PortalPlayer announces product not selected by Apple for iPod use

PortalPlayer, Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductor, firmware and software solutions for personal media players and secondary display-enabled notebook computers, has recently been advised that the follow-on to its PP5021 System-on-Chip (SoC), which is expected to be available in the second half of 2006, has not been selected by Apple Computer, Inc. for use in their mid-range and high-end flash based iPods. PortalPlayer believes that the PP5021 will continue to be used in other members of the iPod family.

The company will hold a conference call at 5:00 am Pacific Time tomorrow, April 20, 2006, to discuss the matters contained in this release. To participate, please dial (719) 457-2622 at approximately 4:50 am PT. A live webcast of the conference call will be available via the investor relations page of the company’s web site . Access the web site 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. A recording of the conference call will be available for one week, starting at 8:00 am PT after the completion of the call, until midnight April 26, 2006. The phone number to access the recording is (719) 457-0820, and the passcode is 4007628. An archived webcast replay will be available on the web site for 12 months.

The Company is scheduled to provide its first quarter financial results and second quarter guidance on its regularly scheduled earnings conference call on May 1, 2006.

PortalPlayer develops semiconductor, firmware and software platforms for portable multimedia products such as personal media players and secondary display enabled notebook computers. PortalPlayer products empower consumers to quickly and easily manage, enjoy and have access to multimedia content and other forms of information. PortalPlayer is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Kirkland, Wash., Taipei, Taiwan and Hyderabad, India. For more information, visit http://www.portalplayer.com

MacDailyNews Take: PortalPlayer issues a press release to inform the world and schedules a conference call to discuss the implications of their product not being picked by Apple Computer. That, folks, is power on display.

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