RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody, RealPlayer® 10, and casual PC and mobile games. Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks’ products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones, and consumer electronics devices. Consumers can access and experience audio/video programming and download RealNetworks’ consumer software at http://www.real.com. RealNetworks’ systems and corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com.

In 2006, RealNetworks acquired WiderThan, Inc. WiderThan is a leading provider of integrated mobile entertainment solutions for wireless carriers, with applications, content, and services that enable wireless carriers to provide a broad range of mobile entertainment, such as ring-back tones, music-on-demand, mobile games, ring-tons, messaging and information services, to their subscribers. WiderThan currently provides mobile entertainment solutions to more than 50 wireless carriers in more than 25 countries, including SK Telecom in Korea, Cingular Wireless, Spring Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless in the U.S., Bharti Airtel in India, and Globe Telecom in the Philippines.

RealNetworks’ gift to the University of Washington is to establish the RealNetworks Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science & Engineering. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide worthy undergraduate students in need of financial assistance an opportunity to advance their education in computer science and computer engineering. Award amounts will vary. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid.

This scholarship is available only to those students currently enrolled as a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major here at the University of Washington.