Intel, Cisco Invest in Exent

Exent announced investments by Intel and Cisco to further develop its portfolio of digital distribution technologies

March 6, 2006

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TEL AVIV -- Exent Technologies, the global market leader in broadband-based solutions for monetization of PC and video games, today announced investments by Intel and Cisco to further develop its portfolio of digital distribution technologies, video games services and additional game technologies. Terms of the investments were not disclosed.

"Intel and Cisco bring us strong strategic value and solidify our path of expansion beyond broadband value-added services into holistic PC and video gaming entertainment services for media companies," said Zvi Levgoren, CEO, Exent Technologies. "In cooperation with all our strategic investors, we are proud to facilitate the evolution of user experiences from the PC into mainstream living room entertainment, through Intel(r) Viiv(tm) technology-based PCs, set-top boxes and other CE devices."

Games-on-Demand entertainment powered by Exent is designed to give consumers an unparalleled gaming experience with the choice and flexibility to play the games they like how and when they want. Users have access to hundreds of game titles that are offered through various business models, including services for both 2' and 10' environments, supporting ad-based, subscription, purchase, rental and try-before-you-buy models.

"PC and video games are great experiences on the Viiv platform," said Kevin Corbett, Vice President and General Manager, Content Services Group, Intel Digital Home Group. "Exent provides a dramatically improved user experience, fast time to-market, and enables the launch of innovative subscription service into the market."

"Exent is an exciting Digital Home investment for us," said Joel Fisch, Investment Manager-Israel, Intel Capital. "Exent's technology makes secure digital distribution of games a reality alongside distribution of music and video and is an example of how a cross-platform approach and innovative business model can enable successful content services."

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