CMC Magnetics Signs Qflix Technology Licensing Agreement With Sonic

Producing Qflix DVD Media to Enable Secure Recording of Digitally Distributed Entertainment

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions(R) , the leader in digital media software, announced today that CMC Magnetics Corporation (TSEC: CMC), a leading optical storage manufacturer, has signed a Qflix(TM) technology and IP licensing agreement. CMC is beginning production on Qflix DVDs, which enable the secure, on-demand recording of digitally distributed entertainment with the same protection as commercially mass-produced titles. CMC is currently taking orders for two versions of Qflix media expected to be in broad use next year. The first type will be employed by duplication system operators providing custom DVD publishing services to retailers. The second type is designed for use in retail movie kiosks as well as in the home, where they will enable consumers to legally record premium entertainment downloaded from the Internet.

"CMC is a key partner helping to deliver a critical component of the Qflix ecosystem," said Jim Taylor, senior vice president and general manager of Sonic Solutions' Advanced Technology Group. "Along with other partners in the consumer electronics, entertainment distribution, and PC industries, CMC will help create a cost-effective way to digitally deliver content that consumers can own and view in the entertainment venue of their choice, including the living room and anywhere else they play DVDs."


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