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LaCie Chooses Sonic to Enable New Blu-ray Burner

Roxio Toast and Easy Media Creator Provide Comprehensive BD Recording Capabilities for Mac and Windows Users

Roxio Toast and Easy Media Creator Provide Comprehensive BD Recording Capabilities for Mac and Windows Users

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NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq:SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced that LaCie has selected Sonic as the software provider for worldwide shipments of the company’s new professional Blu-ray Disc burning solution. The new LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drive features Roxio® Toast® 7 Titanium, the first Blu-ray-enabled software for the Mac OS®, and a special Blu-ray capable version of Roxio Easy Media Creator® 8 for Windows. The applications deliver a range of Blu-ray Disc burning functions including the ability to archive as much as 50GB of data on a BD-R (recordable) or BD-RE (rewritable) disc, BD image-to-disc recording, and disc-to-disc copying. The combination of Roxio and LaCie technology can be purchased at the LaCie Store online (www.lacie.com/shop) and will be available throughout LaCie’s specialized dealer network in January for a suggested retail price of $1149.00.

“We are excited that LaCie has selected Toast and Easy Media Creator as integral components of their state-of-the-art Blu-ray recorder,” said Stan Wong, general manager, Roxio. “This is a clear indication of the value, ease-of-use, and feature depth our software delivers on both the Mac and PC platforms and is further evidence of Sonic’s high-definition format leadership.”

In addition to providing a range of BD recording capabilities that enable business users and video editors to back-up vast amounts of data and to publish high-definition video content, Toast and Easy Media Creator deliver a number of innovative features that enable users to work effortlessly with digital media. Both applications offer a disc spanning feature that allows large files and folders to be archived across multiple CDs, DVDs or BD discs, encryption capabilities to ensure data is kept confidential, and powerful compression technology that allows a 9GB dual-layer DVD-Video to be recorded to a standard 4.7GB recordable DVD disc.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Sonic to bring the very latest high-definition burning capabilities to our professional customers,” said Anne Bordet, LaCie Product Manager. “The innovative capabilities of Toast and Easy Media Creator are an ideal complement to the cutting-edge technology in our d2 Blu-ray Drive, which results in a tremendous solution for business users and creative professionals.”

LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drives are capable of recording, rewriting, and reading 25GB or 50GB BD-R (recordable) and BD-RE (rewritable), as well as DVD±RW DL and DVD±RW media. LaCie d2 Blu-ray Drives are fully equipped with dual FireWire/USB interfaces and housed in LaCie’s durable d2 case made of sturdy aluminum alloy.

About LaCie

LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday users easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton, Porsche Design GmbH, Ora-Ïto and Karim Rashid make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq:SNIC)(http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software, providing a broad range of interoperable, platform-independent software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users, and technology partners. Sonic's products range from advanced DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies used to produce the majority of Hollywood DVD film releases, to the award-winning Roxio®-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup solutions that have become the premier choice for consumers, prosumers and business users worldwide.

Sonic products are globally available from major retailers, online at Sonic.com and Roxio.com, and are bundled with PCs, after-market drives and consumer electronic devices. Sonic's digital media creation engine is the de facto standard and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.