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InterVideo InstantON PcE Software Bundled with AOpen's New XC Cube AV Edition.



Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2004

Enables Users to Switch from Desktop Computing Tasks to

Remote-Controlled Entertainment Applications from Their Living Room

Couch

InterVideo(R), Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
:IVII) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to supply InterVideo InstantON technology for AOpen(R)'s new XC Cube Edition(TM) AV (XC Cube AV), a Small Form Factor (SFF (Small Form Factor) Refers to a device that is smaller than others in its field. For example, a miniature display on a cellphone is an SFF device because displays can be extremely large on monitors and TVs by comparison. See form factor. ) bare system designed for the Build-Your-Own (BYO BYO Build Your Own
BYO Bring Your Own
BYO Brew Your Own (beer making magazine)
BYO Buy Your Own
BYO Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (2nd largest city)
BYO British Youth Opera
) PC market. By including InterVideo InstantON with the stylish-looking XC Cube AV, AOpen gives resellers, distributors and system integrators a versatile solution for configuring PCs that can be used for both computing tasks and home entertainment. With InterVideo's innovative PcE software delivering true PC and CE convergence, AOpen's new XC Cube AV doubles as a cost-effective DVD/VCD player and TV viewer, an MP3/Audio CD player and an FM radio enhanced with rich surround sound An audio recording and playback system that uses five or more channels plus a subwoofer channel. See 5.1 channel and 3D audio.  and remote control access.

InterVideo InstantON is a modular Linux(R)-based software solution that powers up in about 10 seconds. Users do not have to install and start Windows(R) to enjoy the full range of Consumer Electronics (CE) applications. They can quickly access and enjoy TV, DVDs, VCDs, radio and music with outstanding clarity from the comfort of their living room couch simply by pushing the Play button on the remote control.

The XC Cube AV is based on AOpen's XC Cube, a barebones PC that has been winning awards for design, equipment and workmanship since it was first introduced. InterVideo InstantON clearly sets the XC Cube AV apart from other barebones PCs that usually only include a case, motherboard, and a power supply. PC builders add their own processors, memory, hard drive, optical drive, and other peripherals to complete the system.

InterVideo InstantON technology incorporates both a Windows and Linux operating system operating system (OS)

Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs.
, each occupying a separate partition on the hard drive. One of the unique features of InstantON's architecture is that users can share digital music and video files between the Windows and Linux environments. Designed with a dual-boot configuration, InstantON lets AOpen XC Cube AV users easily move from the instant access, CE-like multimedia applications, to the Windows PC An x86-based computer that runs some version of Windows. See x86 and Windows.  mode (which requires the full Windows load time and standard keyboard/mouse control), with a single click of the remote.

"By embedding InterVideo's InstantON technology with our new XC Cube AV, system builders can remove the convergence barriers between the PC and CE applications," explained Kevin Chen, XC Product Director at AOpen. "This will give system builders an edge because they can offer one, space-saving box for both computing and digital entertainment; and their customers will like it because they'll only pay one price for the complete PC/CE experience and there is virtually no learning curve."

"Custom-built PCs are accounting for a growing share of the white box market," said Steve Ro, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  and founder of InterVideo. "This trend was originally driven by budget-conscious consumers who don't want to buy more than they need. But now," he noted, "there's an entire market emerging that is being driven by people who want the benefits of a home entertainment center without the added expense. We congratulate AOpen for being at the forefront of this new trend and look forward to participating in their success."

AOpen's new XC Cube AV includes the Intel(R) 865G chipset which supports Intel's latest Socket 478 Pentium(R) 4 CPU CPU
 in full central processing unit

Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit.
, USB USB
 in full Universal Serial Bus

Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer.
 2 and FireWire (IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 1394) ports, two memory slots for dual DDR (Double Data Rate) Refers to an SDRAM memory chip that increases performance by doubling the effective data rate of the frontside bus. For more details, see SDRAM.

DDR - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory
400, analog and digital SP/DIF audio ports, and two serial-ATA ports for hard disks as well as TV-out for using the system as a DVD player. A TV card can be added with the open PCI slot. GBit LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used.  and SilentTek, AOpen's quiet fan technology, are also included.

To ensure InstantON support, InterVideo has tested and released the drivers for leading AV hardware. Supported VGA (Video Graphics Array) The display standard for the PC. All PC display adapters support VGA, and Windows machines boot up in "VGA mode" before switching to higher resolutions.  chips include those from Intel, ATI (ATI Technologies Inc., Markham Ontario, http://ati.amd.com) A leading manufacturer of graphics chips and display adapters. Founded in 1985 by K. Y. Ho, Benny Lau and Lee Lau, ATI chips and boards are widely used by OEMs. , VIA and SiS. The supported audio drivers include those from ADI, Realtek, C-Media, and Conexant. For TV-capture, drivers for the Philips and Conexant chip sets are available; and for TV-out, a Chrontel driver can be used.

Availability

The AOpen XC Cube Edition(TM) AV featuring InterVideo InstantON technology is currently available in Japan and will soon be available through AOpen channel partners worldwide. The system includes the stylish matte black housing, a remote control handset, and a motherboard as well a CD with InterVideo InstantON and AOpen Utility. For more information, visit http://solution.aopen.com.tw/products/XC/EA65/en/.

InterVideo InstantON is currently available from InterVideo only to OEMs for evaluation and integration and is not sold as stand-alone retail software. The modular nature of the product enables OEMs and middleware developers to create customized solutions and to incorporate only the features that are required for a particular device. InstantON, includes the OS, BIOS, drivers, modules (engines), applications, user interface and remote controller.

InterVideo also offers consulting services to assist OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and  InstantON customers with product planning and customization, hardware driver fine-tuning, inter-company software integration, planning test procedures and product updates.

About AOpen

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with AOpen America's headquarters in San Jose, Calif., AOpen America is the world's largest total PC component solutions manufacturer Leveraging more than 28 years of technology manufacturing experience and more than 1,000 Group patents, AOpen designs, manufactures and markets high-quality, state-of-the-art motherboards; housings; VGA cards; white-box notebooks; optical drives; multimedia headsets and headphones Head-mounted speakers. Headphones have a strap that rests on top of the head, positioning a pair of speakers over both ears. For listening to music or monitoring live performances and audio tracks, both left and right channels are required. ; multimedia and network solutions; as well as numerous other PC component products sold through VARs to institutional, corporate, education and government customers, and via retailers to small business and end-user customers.

About InterVideo, Inc.

InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
DVD
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 software. InterVideo has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. InterVideo's software is bundled with products sold by the majority of the leading PC OEMs. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA with regional offices in Europe, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, contact InterVideo at 510/651-0888 or visit the company's Web site at www.intervideo.com.

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 Statement Except for the historical statements contained herein, the foregoing release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding InterVideo's InstantON product. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially due to several factors, including but not limited to the ability to forecast customer behavior and recognize or respond to emerging trends, changing preferences or competitive factors, the market acceptance of our new products and product enhancements, the resolution of any notices of claims regarding alleged infringement of third parties' intellectual property rights, the ability to maintain or expand our relationship with PC OEMS and other risks and uncertainties. Please consult the various reports and documents filed by InterVideo with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to InterVideo's Form 10-Q Form 10-Q

See 10-Q.
 for other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and InterVideo disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statement provided in this news release.

InterVideo is a trademark of InterVideo, Inc. AOpen is a registered trademark of AOpen Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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