Maxtor(R) Corporation and VividLogic Enable Digital Video Recorder, Digital TV And Set-Top Box Interoperability

VividLogic's FireBus(TM) HAVi Software Delivers Compatibility Between World's

First Consumer IEEE 1394 Hard Drive-Based DVR Subsystem From Maxtor

And Networked Digital Home A/V Devices



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Maxtor Corporation

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Maxtor
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   MXTR), a leading supplier of information storage
 solutions, and VividLogic, Inc., a leading provider of digital entertainment
 software, today announced the compatibility of the Maxtor QuickView(TM) IEEE
 1394 DVR Subsystem with industry standard, home audio video interoperability
 (HAVi) based digital TVs and set-top boxes (STBs) using VividLogic FireBus
 software.
     The Maxtor QuickView subsystem is the world's first hard drive-powered,
 self-contained isochronous digital video recording (DVR) solution for
 consumers that integrates quickly and simply over a 1394-based home network.
 VividLogic's FireBus HAVi software allows STBs to recognize and control
 consumer electronics (CE) products, such as the Maxtor DVR subsystem, over an
 IEEE 1394-based home network.
     "Compatibility between Maxtor and VividLogic technologies marks a
 significant step toward the interoperability of all digital home entertainment
 appliances," said Tex Schenkkan, Maxtor's senior vice president, Consumer
 Electronics Business and business development. "The digital home is converging
 with new products such as digital TVs and digital video recorders that can all
 be controlled over a IEEE 1394 home network. Joining forces with VividLogic
 will further accelerate the time to market for interoperable devices and help
 make this all-digital home network a closer reality."
     "HAVi technology will allow CE manufacturers to seamlessly integrate
 Maxtor's DVR functionality into their digital A/V devices," said Shiva
 Patibanda, CEO VividLogic. "FireBus HAVi software allows IEEE 1394 devices to
 be networked and simply controlled by each other, eliminating the coffee table
 clutter of multiple remote controls."
     Mitsubishi Digital Electronics of America recently announced the fall
 introduction of several HDTVs with integrated digital receivers, IEEE 1394
 high-speed serial bus circuitry and HAVi control software.
     "Our recently announced HDTVs are designed to provide the necessary
 functionality, infrastructure and interoperability to host compliant HAVi
 devices like the Maxtor QuickView IEEE 1394 DVR Subsystem," said Robert A.
 Perry, director of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics of America.
 "Products like Maxtor's DVR subsystem connected to the A/V IEEE 1394 network
 will explode in popularity, providing the ability to have PVR functionality
 for a variety of sources. Consumers are expected to rapidly adopt IEEE 1394
 technology for their entertainment devices, and hard-disk recording will be a
 key feature in most entertainment networks."
     The Maxtor QuickView IEEE 1394 subsystem features an embedded file system
 and stream manager that provides dual-stream play and record, trick play, live
 broadcast pause and live instant replay of digital video.  Using Maxtor
 QuickView isochronous recording and play back technology, frame-accurate A/V
 streaming is managed within the drive itself, enabling simple, add-on DVR
 functionality.
     Maxtor welcomes VividLogic to the Maxtor A/V Solutions Alliance, which
 allows a wide array of CE manufacturers to come to market rapidly with next-
 generation digital products.
     Maxtor intends to utilize the Maxtor A/V Solutions Alliance to create
 additional relationships with industry-leading companies to address the
 growing demands of hard drive-based recording and storage applications within
 the CE market. The Alliance is designed to serve as a one-stop industry
 resource for DVR hardware, software, development, integration and testing
 services.
     Maxtor and VividLogic will demonstrate an IEEE 1394 and HAVi-based home
 network at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) tradeshow,
 which began today in Las Vegas.  The Maxtor booth is located in the Sands
 Convention Center, booth S3537.  The companies will use a Teralogic STB
 equipped with VividLogic FireBus Software and demonstrate the interoperability
 of the Maxtor DVR subsystem with the STB.
 
