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SIGGRAPH 2001 – LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 14, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has chosen the new NVIDIA Quadro2 Go mobile graphics processing unit (GPU) for their Celsius line of mobile workstations PCs. By incorporating the powerful graphics enabled by new Quadro2 Go in the Celsius Mobile H, FSC will deliver the world’s first professional workstation in a notebook format. Celsius Mobile H systems featuring the Quadro2 Go will be available in fall of 2001.
“The Celsius Mobile H is the first mobile computer powerful enough to serve as the primary workstation for 3D content creators, CAD engineers and other professionals,” stated Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of sales for NVIDIA. “The Quadro2 Go GPU provides the graphics performance and professional features that workstation users demand, allowing Fujitsu’s customers to run industry-grade 3D business applications from anywhere they desire.”
“The mobile market has been demanding a computer system with the power, features and stability of a desktop workstation,” stated Bjorn Fehrm, Executive Director, PC Solutions at FSC. “The NVIDIA Quadro2 Go enables Fujitsu Siemens Computers to deliver the world’s first mobile workstation, freeing engineering professionals and designers from their desktop platforms without compromising their productivity.”
Based on the award-winning Quadro2 family of workstation solutions, Quadro2 Go is the first mobile GPU founded on a proven workstation architecture, delivering the reliability, compatibility, and performance that professional workstation users require. Quadro2 Go offers a full set of Quadro2 workstation features, including hardware transform and lighting (T&L), accelerated anti-aliasing lines, and OpenGL overlay support. In addition, OpenGL® and Direct3D® performance tuning ensures optimal performance and compatibility with the broadest range of professional applications. Quadro2 Go offers uncompromised professional certification support for all the leading workstation applications, including: Autodesk AutoCAD®, Dassault Catia®, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) CDRS®, 3DPAINT™, and Pro/ENGINEER™, SDRC I-DEAS®, Bentley Microstation®, Co-Create™ SolidDesigner, UGS® Solid Edge™ and Unigraphics®, and SolidWorks®SolidWorks, Discreet 3ds max, Alias|Wavefront Maya, and SoftIMAGE SoftIMAGE|3D and XSI, Newtek Lightwave 3D and many more.
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company and offers one of the world’s most complete product and solution portfolios. Its world-leading technology and innovative IT products span the entire range of personal computing and enterprise computing needs. With extensive manufacturing facilities in Germany and more than 7,000 employees serving our customers, the company operates in 25 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers unrivalled expertise in enterprise computing with best-in-class Intel- and UNIX-based servers, mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. The company is also one of the leading providers of professional PCs, notebooks and workstations to business customers, and is Europe’s leading supplier of PCs for home users and small offices.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is jointly owned by Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, and benefits from the combined strengths and innovation of its parent companies. The global cooperation between Fujitsu and Siemens provides access to a worldwide network of service and integration partners as well as more than 80,000 specialists dedicated to the Fujitsu Siemens Computers product and solution portfolio.
The company has clearly defined its strategic direction, focusing on Business Critical Computing and Mobility solutions as the key drivers of eBusiness and the Internet age. Business Critical Computing builds on the core competencies of Fujitsu Siemens Computers
and guarantees extremely scalable, secure and always-on IT infrastructures for both current and future eBusiness environments. The company is also addressing the dramatically increasing demand for advanced solutions that support the mobility of users with anytime access to Internet services and applications – independent of location and device.
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