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Sonic Solutions Wins 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award
Jun 18, 2008 (06:06 AM EDT)


NOVATO, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions(R) , the leader in digital media software, announced today it was honored with the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Global ISV Consumer Special Recognition Award. The award recognizes partners that delivered exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Sonic Solutions was selected from an international field of more than 2,000 and recognized for delivering superior consumer applications and services that leverage Microsoft technology in a distinct and creative way.

"Sonic Solutions, Microsoft Global ISV Consumer Partner of the Year, focuses on how consumers interact with their digital media assets and helps deliver increased productivity," said Robert Deshaies, Vice President, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "With Roxio Easy Media Creator(R) 10, Sonic Solutions demonstrates how the consumer experience can be enhanced by tightly integrating digital media capabilities with Microsoft applications including Windows Vista."

Roxio Easy Media Creator 10, the first digital media suite to qualify as "Certified for Windows Vista," took full advantage of Vista technologies including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) to deliver an integrated, interactive, and visually-rich user experience. A substantial upgrade to Sonic's flagship suite of digital media applications, Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 enables consumers to quickly and easily turn photos, videos and music into impressive multi-media projects that can be shared on CD, DVD, the Web, and a range of mobile devices.

"We are pleased to be recognized for our Roxio consumer product line and for delivering innovative consumer digital media applications that enhance the Windows Vista experience," said Matt DiMaria, general manager, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. "We will continue to leverage Microsoft design tools, in particular Microsoft's WPF, to accelerate the development of next-generation applications and services that enhance our users' experience and overall satisfaction."

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content through its Hollywood to Home(TM) products, services, and technologies. Sonic's products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce Hollywood DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles to the award-winning Roxio-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications and services. Sonic's patented technologies and AuthorScript(R) media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Always an innovator, Sonic has taken a leading role in helping professional and consumer markets make the successful transition to the new high-definition media formats and, through the Qflix(TM) platform, Sonic is defining new models for the digital distribution of Hollywood entertainment. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the distribution and market acceptance of Easy Media Creator 10. 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 the Company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's 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. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, AuthorScript, Hollywood to Home, Qflix, Roxio Easy Media Creator and Roxio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used under license.

CONTACT: Mirka Janus of Sonic Solutions, +1-408-367-5255, Mirka_Janus@sonic.com

Web site: http://www.sonic.com/