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MicroComputer Awards First Place to NVIDIA in Reader’s Choice and Installed Base Categories
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 27, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that its GeForce™ graphics processing units (GPUs) have won first-place awards in the “Reader’s Choice” and “Leading Installed Base” surveys sponsored by MicroComputer, one of China’s most influential technology publications. With approximately 100,000 participants participating in the surveys, the results demonstrate the growing popularity and market share of NVIDIA products in China.
“China represents a hotbed of innovation in end-user applications for PCs, notebooks, mobile phones, and other digital devices. As an exciting, dynamic market, China is absolutely key to our growth strategy and we are honored by the recognition from MicroComputer’s readership,” said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing, NVIDIA.
George Man, general manager of NVIDIA China, added, “The technology environment in China is extremely competitive. As a result, Chinese consumers are some of the most discerning in the world. The MicroComputer awards demonstrate strong grassroots support for NVIDIA products in this country.”
The awards are based on 101,896 qualified votes from readers of the magazine. In the “Leading Installed Base (GPU)” survey, participants were asked “Which GPU do you currently use?” In the “Reader’s Choice (GPU)” survey, participants were asked “Which GPU brand would you buy if you were thinking of purchasing a VGA card?”
“The market and brand leadership of NVIDIA is very solid indeed,” commented Xia Yi Ke, managing editor, MicroComputer Magazine. “The company revolutionized graphics on the PC and is now reaching into many new areas. The results of our readers’ survey speak for themselves.”
Mr. Xia noted that 2005 marks the seventh consecutive year that NVIDIA has won the Reader’s Choice Award for its GPUs. In addition to the GeForce awards, NVIDIA received recognition for the NVIDIA nForce™ family of media and communications processors (MCPs).
About MicroComputer Magazine
MicroComputer Magazine is one of the leading industry publications in China. The publication is focused on hardware and high-end technologies, and delivers unbiased reviews, news, and in-depth marketing reports on a bi-weekly basis. The majority of subscribers and readers are PC experts, power buyers, and major influencers of PC purchases.
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company’s products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the role of China in our growth strategy and the growing popularity and market share of NVIDIA products in China 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, errors in the reported survey, import and export issues, delays in ramping new products into production, manufacturing defects, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, the impact of products released by our competitors, pricing of alternative products, acceptance of new products by our existing and by new customers, changes in industry standards and interfaces, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 24, 2004. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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