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NVIDIA's nForce Platform Architecture Selected by Fujitsu-Siemens


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LONDON – JUNE 4, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Fujitsu-Siemens has chosen the new nForce™ Platform Architecture as one  the core technology foundation of their consumer PC. NVIDIA’s nForce is an innovative new PC platform design, integrating system, core graphics, communications, and audio technologies to deliver unmatched system performance for the mainstream desktop PC market.

“NVIDIA’s nForce is a ground-breaking architecture, combining all of the advanced technology components needed to transform the PC market,” stated Murielle Taisne, Product Marketing Consumer Management and Michael Hilpert, Module / Information Management at Fujitsu-Siemens.  “nForce’s powerful feature set delivers unprecedented graphics and audio capabilities, a balanced system architecture, and sophisticated communications technologies for the ultimate in system and graphics performance.”

“By choosing the nForce Platform Architecture, Fujitsu-Siemens has demonstrated that it continues to be on the leading edge of strategic design and execution,” stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA.  “We expect this to be the first of many OEM design wins for NVIDIA nForce, positioning NVIDIA as a strategic player in the integrated PC market.”

NVIDIA’s nForce Platform Processing Architecture is comprised of two platform processors: the nForce Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP) and the nForce Media and Communications Processor (MCP). For unmatched system performance, the nForce IGP features the TwinBank optimized 128-bit memory architecture providing the highest possible bandwidth; a dynamic adaptive speculative pre-processor (DASP™) for boosting CPU performance; and an integrated GeForce2™ GPU for unparalleled 3D graphics performance. The nForce MCP integrates an Audio Processing Unit (APU) with a Dolby™ Digital 5.1 real-time encoder; StreamThru™, enhanced data streaming technology for superior broadband and networking performance; and the industry’s most complete media and communications suite, including support for HomePNA 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet and USB. Both the nForce IGP and nForce MCP also feature built-in support for AMD®’s HyperTransport™ interconnect technology, delivering the highest continuous throughput between the two platform processors.

The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology for mainstream platforms, honoring the company with the most graphics awards in the history of the PC industry. The unmatched breadth of the NVIDIA product family enables gripping multimedia experiences for the entire desktop computer market from workstations to internet-enabled appliances.  PC OEMs, add-in card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies worldwide choose NVIDIA GPUs as the core component of their graphics processing solutions.  NVIDIA GPUs are used by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers.  NVIDIA graphics processors deliver superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education.  For more information, please visit the Company's web site at

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