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SONICblue

(SONICblue Inc., Santa Clara, CA) A former consumer electronics company that offered Rio MP3 players, ReplayTV recorders, home networking and modems, graphics cards and Web appliances.

Founded in 1989 as S3 Corporation by Dado Banatao and Ronald Yara, it was a major player in graphics chips, launching the first GUI accelerator in 1991 and single-chip 3D accelerator in 1995. ViRGE, Savage and Trio3D chips were used in numerous third-party graphics cards. In 1999, S3 acquired Diamond Multimedia Systems, maker of PC graphics cards and the Rio MP3 player. It also acquired the high-quality graphics assets of Number Nine Visual Technology.

In 2000, S3 sold its chip business to Via Technologies renaming itself SONICblue. In 2003, the company declared bankruptcy, and its Rio and ReplayTV business units were sold to Tokyo-based D&M Holdings, Inc., specialists in home theater and audio, including Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics brands.
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SONICblue is a leader in the converging Internet, digital media, entertainment and consumer electronics markets.
These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the availability and feasibility of strategic options, general economic and industry conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing and of alternative technological advances, the release of new products from competitors, product engineering and marketing decisions, and other risks detailed from time to time in the SEC reports of SONICblue Incorporated, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2001 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2002.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including, but not limited to, Opta as the best option for the future success of the product line and SONICblue employees are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including, but not limited to, the anticipated completion dates of the sales of Rio and ReplayTV assets and statements regarding the future success of product lines and SONICblue customers' enjoyment of products are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
As part of the Company's bankruptcy proceedings, SONICblue plans to sell its three business units.
Note to Editors: SONICblue and Dual-Deck are trademarks of SONICblue Incorporated.
In its letter to SONICblue, Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff cited several factors in its determination to delist SONICblue's securities, including SONICblue's filing of a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on March 21, 2003 and associated public interest concerns raised by the filing, concerns regarding the residual equity interest of the exiting listed securities holders, concerns regarding SONICblue's ability to sustain compliance with all of the requirements for continued listing, including the $1.
Our mission at SONICblue(TM) is to connect people with entertainment and the DHT7000 exemplifies this pursuit," said Ed Brachocki, vice president of product marketing audio and video products at SONICblue.
announced today that it is currently in discussions with SONICblue Incorporated, a U.
The goal of our Netplay development effort and close collaboration with Zoran was to enable companies like SONICblue to create a new category of wirelessly networked products, offering completely new capabilities for their customers," said Ron Stevens, president and CEO, Digital 5, Inc.
One player, the SONICBlue S35S, received an award in the Audio category for it's sleek design and focus on the athletic consumer.