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NVIDIA Reports Record Revenues and Earnings for Second Quarter Fiscal 2001

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Mary Ann Allencourt
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NVIDIA Corporation
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Director of Public Relations
NVIDIA Corporation
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For Immediate Release

SANTA CLARA, CA. – August 21, 2000 – NVIDIAR Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record record revenues and earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2001 ended July 30, 2000.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2001, revenues increased to $170.4 million, compared to $78.0 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2000, an increase of 118 percent. Operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2001 was $29.0 million, compared to $9.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2000. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2001 was $22.5 million, or $0.28 per fully diluted share, compared to $6.7 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2000.

Revenue for the six months ended July 30, 2000 was $318.9 million, an increase of 114 percent compared to revenue of $149.0 million for the six months ended August 1, 1999. Operating income for the six months ended July 30, 2000 was $54.6 million compared to $18.5 million for the six months ended August 1, 1999. Net income for the six months ended July 30, 2000 was $40.8 million, compared to net income of $13.0 million for the six months ended August 1, 1999. Diluted net income per share for the first half of fiscal 2001 was $0.52, compared to a diluted net income per share of $0.18 for the first half of fiscal 2000.

The net income per share and number of shares used in the per-share calculation for all periods presented reflect the two-for-one stock split that was effective June 26, 2000.

"The second quarter of fiscal 2001 was a milestone quarter for NVIDIA," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "We are pleased with our focus and execution of each core element of our strategy. We continued to extend our technology leadership. Our 'top-to-bottom' product offering continues to expand, as we completed the roll out of a full line of GeForce2 GPUs. OEMs worldwide are recognizing the benefits of our Unified Driver model. And the thrusts into our newest markets, workstation and commercial desktop, were strengthened with groundbreaking new products. We are in a terrific position to rapidly expand our market share and extend our technological reach well beyond the core consumer market."

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About NVIDIA
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 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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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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