(PM) , 23.12.2008 - CyberLink PowerDVD 8 now supports S3 Graphics? ChromotionHD? 2.0 video engine -
delivering robust playback of high-definition content on consumer and professional
Fremont, California, December 23, 2008 - S3 Graphics, a leading provider of graphics and
multimedia technologies, today announced the availability of CyberLink PowerDVD 8
software for Blu-Ray? playback on the Chrome 500/400 Series graphics processors.
The combination of S3 Graphics? ChromotionHD? 2.0 video engine and CyberLink?s leading
high-definition movie playback software gives users a higher level of theatre-quality HD
video playback experience. Immersive realism in single and dual-stream (PiP) Blu-ray
playback can now be experienced on the latest desktop and mobile platforms.
CyberLink PowerDVD 8 leverages S3 Graphics ChromotionHD? technology to deliver high
quality HD decoding for the latest video Codecs, including H.264, VC-1, and MPEG2 for
Blu-ray? movies. At the core of ChromotionHD? 2.0 is a multi-functional and programmable
video/audio engine that supports a wide selection of decoding and video/audio
acceleration hardware to provide high quality processing for HD and streaming digital
video content. Eight channels of high fidelity Dolby® 7.1 digital surround sound brings
life-like qualities to the user experience.
With full bitstream decoding, inverse transform, motion compensation, and in-loop
deblocking, the S3 Graphics Chrome 400/500 Series GPUs offload HD intensive tasks from
the CPU to the GPU, making the decode process more efficient with minimizing total system
power consumption. The video engine is highly optimized with the decoding and post
processing display pipeline for simultaneous acceleration of single and multiple video
streams for crystal clear HD playback on high resolution digital displays.
"The combination of S3 Graphics and CyberLink brings to market another platform that
delivers incredible, high quality 1080p HD playback for Home Media Centers, Desktop PCs,
and mobile platforms," said Dr. Ken Weng, GM for S3 Graphics. ?The feature-rich
capabilities in the Chrome 400 and 500 Series provide the end-user with a comprehensive
multimedia experience from eye-catching HD video to the latest Dolby surround sound in a
leading performance-per-watt product.?
?We are very pleased to work with S3 Graphics to further expand the realm of exceptional
HD video viewing experience on CyberLink?s industry-leading application, PowerDVD 8,?
said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. ?It is through technology collaboration with
hardware manufacturers like S3 Graphics can we continue to progress and innovate our line
of ultimate multimedia solutions.?
Please visit www.s3graphics.com for more information about ChromotionHD? 2.0 and the
DX10.1 S3 Graphics Chrome 400 and new Chrome 500 Series GPUs.
PowerDVD 8 optimized for S3 Graphic?s ChromotionHD? 2.0 is available now from
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PC?s and CE?s.
CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and
fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our
business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics card
makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink?s software solutions
include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs and DVD?s, digital home entertainment,
Mobile TV and human resources development. CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock
Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is in Taipei with
operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For
more information, please visit CyberLink's website at www.cyberlink.com
About S3 Graphics
S3 Graphics is a leading provider of innovative graphics visualization technologies for
the notebook and desktop markets. As a quality supplier to the OEM and retail markets, S3
Graphics powers consumer, corporate and multimedia platforms to bring best-in-class
energy efficiency, graphics/video performance, and visual features to the user. Our
long-term commitment to customers is to bring reliability, quality, performance and
state-of-the-art features to the forefront of PC applications. For more information,
visit the Company?s website at www.s3graphics.com.
S3 Graphics PR Contacts
Claudia Wittwer / Stefanie Nunberger
GlobalCom PR-Network GmbH