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DivX and Realtek Announce First DivX Plus(TM) HD Certified Chip for Multimedia Storage Devices and Set-top Boxes

SAN DIEGO and HSINCHU, Taiwan , May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX), a leading digital media company, and Realtek Semiconductor Corp., one of the world's leading network and computer peripheral integrated circuit (IC) providers, today announced the DivX Plus™ HD Certification of the Realtek RTD1283 chip. Designed for use in multimedia storage devices and set-top boxes, this new chip will enable consumers to enjoy their collection of DivX and DivX Plus HD videos, in the DivX format, directly on their TVs.

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DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supports the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on www.divx.com, the newly released DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.

Known for great performance, visual quality and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers with a comprehensive digital media solution supporting the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices. In addition, DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios, and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content in the DivX format worldwide.

“Support of our latest DivX profile is accelerating and, thanks to IC licensees such as Realtek, we are fostering the development of DivX Plus HD Certified CE products,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer at DivX. “These products enable playback of DivX, DivX HD and DivX Plus HD video on a variety of devices, from the PC to the TV.”  

“DivX Certification is clearly recognized and valued by consumer electronic device manufacturers,” said Sam Chung at Realtek. “We are pleased to be one of the first IC providers to launch a DivX Plus HD Certified chip for the next generation of multimedia storage devices and set-top boxes.”  

Products that bear the DivX Certified® logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.

For more information about DivX, visit www.divx.com.

For more information about Realtek Semiconductor, visit www.realtek.com.

About DivX

DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today's consumer media environment — the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 300 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world's leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communication network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gigabit Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute “forward-looking statements.” Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding DivX's visibility within the investment community. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that the Company's activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; risks associated with DivX's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; the risk of DivX's dependence on its licensees and partners; risks related to the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of DivX's most recent report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE DivX, Inc.

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