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 

      -- Realtime MPEG-2 ML@MP video and system encoding 
    -- Simultaneous encode and decode of MPEG-2 video streams with audio 
    -- 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  
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/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 
/Web site:  http://www.c-cube.com/  
CO:  C-Cube Microsystems; LG Electronics 
ST:  California, South Korea 
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