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NVIDIA Recognized by Fortune as One of the "100 Best Companies to Work For"

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SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 6, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced it has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine in a study conducted in conjunction with the Great Place to Work Institute of San Francisco.

“Our employees are our strongest and most important asset. It is because of them that we have a corporate culture that encourages innovation and excellence,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer, NVIDIA. “I am honored by our employees’ passion and commitment to making NVIDIA great, and delighted that our company has been recognized by FORTUNE and the Great Place to Work Institute.”

The rankings, based on a study that selects the nation’s best companies to work for by evaluating work environment and company culture, compensation and benefits, and other measures of job satisfaction, appears in the January 12, 2004 issue of FORTUNE magazine, which is available now on newsstands and at www.fortune.com.

NVIDIA’s entry consisted of company-provided information and a survey developed by FORTUNE and the Great Place to Work Institute. The survey was sent to randomly selected employees asking them to evaluate trust in management, pride in work, and relationships with co-workers.
 
“The most important factor in selecting companies for this list is what employees themselves have to say about their workplaces,” wrote Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work Institute in a FORTUNE press release.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,800 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers.  Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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