Compaq To Include Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4.0 With Best-Selling Desktops

Compaq To Include Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4.0 With Best-Selling Desktops

MILPITAS, May 30, 2000 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), the global leader in innovative storage solutions, today announced that Compaq Computer Corporation's EMEA division (serving Europe, Middle East and Africa) will begin including Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4.0 software with Presario PC desktop computers shipped in that region.

"Easy CD Creator 4.0 software will allow our customers to make the most efficient use of their CD-R or CD-RW drives," said Michel Landman, Compaq's EMEA consumer product marketing manager. "With a variety of CD utilities and a user-friendly interface, Adaptec's software provides ease of use without sacrificing quality."

Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4.0 allows users to easily create data, audio and multimedia CDs on their PCs, record downloaded Internet music (including MP3 tracks), and make personal CD labels, covers and inserts. CD Guide, an animated host, makes it easy for beginners and intermediate users to effectively use Easy CD Creator 4, the most powerful CD recording software currently available.

"Adaptec CD-recording software is making it easier for people to archive their important data and bring true portability to their favorite music" said Tom Shea, general manager of Adaptec's Software Products Group. "Easy CD Creator has made CD-Recording a household concept, and is quickly making Adaptec and its partners the leaders in this new marketing model."

In addition to being highly recommended by Personal Computer World, Easy CD Creator 4.0 won EMedia Professional's Editor's Choice award in November 1999. ZDNet also recommends Easy CD Creator v4.0: "It's the best software for writing CDs, and that's what you want. If the computer makes any mistake while it writes the CD, the blank is ruined and can't be used again. So it really pays to get good software."

About Compaq's Presario Desktops

Designed for the home or small business user, Compaq's Presario desktops provide customers with premium Internet and media-tasking options, as well as customized processing and storage capabilities. The Presario Internet PC is the best selling brand at U.S. retail, according to NPD Intelect, capturing the number one spot in 31 out 32 months from March 1997 to December 1999. Compaq is the second largest computer company in the world and the largest global supplier of computer systems.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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