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SUNNYVALE, California -(BUSINESS WIRE) August 20, 2001-Macrovision Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN), a world leader in Digital Rights Management technologies, announced today that its GLOBEtrotter Software Division has completed the development of FLEXlm for three major operating systems, which support Intel's Itanium® Processor Family. All three products are available for immediate delivery to independent software vendors (ISVs) worldwide.

Targeted at the most demanding enterprise and high-performance computing applications, the Itanium processor is the first in a family of 64-bit products from Intel. The Itanium processor's Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) design enables breakthrough capabilities in processing terabytes of data, speeding protected online purchases and transactions, and processing complex computations.

These features address the growing needs for data communications, storage, analysis and security while providing performance, scalability and reliability advantages at significantly lower costs than proprietary offerings. Application segments include large databases, data-mining, e-Commerce security transactions and mechanical computer-aided engineering, as well as high-performance and scientific computing. Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) and Intel Corporation recently announced a multi-year agreement to accelerate the availability of next-generation enterprise servers based on the Itanium processor family. Compaq will transfer key enterprise processor technology to Intel and consolidate its entire 64-bit server family on the Itanium architecture.


"The availability of GLOBEtrotter's FLEXlm on Itanium will enable software developers to offer comprehensive electronic licensing options to end users," said Diane Wortsmann, marketing manager, Intel Platform Enabling Group. "Electronic License Management is important for deployment of leading software applications, and Intel Itanium-based platforms provide the performance and scalability that these applications require."


"FLEXlm is the center of the Electronic Licensing ecosystem for more than 2000 ISVs worldwide," added GLOBEtrotter's senior vice president and general manager, Mark Belinsky, "and support for Intel's Itanium processor family is a logical next step for many of these vendors. We are pleased to be working with Intel to help speed the adoption of this new architecture by releasing FLEXlm to our worldwide customer base."

FLEXlm is the industry's de facto standard Electronic Licensing technology that improves the profitability of software businesses by:

· Reducing unlicensed use

· Helping customers comply with applicable license terms

· Improving the effectiveness of software evaluations programs


FLEXlm improves customer satisfaction by allowing software vendors to offer customers licensing terms that best match customer business requirements.


About Macrovision

Macrovision develops and markets electronic license management, rights management and copy protection technologies for the enterprise software, consumer interactive software, home video and music markets. Macrovision has its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, with European headquarters in London and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Tokyo.

The GLOBEtrotter Software division provides FLEXlm electronic license management (ELM) and GTlicensing(tm) electronic license distribution (ELD) solutions to independent software vendors (ISVs), as well as SAMsuite(tm) software asset management tools for business applications. These products are in use by over 2,000 ISV customers and over 500 large enterprise end users throughout the world.

GLOBEtrotter, FLEXlm, GTlicensing, SAMsuite are registered trademarks or trademarks of GLOBEtrotter Software and Macrovision Corporation. Intel is a registered trademark and Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective companies or organizations.

Note to Editors: Additional background information on GLOBEtrotter and its products can be obtained from our Web Site at http://www.GLOBEtrotter.com & http://www.globetrotter.com/europe

For more information on Macrovision Corporation and its other products, see http://www.macrovision.com

All statements contained herein, as well as oral statements that may be made by the Company or by officers, directors or employees of the Company acting on the Company's behalf, that are not statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties are outlined in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2000, its Quarterly Reports on Form-10Q, and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.



Editorial Contact:

Simon Mehlman
GLOBEtrotter Europe
Phone + 44 (1) 928 579 789
Email: simonm@globes-europe.com

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