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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Steven Horwitz, Investor Relations, 408-490-8561, or email@example.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:
LG DVD-RW Recorder to Use C-Cube Codec and DVD Decoder Silicon
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