Tiger Telematics and NVIDIA Collaborate on Next-Generation Mobile Gaming Technologies and Content
London, 21 September, 2004: Gizmondo Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based, Tiger Telematics Inc. (TGTL), announced today that the NVIDIA® GoForce™ 3D 4500 wireless media processor (WMP) has been selected for the eagerly anticipated Gizmondo game pad. The Gizmondo game pad will leverage superb 3D video and imaging capabilities of the GoForce 3D 4500 WMP, to provide mobile gamers with an exceptionally immersive gaming experience.
“The GoForce 3D 4500 is the perfect solution for Gizmondo – NVIDIA has a proven record of delivering the type of products gaming enthusiasts want and working with developers and publishers to enable rich, compelling content,” said Carl Freer, Managing Director, Gizmondo Europe. “We are extremely pleased to work with NVIDIA on this project — Gizmondo’s combination of gaming and multimedia capabilities is going to change the face of mobile gaming.”
“Because of its innovative form-factor, impressive technical specifications and strong feature-set, Gizmondo has received a great deal of industry attention this year,” said Glenn Schuster, general manager, handheld products, NVIDIA Corporation. “With the addition of the GoForce 3D 4500 hardware acceleration, we believe Tiger Telematics is ensuring that Gizmondo users will have a no compromise gaming experience that is as compelling as what can be achieved on any other platform.”
Gizmondo is scheduled for launch in the UK in the fourth quarter this year.
About Gizmondo and GoForce 3D 4500
About Tiger Telematics and Gizmondo
Tiger is a designer, developer and marketer of mobile telematics systems and services that combine global GPS functions and voice recognition technology to locate and track vehicles and people down to street level in countries throughout the world. The systems are designed to operate on GPS and are currently being marketed to current and potential GSM subscribers, primarily by the company’s United Kingdom based subsidiaries.
NVIDIA and GOFORCE are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Certain statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements as to the features, performance, capabilities and benefits resulting from Gizmondo’s selection of NVIDIA’s GoForce 3D 4500, the results to be obtained by Gizmondo’s adoption of NVIDIA’s technology, and the distribution and adoption of the software development kits to and by the game developer community and content partners, 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, delays in ramping new products into production, NVIDIA’s reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, delays in integration of our products, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, market acceptance of our products, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers, the impact of litigation and other proceedings and other risks detailed and from time to time in NVIDIA’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 25, 2004 and other filings made from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Mike Carrender, CEO
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