Magnum Semiconductor, Inc.

Magnum Semiconductor, Inc.

October 13, 2005 03:00 ET

Magnum Semiconductor's DVD Recorder Platforms Remove Format Uncertainty for Consumers

FREMONT, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 13, 2005) -

Magnum Semiconductor's SuperMulti DVD Recorder Platforms Offer Compatibility with +R/RW, -R/RW and RAM Formats

Magnum Semiconductor, Inc., announced today that it has developed software extensions for its leading DVD recorder platforms which enable a consumer to use all of the popular types of recordable DVD media, including DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM.

"Magnum Semiconductor believes that a major obstacle for consumer adoption of DVD recorder is the complexity in understanding and making the right format choice," said Jack Guedj, CEO for Magnum Semiconductor. "Our new platforms can now be upgraded to support all DVD recorder formats (SuperMulti), thereby removing the compatibility and format selection barrier. The consumer using Magnum Semiconductor's SuperMulti platform is now free to buy any media of his or her choice depending on price/performance rather than format."

"PCs have been moving in the direction of support for all three major DVD recording formats. We believe that Magnum's direction will assist the consumer in a worry-free adoption of consumer DVD recording products," states Michelle Abraham of In-Stat.

Based upon industry research, Magnum Semiconductor estimates that 45% of the PC market will support SuperMulti by end of 2005, as PCs migrate from +RW to SuperMulti. In the audio/video market, SuperMulti's share in DVD recorders should top 20% in this same period.

Magnum Semiconductor is providing this technology to its OEMs who can easily incorporate it as a software upgrade in their current DVD recorder products.

Magnum Semiconductor

Magnum Semiconductor is a premier provider of chips, software, reference platforms and engineering support for recording, viewing, and managing high-quality audio/video content. Magnum Semiconductor is headquartered in Fremont, California and has sales and engineering offices in Korea, Taiwan, and China. Further information is available at www.magnumsemi.com.

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