NVIDIA Congratulates Film Clients Receiving Academy Awards®
Leading Studios, including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Use NVIDIA® Technology to Create Stunning, Award-Winning Movies
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SANTA CLARA, CA—March 4, 2005— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that a number of its partners and customers were honored by their industry peers with Academy Awards®. Among these is Sony Pictures Imageworks, whose work on Spider-Man 2 brought home the Oscar® for “Achievement in Visual Effects”.
The NVIDIA Digital Film Group works closely with customers to help them leverage their film effects and animation pipelines and take advantage of the hardware and software used in digital content creation, ultimately resulting in the stunning imagery found in these films. NVIDIA Quadro® FX graphics solutions form the basis for the innovative production processes that allow such remarkable and award-winning storytelling in studios like Sony Pictures Imageworks.
“NVIDIA and Imageworks have a strong partnership which really allows us to get the most out of production tools,” said George Joblove, senior vice president of technology for Sony Pictures Imageworks. “NVIDIA has changed the way we make movies like Spider-Man 2 – these would never be possible if it were not for advances in the hardware and software we use to create these films. NVIDIA is a key partner in the development of these tools.”
"Working closely with studios like Imageworks allows NVIDIA to develop the products and provide the support the film market demands,” said Jeff Brown, general manager for NVIDIA professional products. “Imageworks is truly in the vanguard when it comes to visual effects and digital character animation in this industry and we are delighted to see the well-deserved recognition they continue to receive."
NVIDIA has a long history of working closely with studios in Hollywood and around the globe to provide customers with the tools and technologies that allow artists and animators create stunning visual effects. NVIDIA is proud to work with a number of the top studios and artists nominated for this year’s Academy Awards who use NVIDIA products in their digital workstations. More information on NVIDIA professional products can be found at http://www.nvidia.com.
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, statements as to our relationships with customers and partners in the film industry and the features, benefits, performance and capability of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 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, adoption of other technologies or products by those in the film industry, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, n changes in the film industry standards, our dependence on third-party developers 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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