PRESS RELEASE April 10, 2000

Apple Acquires DVD Authoring Technology, Products and Engineering Team From Astarte

NAB2000, LAS VEGAS—April 10, 2000—Apple® today announced it has acquired the DVD authoring software products and the associated underlying technology from Astarte GmbH, the award-winning developer of DVD authoring tools. Astarte's DVD engineering team will join Apple as part of theacquisition.
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