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SANTA CLARA, CA — September 22, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the company has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious "Fast 50" Program for Silicon Valley, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the area. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in revenues during the five-year period from 1995 to 1999.
NVIDIA's co-founder, president, and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, credits the company's impressive revenue growth over the past five years to NVIDIA's extraordinary people, commitment to build a great company, and intense focus on excellence. Huang states, "We are extremely proud of this recognition. Being one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Silicon Valley underscores our focus and drive to be one of the most influential technology companies in the world."
"Today, there are more than 22,000 technology companies in the United States, many of whom are going after the same domestic and worldwide markets. The Fast 50 winners for Silicon Valley have proven that they can compete successfully by consistently delivering technological wonders. We at Deloitte & Touche commend NVIDIA for having the vision and determination to become one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Silicon Valley," says Roy Avondet, partner in charge of Technology & Communications for Northern California, at Deloitte & Touche in San Jose, CA.
To qualify for the Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 1995 and $1,000,000 in 1999, must be public or private companies headquartered in Silicon Valley, and be "technology companies" defined as companies that produce technology, manufacture a technology product, or devote a high percentage of effort to research and development of technology.
Winners of the 21 regional Fast 50 programs in the United States are automatically entered in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks the nation's top 500 fastest-growing technology companies. For more information on the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 or Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.
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 www.nvidia.com.
About Deloitte & Touche
Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax and management consulting services through 30,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. Deloitte & Touche is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a global leader in professional services with more than 90,000 people in over 130 countries. Deloitte & Touche refers to Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLC and related entities. For additional information, please visit Deloitte & Touche's web site at www.us.deloitte.com.
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Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Factors Affecting Operating Results," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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