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SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 3, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Jen-Hsun Huang, president, CEO, and co-founder of NVIDIA, will deliver a keynote address on the opening day of this year’s Intel® Solution Summit in Las Vegas, March 7-10, 2004. Mr. Huang’s presentation will discuss the state of computing and digital media today, and the transitions that can be expected as a result of technology advancements including PCI Express and 64-bit computing.
Tony Tamasi, vice president of technical marketing at NVIDIA, will also host a breakout session to present the technology evolution of graphics, including the transition to the PCI Express bus and what is in store for the next decade.
PCI Express significantly increases bandwidth between the central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) by enabling a balanced distribution of bandwidth to those applications that require it the most. NVIDIA’s high-speed interconnect (HSI), an industry first, affords the flexibility to instantly adapt a variety of the Company’s award-winning GeForce™ GPUs to the new PCI Express bus technology with the full capabilities and throughput offered by PCI Express.
“We are joining Intel at this year’s Solution Summit to give the reseller community an in-depth look at the graphics trends that are driving the industry, such as PCI Express and our High-Speed Interconnect,” explains Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “We, along with Intel, are excited about sharing our passion for delivering digital media innovation and uncompromised computing platforms with the system builder community.”
“The Intel Solution Summit is all about giving our top resellers a close look at the technologies and solutions that will empower their customers,” says L. Wilton Agatstein, general manager of the Intel Reseller Products Group. “Intel will continue to work with key industry players like NVIDIA to build a strong foundation for the PC industry, and we are looking forward to sharing our vision with the attendees of this year’s conference.”
Solution Summit attendees are invited to attend both the NVIDIA keynote and breakout sessions, and also stop by the NVIDIA booth for a detailed demonstration of advanced visualization solutions, or to discuss the latest work on the PCI Express architecture. For more information about PCI Express, please visit www.nvidia.com/object/pci_express.html. For more information about Intel Premier Providers, please visit http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/asmo-na/eng/membership_prgrms/ipp_prgrms/36151.htm.
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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