New Maxtor(R) QuickView(TM) DVR Streaming Software Now Available on National Semiconductor Geode Platform

Products Help Accelerate Digital Video Recorder Solutions to Market



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

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Maxtor
 Corporation (Nasdaq: MXTR) and National Semiconductor (NYSE:   NSM) today
 announced the availability of Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software together
 with National Semiconductor's Geode(TM) set-top box (STB) products.
     Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software provides the core DVR functions
 for STBs and other consumer audio/video (A/V) appliances using ATA hard disk
 drives (HDD).  Combining the best technologies from both Maxtor and the
 recently merged Quantum HDD operations, Maxtor's Consumer Electronics Business
 (CEB) developed the new software package based on core Maxtor QuickView
 technology.  The DVR software resides in a STB host system and controls all
 DVR functionality, supports the recording and playback of multiple A/V streams
 and popular trick play modes, and provides optimization across multiple
 streams and error management.
     "Maxtor is committed to delivering solutions that enable CE manufacturers
 to develop digital video recording capabilities quickly and easily, with a
 variety of features that provide television viewers with richer, more
 convenient media experiences," said Paul Streit, senior marketing manager at
 Maxtor's CEB.  "Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software is highly portable,
 allowing developers to easily integrate our technology into a number of
 different software and hardware design environments in a range of STB designs.
 We are very excited about working with National's Geode SP1SC10 platform
 because it offers the performance and flexibility required for advanced STB
 designs, and its x86 architecture provides the ideal platform for software
 development."
     "Maxtor's disk drive and QuickView DVR Streaming Software products will
 help companies using our Geode architecture to add DVR functionality easily to
 their set-top box designs," said Paul McCormick, set-top box marketing manager
 at National Semiconductor.  "We are looking forward to working with Maxtor.
 The compatibility of our products enables our set-top box customers to
 implement enhanced features, while minimizing their product development cycle
 times."
     A Maxtor QuickView demonstration kit will be available in the second
 quarter of 2001.  This demo allows customers using National Semiconductor's
 SP1SC10 development system to experience DVR functionality on their
 development STBs.  The Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software will be
 licensed directly from Maxtor.
     The Maxtor QuickView software is also being demonstrated at the National
 Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas, April 23-26, 2001.
 Maxtor is in booth S3537 at the Sands Convention Center, where a full line of
 Maxtor QuickView products, technologies and applications will be displayed.
 
     About National Semiconductor
     National Semiconductor is the premier analog company driving the
 information age.  Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital
 technology, the company is focused on the fast growing markets for wireless
 handsets; information appliances; information infrastructure; and display,
 imaging and human interface technologies.  With headquarters in Santa Clara,
 California, National reported sales of $2.1 billion for its last fiscal year
 and has about 10,500 employees worldwide.  Additional company and product
 information is available on the World Wide Web at www.national.com.
 
     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.
 
     Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor
 Corporation.  National is a registered trademark and Geode is a trademark of
 National Semiconductor.
 
     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 or 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) and National Semiconductor (NYSE:   NSM) today
 announced the availability of Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software together
 with National Semiconductor's Geode(TM) set-top box (STB) products.
     Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software provides the core DVR functions
 for STBs and other consumer audio/video (A/V) appliances using ATA hard disk
 drives (HDD).  Combining the best technologies from both Maxtor and the
 recently merged Quantum HDD operations, Maxtor's Consumer Electronics Business
 (CEB) developed the new software package based on core Maxtor QuickView
 technology.  The DVR software resides in a STB host system and controls all
 DVR functionality, supports the recording and playback of multiple A/V streams
 and popular trick play modes, and provides optimization across multiple
 streams and error management.
     "Maxtor is committed to delivering solutions that enable CE manufacturers
 to develop digital video recording capabilities quickly and easily, with a
 variety of features that provide television viewers with richer, more
 convenient media experiences," said Paul Streit, senior marketing manager at
 Maxtor's CEB.  "Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software is highly portable,
 allowing developers to easily integrate our technology into a number of
 different software and hardware design environments in a range of STB designs.
 We are very excited about working with National's Geode SP1SC10 platform
 because it offers the performance and flexibility required for advanced STB
 designs, and its x86 architecture provides the ideal platform for software
 development."
     "Maxtor's disk drive and QuickView DVR Streaming Software products will
 help companies using our Geode architecture to add DVR functionality easily to
 their set-top box designs," said Paul McCormick, set-top box marketing manager
 at National Semiconductor.  "We are looking forward to working with Maxtor.
 The compatibility of our products enables our set-top box customers to
 implement enhanced features, while minimizing their product development cycle
 times."
     A Maxtor QuickView demonstration kit will be available in the second
 quarter of 2001.  This demo allows customers using National Semiconductor's
 SP1SC10 development system to experience DVR functionality on their
 development STBs.  The Maxtor QuickView DVR Streaming Software will be
 licensed directly from Maxtor.
     The Maxtor QuickView software is also being demonstrated at the National
 Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas, April 23-26, 2001.
 Maxtor is in booth S3537 at the Sands Convention Center, where a full line of
 Maxtor QuickView products, technologies and applications will be displayed.
 
     About National Semiconductor
     National Semiconductor is the premier analog company driving the
 information age.  Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital
 technology, the company is focused on the fast growing markets for wireless
 handsets; information appliances; information infrastructure; and display,
 imaging and human interface technologies.  With headquarters in Santa Clara,
 California, National reported sales of $2.1 billion for its last fiscal year
 and has about 10,500 employees worldwide.  Additional company and product
 information is available on the World Wide Web at www.national.com.
 
     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.
 
     Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor
 Corporation.  National is a registered trademark and Geode is a trademark of
 National Semiconductor.
 
     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 or 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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