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Oak's SimpliCD CD-Burning Software Receives PC World 'Best Buy' Award

Efficient, User-Friendly Software is Chosen for Best All-Around Features

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Oak Technology, Inc. today announced that its new CD-burning software, SimpliCD, has received top honors from PC World magazine (October 2001) as "the best overall package" for CD-RW enthusiasts. PC World's coveted "Best Buy" award is presented to outstanding products that exhibit an exceptional combination of features, usability and pricing.

"SimpliCD's unique approach makes burning discs a more intuitive process," said Melissa Perenson, author, in the "Better Burning" review. "The program is easy enough for neophytes yet it will appeal to experienced users as well." The entire review can be read on-line at,aid,58428,00.asp.

"SimpliCD is receiving accolades for its innovative approach to CD recording," said Felix Nemirovsky, General Manager of Oak Technology's Optical Storage Software Group. "Winning PC World's Best Buy Award for CD recording is an honor and is further industry affirmation of SimpliCD's efficiency and usability."

SimpliCD is the first of Oak's new breed of CD-Recording software that embeds directly within the Windows(TM) operating system and automates the creation of audio, video and photo CDs, making it possible for first time users to easily create CDs without learning complicated software or arcane formatting techniques. Additionally, SimpliCD includes a revolutionary new patent pending feature, Picture Slide Show, that instantly burns a collection of digital photos to a CD that will play automatically in home DVD Players.

The SimpliCD program includes four applications that integrate tightly with Windows. SimpliCD Recorder is a multimedia disc creation tool for easily creating audio, slide show and video discs on CD-R. SimpliCD Copy is a convenient utility for quickly duplicating discs. SimpliCD ROM is used to create standard data CD-ROMs that can be read on any computer simply by dragging and dropping them onto the program's desktop icon and selecting "burn." The fourth module, SimpliCD ReWrite, allows CD-RW media to act like a giant floppy disc. Users can drag files to it in Explorer or save to it directly from within a program. For any of these applications, a guided path in SimpliCD Guide, the easily accessible electronic documentation, makes learning the software fast and easy.


Oak's SimpliCD software is now available for consumer purchase and download for $49.95 at Consumers may also have the software shipped to them, complete with the original disc and manual, for just $64.95. In addition, SimpliCD software is available direct to drive manufacturers and PC OEMs in a variety of versions and languages.

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