Emerging 3D Processor Company Recognized for Product, Financial and Technological Leadership
NVIDIA Earns #1 Semiconductor Company Ranking In Business Week's "The Info Tech 100"
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SANTA CLARA, CA — June 20, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has earned the highest ranking for semiconductor companies in Business Week's "Information Technology Annual Report - The Info Tech 100" cover story dated June 19, 2000. In addition to the #1 ranking for semiconductor companies, NVIDIA earned the fourth spot overall in the yearly wrap-up of the world's top technology companies.
"The rapid adoption of 3D processors has fueled our rapid growth. 3D graphics is becoming a pervasive digital medium. Coupled with broadband communications, 3D will change how we work, learn, communicate, and play," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "Being recognized by Business Week underscores our focus and drive to be one of the most influential technology companies in the world. We are very proud of this achievement."
In this special report, Business Week selected the "Info Tech 100" companies based on quantitative criteria including annual revenues, revenue growth, return on equity, shareholder return and profits. Andy Reinhardt, writer for Business Week wrote: "Graphics chips are hot – and nobody makes 'em better than NVIDIA."
The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as a global leader in advanced graphics processing technology for mainstream platforms, honoring the company with the most awards in the history of the PC graphics industry. The breadth of the NVIDIA product family enables gripping multimedia experiences for the entire desktop computer market from workstations to internet-enabled appliances. In use by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers, NVIDIA products are used by the top PC OEMs, add-in card designers, and system builders worldwide. 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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