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SANTA CLARA — JULY 11, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. has chosen the GeForce2 Go™ for their new Satellite® 3000/3005 thin and light line of notebook PCs. Satellite 3000/3005 systems featuring the GeForce2 Go are available now directly from Toshiba through shoptoshiba.com and retail outlets.
“With the GeForce2 Go-based Satellite 3000/3005 series, Toshiba’s customers can be assured of blazing 3D graphics, superior system performance, awesome battery life, and a flexible, customizable design,” stated Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing for NVIDIA. “These amazingly thin and light GeForce2 Go-based notebooks make the world’s best graphics even more mobile.”
Regarded as the industry’s first mobile GPU, the GeForce2 Go is setting new standards for mobile 2D, 3D and multimedia graphics performance. GeForce2 Go accelerates traditional business and Internet applications, but also enables graphics and CPU-intensive programs, including digital content creation software and 3D-intrinsic games, to run smoothly and swiftly without sacrificing battery life.
“With its cutting-edge features and refined power management capabilities, the GeForce2 Go was a natural fit for our new Satellite 3000/3005 series of notebooks,” stated Steve Andler, vice president of marketing, Toshiba CSG. “Professionals don’t want to sacrifice performance or features by being on the road, and the combination of the Satellite 3000/3005’s lightweight design with the graphics powerhouse of the GeForce2 Go will ensure our customers of uncompromised mobile computing experiences.”
GeForce2 Go is the world’s first mobile graphics processor to support transform and lighting in hardware, delivering breakthrough 3D rendering power, up to ten times faster than typical notebook graphics. GeForce2 Go can 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.
The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology for mainstream platforms, 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 products are used by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home 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.
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.
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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