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NVIDIA Earns EDN Innovation Award


GeForce2 3D Graphics Architecture and Family of Processors Recognized as State-of-the-Art in Multimedia Category 
For Further Information Contact:   
Derek Perez
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2512   
For Immediate Release 
Santa Clara, CA – April 12, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the NVIDIA GeForce2™ 3D graphics architecture and family of processors received the prestigious EDN Magazine Innovation of the Year Award for the multimedia category. NVIDIA offers a range GeForce2 based solutions for both the desktop PC and mobile computing platforms that represent the best technology in 3D graphics today.

"NVIDIA has assembled one of the largest and most talented groups of 3D architects and semiconductor engineers in the industry. We are honored that EDN Magazine, a leading authority on innovative electronics design, acknowledged NVIDIA engineers as the most innovative in the microprocessor design field," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "Through our innovation, we have become the recognized leader in graphics and media communications technology."

The awards program, now in its 11th year, is dedicated to honoring outstanding engineering professionals and products in the electronics industry. The EDN Innovation of the Year Award recognizes unique, state-of-the art electronics products in 14 major product categories. Innovative products are nominated by electronics industry professional, and EDN's Editorial Panel chooses the finalists. This year's nominated products must have been introduced and commercially marketed from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000. Details on the awards can be found in the March 1, 2001 issue of EDN and on the EDN Access web site (

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), based in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. It's 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education. 
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