First Design Win for NVIDIA Mobile Graphics with Toshiba, the World's Largest Notebook Manufacturer
NVIDIA GeForce2 Go Selected by Toshiba America
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For Immediate Release
COMDEX 2000 – LAS VEGAS — November 13, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. has chosen the new GeForce2 Go™ for their Satellite® line of notebook PCs. By featuring the revolutionary GeForce2 Go in the highly successful Satellite line of mobile PCs, Toshiba will deliver the industry's most extreme multimedia experience. Systems featuring the GeForce2 Go will be available in the spring of 2001.
"Toshiba is one of the true innovators in mobile PCs," stated Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing for NVIDIA. "By featuring the GeForce2 Go GPU, Toshiba customers will have the ability to create, entertain, and present anyplace, anytime."
Regarded as 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 enables graphics and CPU intensive programs, such as digital content creation software and 3D games, to run smoothly and swiftly without sacrificing battery life.
"The mobile market has been demanding the qualities of NVIDIA-brand graphics for some time," stated Steve Andler, vice president of marketing, Toshiba CSG. "Now, with the GeForce2 Go, NVIDIA has redefined the market and set a new standard for stunning graphics capabilities and breakneck 3D graphics performance on the notebook."
GeForce2 Go is the world's first mobile graphics processor supporting transform and lighting in hardware and delivers 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.
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., 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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