota; Germany, and Japan. Roxio currently employs approximately 250 people worldwide.

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

SOURCE: Roxio, Inc.

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