NVIDIA Announces Acquisition of iReady
NVIDIA to Leverage iReady's Expertise in Networking and Storage Technologies
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SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 22, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it has acquired the technology assets of iReady Corp., a provider of high performance TCP/IP and iSCSI offload solutions. The assets include intellectual property, patents, and patent applications. A core group of iReady engineers has accepted positions at NVIDIA. Terms of the agreement were not announced.
Privately-held iReady Corp.'s patented Ethernet technologies provide highly scalable, full transport offload for ultra-high-performance Ethernet networking.
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