     About Maxtor
     Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading
 suppliers of information storage solutions.  The company has an expansive line
 of storage products for desktop computers, network storage, high-performance
 Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics.  Maxtor has a reputation of
 being a proven market leader built by providing consistent high-quality
 products, and service and support for its customers.  Maxtor and its products
 can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR.  Maxtor
 is traded on the NASDAQ under the MXTR symbol.  Maxtor will transfer its
 listing to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MXO symbol effective
 on or close to April 30, 2001.
 
     About VividLogic
     VividLogic Inc. is a leading provider of Digital Entertainment
 Infrastructure for Digital TVs and Set Top Boxes based on IEEE 1394 and HAVi
 software.  The company's innovative FireBus stack powers the next generation
 of CE devices in the digital home.  FireBus is a comprehensive, off-the-shelf
 solution designed specifically to build Digital Products such as Digital TVs,
 Set Top Boxes, Printers, DVDs, Digital Video Recorders, Residential Gateway,
 etc.  The software comes complete with a highly portable HAVi (Full,
 Intermediate and Base Audio Video) software stack (including Java based
 org.havi.ui), On Screen Display using EIA 775, Copy Protection based on 5C,
 AVC Commands, IEC 61883 protocol, Portable IEEE 1394 device drivers that
 support different IEEE 1394 chip sets and Operating Systems.  For additional
 information about VividLogic, visit http://www.vividlogic.com.
 
     Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor
 Corporation.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements concerning Maxtor
 products.  These statements are based on current expectations and are subject
 to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's
 results, including, but not limited to, risks in Maxtor's ability to
 successfully bring the products to market, market demand for and acceptance of
 the products, the company's ability to execute production ramps, changes in
 product and customer mix, pricing trends, and actions by competitors.  These
 and other risk factors are contained in periodic reports filed by Maxtor
 Corporation with the Securities Exchange Commission, including, but not
 limited to, Maxtor's Form 10-K for fiscal 2000, recent Forms 10-Q and the
 registration statement on Form S-4 related to the combination with Quantum
 HDD. Maxtor is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation
 to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
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SOURCE Maxtor Corporation
    MILPITAS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Maxtor
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   MXTR), a leading supplier of information storage
 solutions, and VividLogic, Inc., a leading provider of digital entertainment
 software, today announced the compatibility of the Maxtor QuickView(TM) IEEE
 1394 DVR Subsystem with industry standard, home audio video interoperability
 (HAVi) based digital TVs and set-top boxes (STBs) using VividLogic FireBus
 software.
     The Maxtor QuickView subsystem is the world's first hard drive-powered,
 self-contained isochronous digital video recording (DVR) solution for
 consumers that integrates quickly and simply over a 1394-based home network.
 VividLogic's FireBus HAVi software allows STBs to recognize and control
 consumer electronics (CE) products, such as the Maxtor DVR subsystem, over an
 IEEE 1394-based home network.
     "Compatibility between Maxtor and VividLogic technologies marks a
 significant step toward the interoperability of all digital home entertainment
 appliances," said Tex Schenkkan, Maxtor's senior vice president, Consumer
 Electronics Business and business development. "The digital home is converging
 with new products such as digital TVs and digital video recorders that can all
 be controlled over a IEEE 1394 home network. Joining forces with VividLogic
 will further accelerate the time to market for interoperable devices and help
 make this all-digital home network a closer reality."
     "HAVi technology will allow CE manufacturers to seamlessly integrate
 Maxtor's DVR functionality into their digital A/V devices," said Shiva
 Patibanda, CEO VividLogic. "FireBus HAVi software allows IEEE 1394 devices to
 be networked and simply controlled by each other, eliminating the coffee table
 clutter of multiple remote controls."
     Mitsubishi Digital Electronics of America recently announced the fall
 introduction of several HDTVs with integrated digital receivers, IEEE 1394
 high-speed serial bus circuitry and HAVi control software.
     "Our recently announced HDTVs are designed to provide the necessary
 functionality, infrastructure and interoperability to host compliant HAVi
 devices like the Maxtor QuickView IEEE 1394 DVR Subsystem," said Robert A.
 Perry, director of marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics of America.
 "Products like Maxtor's DVR subsystem connected to the A/V IEEE 1394 network
 will explode in popularity, providing the ability to have PVR functionality
 for a variety of sources. Consumers are expected to rapidly adopt IEEE 1394
 technology for their entertainment devices, and hard-disk recording will be a
 key feature in most entertainment networks."
     The Maxtor QuickView IEEE 1394 subsystem features an embedded file system
 and stream manager that provides dual-stream play and record, trick play, live
 broadcast pause and live instant replay of digital video.  Using Maxtor
 QuickView isochronous recording and play back technology, frame-accurate A/V
 streaming is managed within the drive itself, enabling simple, add-on DVR
 functionality.
     Maxtor welcomes VividLogic to the Maxtor A/V Solutions Alliance, which
 allows a wide array of CE manufacturers to come to market rapidly with next-
 generation digital products.
     Maxtor intends to utilize the Maxtor A/V Solutions Alliance to create
 additional relationships with industry-leading companies to address the
 growing demands of hard drive-based recording and storage applications within
 the CE market. The Alliance is designed to serve as a one-stop industry
 resource for DVR hardware, software, development, integration and testing
 services.
     Maxtor and VividLogic will demonstrate an IEEE 1394 and HAVi-based home
 network at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) tradeshow,
 which began today in Las Vegas.  The Maxtor booth is located in the Sands
 Convention Center, booth S3537.  The companies will use a Teralogic STB
 equipped with VividLogic FireBus Software and demonstrate the interoperability
 of the Maxtor DVR subsystem with the STB.
 
