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CyberLink and Realtek Support 7.1 Lossless Blu-ray Audio

CyberLink Corp. announced its partnership with Realtek Semiconductor Corp. to support Realtek’s new high-performance audio codecs ALC669, ALC670 and ALC892 with PowerDVD, delivering high-definition audio playback for 7.1-channel audio, and up to 192kHz/24bit.

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CyberLink Partners with Realtek to Support 7.1-Channel Lossless HD Audio Playback with Blu-ray Content Protection on PowerDVD

Taipei, Taiwan—January 09, 2010—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected media lifestyle, announced today its partnership with the leading PC Audio Solution Provider Realtek Semiconductor Corp. to support Realtek’s new high-performance audio codecs ALC669 , ALC670 and ALC892 with PowerDVD, delivering superior high-definition audio playback for 7.1-channel audio, and up to 192kHz/24bit.

CyberLink PowerDVD, featuring support for the latest HD audio and video standards and formats, allows the playback of HD movie content with excellent audio and video quality available on the PC.  PowerDVD is now able to deliver 192kHz/24bit lossless audio through the embedded Realtek audio codecs with content protection while allowing full-rate audio enjoyment of Blu-ray Discs.

“CyberLink is working diligently to ensure that consumers experience the best video and audio technologies on the PC,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “CyberLink is pleased to collaborate with Realtek to expand the existing support of HD audio codec technology with CyberLink’s PowerDVD to deliver a rich, uncompressed content-protected audio experience for movie enthusiasts.”

“As the technology leader, Realtek’s goal is to provide the best possible listening experience available on a PC Platform,” said Wayne Lin, VP of Realtek.  ”Through our collaboration with CyberLink we are delighted to offer lossless audio playback on PowerDVD, enabling delivery of exceptional fidelity, clarity, and the ultimate home theater experience when watching Blu-ray titles on a PC platform.”

Key features in PowerDVD include:

•    Playback of high-definition AVCHD standards and Blu-ray Discs.
•    High-definition audiofor unmatched clarity and purity through high-definition, 7.1-channel home-entertainment systems, and on notebook PCs.
•    Support for next-generation disc features, like Picture-in-Picture movie mode, networking, interactive BD-J, bookmarks, and advanced disc navigation.
•    Optimized performance for playing high-definition video content using graphics cards featuring NVIDIA PureVideo, ATI Avivo, and Intel Clear Video technologies.
•    TrueTheater HD optimized for NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration technology, ensures smoother performance when upscaling DVD movies to HD-like quality by shifting the graphics processing from your CPU to your NVIDIA graphics card.

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About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC’97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our web site:

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs through the use of video editing software, DVD player software, and other multimedia solutions. 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