The World's Leading Notebook Manufacturer Announces New Design Featuring NVIDIA Mobile Graphics
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Santa Clara, CA—February 12, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the industry's first mobile GPU, the GeForce2 GoTM, will be featured in the new and enhanced Satellite 2805 Series notebook from Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. The GeForce2 Go graphics processing unit (GPU) delivers breakthrough graphics performance previously only available on a desktop PC, making the Satellite 2805 Series a truly desktop performing portable computer, and the mobile solution for gaming enthusiasts, graphic artists, and business users.
"We plan to transform the notebook market with an entirely new level of GPU's in all segments of mobile computing," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "With GeForce2 Go the Toshiba Satellite 2805 Series is a powerful platform from one of the world's leading suppliers that will redefine laptop computing."
In a recent CNet article (www.cnet.com), Joe Wilcox reported that per Dataquest Worldwide, notebook shipments grew 21 percent year over year and notebooks are expected to show more resilience in the next year. A Dataquest analyst, Mostafa Maarouf, was quoted as saying that "Mobile PCs are what is going to drive market growth for PC vendors." Maarouf added that he thought the notebook market will significantly grow as a percentage of the total PC market—"There is no question about that."
The industry's first mobile GPU, the GeForce2 Go sets a new standard for 2D, 3D, and multimedia performance and quality for the notebook. GeForce2 Go accelerates everyday business and Internet applications as well as enabling graphics and CPU intensive programs, such as digital content creation software and 3D games, to run smoothly and swiftly without sacrificing battery life.
"NVIDIA has redefined the market and set a new standard for stunning graphics capabilities and breakneck 3D graphics performance on the notebook with the GeForce2 Go," stated Steve Andler, vice president of marketing, Toshiba CSG. "As one of the first notebook vendors to ship the industry's first mobile GPU, Toshiba's Satellite 2805 Series notebooks deliver blazing multimedia and graphics capabilities."
GeForce2 Go is the world's first mobile graphics processor supporting transform and lighting in hardware, and delivering breakthrough 3D rendering power, up to ten times faster than typical notebook graphics. GeForce2 Go is able to process more than 17 million triangles/second and 286 million pixels/second with a memory bandwidth of 2.6GB/second. GeForce2 Go also provides a full feature set previously only available on desktop GPUs including: per-pixel shading, NVIDIA's TwinView™ multi-display architecture, and Digital Vibrance Control™ for clean, bright, crisp visuals. GeForce2 Go is available in configurations of up to 32MB of DDR SDRAM memory.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), based in Santa Clara, California, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Its 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.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, with annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion, Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. is comprised of six divisions, organized into two business groups, which manufacture, market and service a wide range of business and information-oriented products in the United States and Latin America. Products include portable and desktop computers, and PC servers; voice-mail systems; digital business telephone systems; interactive voice-response systems; network systems and digital cameras. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America Inc., a subsidiary of the $52 billion Toshiba Corp., the eighth-largest computer and electronics company and the world's 26th largest industrial corporation in terms of sales. Toshiba Corp. is a world leader in high-technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.
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