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NEC To Bundle Sonic DVDit! With New LaVie Notebook PC

Sonic DVDit! Complements Multimedia Capabilities

MARIN COUNTY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2000--Sonic Solutions announced today that NEC will bundle Sonic DVDit!(TM) with the flagship model of their new LaVie notebook computer product line in Japan. NEC's new LaVie LS800J/56DH system is equipped with a full range of multimedia features including built in DVD-ROM and CD-R capabilities, and the ability to record and play back TV and music programs. By including DVDit! LE, LaVie users will be able to easily organize their multimedia content, author DVDs, and output video content in the DVD format on CD-R media.

DVDit! is the easiest way to publish on DVD, and is the industry's choice to complement multimedia systems. The world's best-selling DVD authoring application, DVDit! lets users quickly create menus, link MPEG video, audio and images, to create DVD titles.

"NEC continues its success with the latest, very innovative LaVie notebook computer, and we are very pleased to have them as our partner," said Koki Terui, Senior Vice-President of Pacific Rim Operations at Sonic. "NEC has bundled Sonic DVDit! for more than a year now with outstanding results. By selecting DVDit! to include with the new LaVie notebook system, customers will have an incredible, DVD-enabled multimedia solution for recording and publishing videos anywhere."

About Sonic DVDit!

Sonic DVDit! is the easiest way to publish on DVD. Combining a simple and straightforward user interface with Sonic's award-winning DVD formatting technology, DVDit! gives multimedia and video professionals, graphic designers, artists and video enthusiasts the power to create stunning interactive DVD content on their PC. Using DVDit!'s integrated cDVD(TM) capability, DVD titles can then be stored on standard CD-R discs and played back on any CD-ROM equipped PC.

With an intuitive interface, building DVD titles is as easy as selecting a menu background and then dragging and dropping an AVI, QuickTime or MPEG video file. DVDit! automatically builds buttons and interactivity, multiplexes and formats content and records to CD-R or DVD-R for playback in consumer set-top DVD players or DVD-equipped PCs.

Users seeking additional functionality can easily upgrade to DVDit! SE, which adds the capability to convert AVI and QuickTime movies into the MPEG-2 format, generate multiple interconnected menus, create video chapter points, and more.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leading provider of Internet solutions, dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its customers in the key computer, network and electron device fields through its three market-focused in-house companies: NEC Solutions, NEC Networks and NEC Electron Devices. NEC Corporation, with its in-house companies, employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and saw net sales of 4,991 billion Yen (approx. US$48 billion) in fiscal year 1999-2000. For further information, please visit the NEC home page at:

About Sonic Solutions

Based in Marin County, California, Sonic ( is the leading manufacturer of solutions for DVD publishing. Sonic DVDit! ( is the first application for DVD authoring targeted at videographers and corporate video producers, and is bundled with major video editing, capture, encoding and media production systems. Sonic MyDVD(TM) is the first DVD authoring application for consumers, making it easy to capture "your life on DVD." Sonic DVD Creator® and DVD Fusion® are the most widely-used systems for professional DVD publishing, and are installed worldwide at major studios, post production facilities and in corporate marketing departments. SonicStudio HD is the leading digital workstation for preparing audio for release on CD and the first for creating content for the new DVD-Audio format. Sonic is also a full voting member of the DVD Forum, the standards-setting body for the DVD format.

The above paragraphs of this press release contain forward looking statements that are based upon current expectations. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties including, among others, the timely introduction and acceptance of new products, costs associated with new product introductions, the transition of products to new hardware configurations and platforms and other factors, including those discussed in the Company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. (c) 2000 Sonic, Sonic Solutions, the Sonic logo, cDVD, MyDVD, and DVDit! are trademarks of Sonic Solutions. DVD Creator and DVD Fusion are registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.

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