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CTIA—ATLANTA, GA—MARCH 22, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for cellphones based on Symbian OS™. As a Platinum Partner, NVIDIA is extending its family of GoForce™ media processors to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global industry standard operating system for smartphones, to the world’s leading handset manufacturers.
"This partnership reflects our commitment to bringing industry leading graphics and multimedia capabilities to the smartphone market and our intent to build upon our mobile strategy," said Phil Carmack, vice president and general manager handheld group at NVIDIA®. “By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can further expand our GoForce media processing solutions and strengthen our relationships with users, application developers, smartphone manufacturers and carriers/network operators.”
NVIDIA offers a robust suite of handheld technologies that enhance the visual display capabilities, improve connectivity, and minimize chip and system-level power consumption. NVIDIA offers a wide breadth of handheld product offerings that deliver multimedia capabilities to a wide range of cellular and handheld devices. By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, NVIDIA GoForce media processors are ensured compatibility and stability with smartphones based on the Symbian OS.
“Advanced graphics solutions have become a fundamental requirement for today’s multimedia-enabled smartphones,” said Bill Pinnell, Product Strategist, Multimedia and Games, Symbian. “We are pleased to have NVIDIA join the Symbian Platinum Program and bring its industry leading graphics and multimedia technology to the Symbian ecosystem. We are looking forward to working more closely with NVIDIA on audio, video and graphics hardware acceleration enhancements for Symbian OS.”
The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the program, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Partner Support team. For more information please see www.symbian.com/partners/platinum.html.
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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About Symbian Ltd
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Motorola A920, A925 and A1000, Sendo X, Panasonic X700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F900i, F2102V and F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 and P900 Smartphones, Nokia 9500 Communicator as well as the Nokia 9200 Series, the 7700, 7650, 6600, 6620, 3650/3600, 3660/3620 and N-Gage.
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