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LinuxPR: ATI Selects Metro Link as Technology Access Program Partner

Nov 29, 2000, 19:35 (0 Talkback[s])

"Metro Link Inc., the leader in graphics, MPEG playback and real-time video for set top boxes and internet appliances was selected by ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) as a premier partner in their recently announced Technology Access Program (TAP). This program provides early access to ATI's cutting edge set top box and digital TV products and technologies. The program is designed to showcase, support and promote select ATI strategic partners by giving these partners access to pre-released hardware development kits, documentation, source code and drivers. The intent is to promote rapid time-to-market for mutual customers requiring video support, software, hardware and integration services specifically for ATI set top box products and reference platforms."

"Metro Link's unique multiple platform build and test environment uniquely positions us to support ATI's products and customers on multiple operating systems like LynxOS, embedded Linux, VxWorks and QNX. It also allows us to support ATI's graphics cards and chip sets on multiple hardware architectures like X86, MIPS, PowerPC and StrongArm," said Morgan Von Essen, Metro Link President and CEO. "In addition, Metro Link is committed to providing hardware accelerated video/MPEG solutions, customer support and driver development for ATI's next generation MIPS-based set top box reference designs and digital TV technologies."

"ATI has worked with Metro Link for more than eight years because of their industry-leading technology in driver development and hardware support," said Phil Eisler, Vice President Convergence Business Unit, ATI Technologies Inc. "We look forward to our new TAP program helping to further develop our business relationship with Metro Link, as well as other industry leaders in the set top and digital TV fields."

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