Acer, Inc. Joins North American HD DVD Promotional Group

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With HD DVD drives already owning
 a 70%(1) share of the notebook PC market worldwide, the North American HD
 DVD Promotional Group today announced that Acer, the world's No. 4 PC
 vendor, has officially joined the Group.
     "We're pleased that Acer is now a member of the North American HD DVD
 Promotional Group," said Ken Graffeo, co-president of the North American HD
 DVD Promotional Group. "Acer is already producing a stellar line of HD
 DVD-enabled notebook PCs for consumers today and we expect continued strong
 demand for their products. Acer's support is one reason HD DVD continues to
 be the worldwide leader in the PC market."
     "Acer is pleased to join the North American HD DVD Promotional Group to
 help bring the freshest technology to more consumers worldwide," said
 Campbell Kan, Vice President, Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. "We
 are confident that our comprehensive HD DVD notebook offers will meet
 consumers' demand and expectation for true high definition experience. I
 look forward to further promoting the merit of HD DVD, in close
 collaboration with the Group."
     About HD DVD
     HD DVD is the next generation, post-DVD standard for high capacity,
 high definition optical discs, approved by the DVD Forum, which develops
 and defines DVD formats. Its more than 220 strong membership brings
 together leaders in movies and entertainment, computing, consumer
 electronics and software. HD DVD is fast becoming the primary visual medium
 for the age of high-definition TV. The North American HD DVD Promotional
 Group, Inc. is an organization established to promote the HD DVD format and
 educate consumers in North America. For more information and a complete
 listing of HD DVD launch titles please visit
     The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
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SOURCE North American HD DVD Promotional Group

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