NVIDIA Named Leading Supplier of Graphics Solutions for the Workstation Market

NVIDIA's Develop and Deploy Strategy Key to the Success of its Professional Graphics Business

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NVIDIA Corporation  
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SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 13, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced it has been ranked the leading supplier of graphics solutions for the workstation graphics segment by Gartner Dataquest, an internationally-recognized market research firm.  The new study, titled Workstation Graphics Cards Market Shares: 2H00, reported that products featuring NVIDIA workstation solutions held 32% market share in the worldwide-branded workstation market, and 46% in the worldwide-branded IA workstation market. 

"As the workstation graphics market continues to consolidate, solid business practices become critical," said Pia Rieppo, principal analyst for workstations at Gartner Dataquest, and author of the study. "Success requires volume production economies and the ability to update features rapidly by shortening product refresh cycles."

"NVIDIA's leadership is a result of the company's workstation graphics expertise," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "This, combined with the fact that we can leverage the manufacturing economies of our consumer products, enables us to provide workstation-class solutions at aggressive prices."

NVIDIA's entire family of workstation products will be on display at SIGGRAPH 2001 from August 14th through 16th in Los Angeles, California.  In addition to the product showcase, the company will be demonstrating content from the highly acclaimed film, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, rendered in real time ? a first for this industry. NVIDIA, and its world-renowned products, will be located in booth number 1701 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

NVIDIA's professional graphics products include:

  • The Quadro2 EX, a high-value, entry-level graphics solution combining professional-strength 2D and 3D performance and comprehensive application support at unprecedented price points. 
  • The Quadro2 MXR, which delivers advanced workstation capabilities to the mainstream professional and features NVIDIA's revolutionary TwinView™ display architecture.
  • The Quadro2 Pro, NVIDIA's fastest workstation solution that delivers unprecedented 3D and 2D performance for the engineering professional. 
  • The Quadro DCC, the premier professional graphics solution certified for real-time character animation, next-generation game development, and visual effects production. 

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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