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SILICON GRAPHICS TO OFFER PHOTO CD CAPABILITY ACROSS ALL ITS PLATFORMS

 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) today announced that Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI), a leading manufacturer of visual computing systems, will offer support for the Photo CD format across its entire product line.
 Under an agreement with Kodak, developer of the Photo CD system, Silicon Graphics will ship Photo CD-enabled software with the Indigo user environment. This will enable users to access Photo CD images in any enabled application running on a Silicon Graphics system.
 "The Photo CD format is becoming the standard for distribution of high-quality photographic imagery," explained William R. Pickering, image processing manager at Silicon Graphics. "As part of its continuing commitment to supporting all critical media formats, Silicon Graphics now provides its customers with easy access to Photo CD images."
 The relationship between Kodak and Silicon Graphics encompasses a number of areas, including the family of Kodak Cineon digital film workstations. Built on Silicon Graphics' Onyx platforms, the workstations offer full film-resolution image processing, compositing, and painting to users in the motion picture and broadcast industries. They are commonly used in filmmaking to create animation and special effects, as they were in the restoration of the film Snow White before its recent re-release.
 In addition to applications such as 3D imaging, Silicon Graphics workstations also are used in architecture, CAD/CAM, scientific visualization, film and video production, technical publishing, CASE and visual simulation.
 The Photo CD system scans photographic images onto special compact discs for playback on television (using a Photo CD or CDI player) or for use in computers (using a compatible CD-ROM drive). The original Kodak Photo CD Master disc format stores up to 100 film images on a single disc.
 Kodak has introduced other formats, including the Kodak Pro Photo CD Master disc, for storing 35 mm and larger film formats at higher resolutions; and the Kodak Photo CD Portfolio format for publishing discs that contain combinations of photographic images, digital audio, graphics and text screens, and programmed access ("branching" capability).
 Silicon Graphics, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high- performance visual computing systems. The company delivers interactive three-dimensional graphics, digital media and multiprocessing supercomputing technologies to technical, scientific and creative professionals. Its subsidiary, MIPS Technologies, Inc., designs and licenses the industry's leading RISC processor technology for the computer systems and embedded control markets.
 Silicon Graphics has offices worldwide and headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
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 /CONTACT: Paul C. Allen, media relations, Eastman Kodak Company, 716-724-5802/
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