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NVIDIA Announces Public Offerings Of Common Stock And Debt Securities


For Further Information Contact:  
Mary Ann Allencourt
Manager of Investor Relations
NVIDIA Corporation
Tel: (408) 615-2750
For Immediate Release

SANTA CLARA, CA — September 19, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it is launching concurrent public offerings for an aggregate of $400,000,000 of common stock and convertible subordinated notes, which will be due 2007. The offerings will be made only by means of a prospectus.

The offerings are being lead-managed by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, with Prudential Volpe Technology Group, a unit of Prudential Securities, Robertson Stephens and Thomas Weisel Partners as co-managers.

The debt securities will be issued under an indenture between NVIDIA and Chase Manhattan Bank and Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee.

Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offerings may be obtained from the offices of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, 1585 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, telephone 212-761-4000.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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. 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 visual computing solutions. 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

The foregoing information regarding NVIDIA's sale of common stock and debt securities is forward looking. While management makes its best efforts to be accurate in making forward-looking statements, any such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause NVIDIA's actual results to vary materially. Risk factors include uncertainties relating to the ability of NVIDIA to use effectively the proceeds from the sale of the securities. Investors are directed to consider other risks and uncertainties discussed in NVIDIA documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commissions.

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Notes to Editors: GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce 256, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX should be written as shown, with an uppercase "G" and "F", with a lowercase "e" and a lowercase "orce." There is no space between "GeForce" and "2" for GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX. There is a space before "Ultra," "GTS," "MX," and "256." The word "Ultra" is in titlecase. "MX" and "GTS" are in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for Vanta and Quadro is title case. Quadro2 Pro and Quadro2 MXR should be written as shown; there is no space between "Quadro" and "2." There is a space before "MXR" and it is in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for NVIDIA, NVIDIA TNT2, NVIDIA TNT, RIVA 128, and RIVA 128ZX and is ALL CAPITALS.

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