     About Maxtor
     Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading
 suppliers of information storage solutions.  The company has an expansive line
 of storage products for desktop computers, network storage, high-performance
 Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics.  Maxtor has a reputation of
 being a proven market leader built by providing consistent high-quality
 products, and service and support for its customers.  Maxtor and its products
 can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR.  Maxtor
 is traded on the NASDAQ under the MXTR symbol.  Maxtor will transfer its
 listing to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MXO symbol effective
 on or close to April 30, 2001.
 
     About VividLogic
     VividLogic Inc. is a leading provider of Digital Entertainment
 Infrastructure for Digital TVs and Set Top Boxes based on IEEE 1394 and HAVi
 software.  The company's innovative FireBus stack powers the next generation
 of CE devices in the digital home.  FireBus is a comprehensive, off-the-shelf
 solution designed specifically to build Digital Products such as Digital TVs,
 Set Top Boxes, Printers, DVDs, Digital Video Recorders, Residential Gateway,
 etc.  The software comes complete with a highly portable HAVi (Full,
 Intermediate and Base Audio Video) software stack (including Java based
 org.havi.ui), On Screen Display using EIA 775, Copy Protection based on 5C,
 AVC Commands, IEC 61883 protocol, Portable IEEE 1394 device drivers that
 support different IEEE 1394 chip sets and Operating Systems.  For additional
 information about VividLogic, visit http://www.vividlogic.com.
 
     Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor
 Corporation.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements concerning Maxtor
 products.  These statements are based on current expectations and are subject
 to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's
 results, including, but not limited to, risks in Maxtor's ability to
 successfully bring the products to market, market demand for and acceptance of
 the products, the company's ability to execute production ramps, changes in
 product and customer mix, pricing trends, and actions by competitors.  These
 and other risk factors are contained in periodic reports filed by Maxtor
 Corporation with the Securities Exchange Commission, including, but not
 limited to, Maxtor's Form 10-K for fiscal 2000, recent Forms 10-Q and the
 registration statement on Form S-4 related to the combination with Quantum
 HDD. Maxtor is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation
 to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
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