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SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 2, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Dell® Computer Corporation, the leading notebook provider as ranked by Gartner Dataquest, has selected the NVIDIA GeForce2 Go™ mobile graphics processing unit (GPU) for its new Latitude™ C810 and Inspiron™ 8100 business notebook PCs. With the graphics processing prowess of the GeForce2 Go, and the power of the integrated Intel® 1.13GHz Mobile Pentium® III, 128MB SDRAM, a vibrant 15-inch LCD display, and multiple optical drives, these two new Dell notebooks offer business professionals and mobile aficionados a highly-compelling, yet portable, PC experience.
“Today’s announcement points to the growing enthusiasm that our GeForce2 Go family of mobile GPUs is receiving from industry-leading OEMs and end-users alike,” stated Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales for NVIDIA. “The inclusion of the GeForce2 Go in the Latitude C810 and Inspiron 8100 is a significant milestone because it is the first time the GeForce2 Go has been integrated into notebooks solely targeted to the business professional."
According to the most recent report from Gartner Dataquest, a leading market research firm, Dell was the leading supplier of all PCs for 1Q 2001, with its Latitude C and Inspiron series accounting for approximately 34% of all Dell notebooks sold worldwide. Both the Latitude C810 and Inspiron 8100 are available now at www.dell.com/latitude and www.dell.com/inspiron respectively.
Setting new standards for mobile 2D, 3D and multimedia graphics performance, the 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. By combining NVIDIA’s superior graphic technologies with dynamic, industry-low power consumption, the GeForce2 Go has raised the graphics performance bar in notebooks to levels that were previously thought impossible. 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.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), based in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education.
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 "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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