LG DVD-RW Recorder to Use C-Cube Codec and DVD Decoder Silicon

First LG Electronics DVD-RW Recorder Design Based on C-Cube's Industry-Leading                             MPEG-2 Technology     SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- C-Cube Microsystems (Nasdaq:  CUBE) announced today that LG Electronics has selected its DVxcel(TM) consumer  MPEG-2 codec and ZiVA-4(R) DVD decoder for their first DVD-RW (read/write)  recorder product.   LG Electronics, one of the top manufacturers of DVD  players, is showcasing their DVD-RW recorder at the Korean Electronics Show  (KES), occurring in Seoul, Korea from October 2-6, 2000.   "C-Cube is pleased that LG has developed their first DVD recorder based on  C-Cube codec and DVD technology," said Tim Vehling, director of consumer  products marketing. "With LG, we are leading the DVD market transition from a  playback-only market, to a playback and recordable market.  Consumers will  benefit by being able to buy a single DVD product that allows them to not only  enjoy a superb DVD viewing experience, but also enables them to record digital  video with unsurpassed video quality onto a convenient DVD format."     About DVxcel   The DVxcel MPEG-2 video codec is a high-quality single-chip digital video  processing solution ideal for consumer digital recordable products. Features  include:           -- Realtime MPEG-2 ML@MP video and system encoding      -- Simultaneous encode and decode of MPEG-2 video streams with audio         synchronization      -- Single-pass, variable bitrate (VBR) and constant bitrate (CBR) encoding         Multiple, programmable horizontal resolutions      -- On-chip program stream multiplexing of compressed or uncompressed audio      -- On-chip DVD-VR Realtime Read/Write (RTRW) system level formatting      -- MPEG-2 ML@MP video and system decoding        About ZiVA-4    ZiVA-4 builds on C-Cube's highly successful ZiVA-3 solution with higher  levels of integration and advanced audio and video features including MP3  audio decode to play back personalized CDs, x2 audio to scan through movies,  on-the-fly video zoom of movies, and slow-motion forward and reverse. ZiVA-4  also has an integrated video encoder featuring full support for all major NTSC  and PAL standards and four video-output DACs that support composite, S-video,  and component video outputs, along with the European SCART standard.     About C-Cube   The company is a worldwide leader in digital media processing and is  leading the way with new communication processors and networked consumer  products. With a focus on DVD, set-top boxes and codec enabled products,  C-Cube is driving the technology for the "networked digital home."   C-Cube is headquartered in Milpitas, California and has offices in North  America, Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit our web site at  www.c-cube.com. C-Cube, and the C-Cube logo are registered trademarks of  C-Cube Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are  the property of their respective owners.      SOURCE  C-Cube Microsystems  /CONTACT:  Wendy Matthews, Director, Corporate Communications,  408-490-8707, or wendy.matthews@c-cube.com, or Steven Horwitz, Investor  Relations, 408-490-8561, or steven.horwitz@c-cube.com, both of C-Cube  Microsystems/   /Web site:  http://www.c-cube.com/   (CUBE)   CO:  C-Cube Microsystems; LG Electronics  ST:  California, South Korea  IN:  CPR MLM  SU: