PRESS RELEASE May 18, 2004

Founder & Apple to Deliver World’s Best Digital Music Experience to Chinese Customers

CUPERTINO, California and BEIJING—May 18, 2004—Founder, one of the largest PC suppliers to the Chinese market, and Apple® today announced that every Founder PC will come pre-installed with Apple’s award-winning iTunes® digital music jukebox software beginning next month. iTunes works seamlessly with Apple’s iPod®, the number one digital music player in the world, to deliver an unbeatable combination for music lovers in China. With iTunes, Founder PC users can easily import music from CDs, create custom playlists, burn custom CDs and take their entire music collection with them on their iPods.
“Digital music is becoming very important in the Chinese PC market, and Apple’s iTunes is the runaway market leader,” said Wei Xin, chairman of Founder Group and Founder Technology. “As the first Chinese company to bundle this innovative software with our PCs, we are excited to provide our customers with the world’s best digital music experience.”
“Around the world, iTunes has revolutionized the way people manage and listen to their digital music,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Marketing. “We are teaming up with Founder to deliver an easy-to-use, seamless music experience to millions of Chinese customers.”
iTunes for Windows includes all the same great features that made it the best digital jukebox software for the Mac®—no hidden charges for extra features, MP3 and pristine quality AAC encoding from audio CDs, Smart Playlists, and the ability to burn custom playlists to CDs and MP3 CDs, burn content to DVDs to back-up an entire music collection and share music between computers via Rendezvous™ over any network, cross-platform. Further information about Apple’s digital music products can be found at www.apple.com/itunes and www.apple.com/ipod.
As an IT group specialized in software and hardware, access equipment, solutions and services, Founder Technology is committed to high-tech, high-quality innovation and development. Supported by the Beijing University and Founder Group, Founder Technology has been actively innovating its existing products and business, and its vision is to become a large IT enterprise with specialized manufacturing facilities and product lines, effective management systems, as well as strong R&D capabilities. Founder Technology is engaging in various international cooperation projects and on the way to becoming an international group. Further information about Founder can be found at www.foundertech.com.
Press Contacts:
Zhang Zhang
Founder Technology Group Corp.
+8610 8252-9999 ext. 8581
zhangzhang@founder.com
Liz Einbinder
Apple
(408) 974-8466
leinbinder@apple.com
Dickson Seow
Apple
+ 65 6480-7348
dickson.seow@asia.apple.com

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