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For Immediate Release
SANTA CLARA, CA — October 17, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the largest, most popular PC manufacturer in China, Legend Computer Systems, now offers the NVIDIA TNT2 M64 graphics processor unit in its Legend Luna4000 PC systems. Legend chose the NVIDIA graphics solution to bring high-quality 2D and 3D graphics performance and an excellent overall visual experience to users of its mainstream commercial systems. The Legend announcement is indicative of NVIDIA's increasing worldwide presence.
"The market for PCs in mainland China continues to expand rapidly, with more than six million desktop PCs forecast to be sold in the year 2000 according to Dataquest," stated KS Yeo, Director of Asia Sales at NVIDIA. "Legend's selection of the NVIDIA TNT2 M64 represents a significant growth opportunity for NVIDIA, and we are pleased to provide our graphics chips to the best-selling manufacturer of PCs in the PRC."
Legend engages in the research, development, manufacture and sale of Legend brand computer products, including desktops, notebook computers, servers and workstations. With a unique understanding of the PRC market, Legend offers a full range of high quality PC products to diverse customer groups, tailoring features and services to local needs. Nationwide distribution outlets, innovative marketing strategies and strong after-sales support have made Legend PCs the best-selling brand in the PRC since 1997. In 1999, Legend became the best-selling brand in the entire Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan.
"Our company seeks international vendors who can contribute the most advanced technology to our growing line of systems. NVIDIA's established leadership in PC advanced graphics processing technology makes NVIDIA an excellent partner for our commercial business," explains Mr. Liudan, General Manager of the Legend Commercial PC Department.
The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology, honoring the company with the most graphics awards in the history of the PC industry. 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 http://www.nvidia.com.
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