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LightWork Design, Intel to Deliver 3D Products Optimized for the Itanium Processor.

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SHEFFIELD, U.K.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 22, 1999

LightWork Design

Industry-Leading LightWorks(R) 3D Photorealistic

Rendering Technology to be Optimized for

Intel(R) Itanium(TM)-Based Workstations

LightWork Design and Intel Corporation today announced that the two companies are working together to optimize LightWork Design's industry-leading 3D photorealistic rendering technology, LightWorks(R), for the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor.

LightWork Design is a leading supplier worldwide of component software tools for 3D design applications. The company's comprehensive LightWorks rendering

system integrates all key rendering techniques (radiosity, ray-tracing and scan-line rendering) in one package. Designed for direct integration into 3D software applications, LightWorks gives application developers fast, innovative rendering technology for producing photorealistic 3D images and animations.

Optimizing LightWorks for the Itanium processor is a major part of LightWork Design's continuing commitment to providing its customers with industry-leading software solutions, while enhancing the software's position at the forefront of rendering performance.

Gordon Oliver, President and CEO of LightWork Design, commented, "We are extremely pleased to establish this technological and marketing collaboration between our two companies. Both LightWork Design and Intel are leaders in their own market spaces, and working together to optimize LightWorks will result in even more powerful rendering solutions for users. This is great news for our customers, who will be able to take advantage of the performance enhancements for the Intel Architecture."

Says Anand Chandrasekher, General Manager of Intel's Workstation Products Group, "Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor technology extends the Intel Architecture into the highest segments of workstation computing and will deliver new levels of performance and scalability to the new e-business economy. We are committed to working closely with leading-edge software developers like LightWork Design, whose products make the most of the advanced features that the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor will offer to workstation end-users."

About LightWork Design

LightWork Design is a leading supplier worldwide of 3D visualization and simulation software. The company has a global customer base that encompasses North America, Europe and Japan. The LightWorks(R) rendering engine is used in more than 70 software applications worldwide, representing hundreds of thousands of 3D software users. For more information, visit LightWork Design's web site at http://www.lightwork.com.

LightWorks is a registered trademark of LightWork Design Ltd. Intel is a registered trademark and Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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