LG Optimus 2X is World’s First DivX Certified® Dual-Core Smartphone

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New "super phone" features dazzling DivX video playback at HD resolutions

 

DivX®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), and LG Electronics today announced that the LG Optimus 2X is the world's first DivX Certified® dual-core smartphone. Powered by the high-performance NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, LG's new "super phone" with dual-core technology will provide the highest level of quality and optimized battery life for smooth DivX playback at HD resolutions. The companies will demonstrate the DivX HDTM capabilities of the LG Optimus 2X at Mobile World Congress 2011.

 

The DivX HD Certification program for mobile phones has been rapidly growing in popularity with leading mobile phone manufacturers. Currently there are over 30 mobile devices such as the LG Optimus 2X that provide easy playback of DivX HD movies.

 

"The LG Optimus 2X is an industry first, presenting powerful dual-core technology coupled with stunning DivX HD playback," said Matt Milne, Executive Vice President and General Manager, DivX. "Together with LG we look forward to showcasing at Mobile World Congress how DivX technology can help consumers enjoy entertainment without boundaries."

 

To enjoy DivX videos on the LG Optimus 2X, consumers can load their video libraries of both standard definition and HD movies in the DivX format on the internal and external memory (expandable to 32GB) and then watch their collections anywhere they choose. In addition, the LG Optimus 2X can connect directly to other DivX Certified devices, such as HDTVs, turning it into a powerful mobile set-top box in the living room. The LG Optimus 2X will also support the secure playback of major Hollywood titles in the DivX format from leading studios because all DivX Certified devices come with DivX digital rights management.

 

Now available in Korea, the LG Optimus 2X has a large 4-inch WVGA display, 8GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera, a Micro SD slot expandable to 32GB, all running off the 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The LG Optimus 2X also features HDMI mirroring, which allows content on the phone to be displayed on a large TV via an HDMI connection.

 

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. All DivX devices contain proprietary digital rights management technology and are capable of playing back premium movies in the DivX format from major studios. Global online retailers offering titles in the DivX format include WB Shop, Media Markt, Film Fresh, and Best Buy's CinemaNow, which is powered by RoxioNowTM.

 

DivX creates, distributes, and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment - the PC, television, and mobile devices. Over 400 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.

 

For more information about LG, visit www.lge.com  

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

 

About LG

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 80,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning and Energy Solution. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1TM and a Technology Partner of Formula 1TM. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

 

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) enables digital media from Hollywood to Home. For more than two decades, Sonic products, service, and technology brands including Roxio®, RoxioNowTM, DivX®, and MainConcept®, have fueled home entertainment, powered rich digital media functionality on a range of platforms for a variety of partners, and inspired unique personal media experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers. Sonic technologies are now combining to deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs that provides consumers instant access to premium entertainment from virtually anywhere. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California. Learn more at www.sonic.com.

 

Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain forward looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of the DivX format. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Sonic Solutions' annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions' most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward looking statements.

 

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