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NVIDIA Quadro2 Go GPU Named Best Hardware by Cadence Magazine

Industry's First Mobile Workstation GPU Supplies Award-Winning Graphics Technology in Mobile Workstations from Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 15, 2001 - NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the editors of CADENCE Magazine have honored the NVIDIA Quadro(TM)2 Go, the industry's first mobile workstation graphics processing unit (GPU), with the prestigious CADENCE  Editor's Choice Award.  CADENCE  Magazine recognizes CAD industry technology leaders for their contributions in moving the industry forward with the CADENCE  Editor's Choice Awards.  The complete story can be viewed in the December 2001 issue of CADENCE  Magazine or online at www.cadenceweb.com.  Notebooks featuring the award-winning Quadro2 Go GPU are available from Dell(R) at www.dell.com and Fujitsu Siemens Computers(R) (FSC) at www.fujitsu-siemens.com.

"A powerful graphics subsystem and certification with major software applications are two critical factors that separate a workstation system from a high-end PC," stated Peter Sheerin, senior technical editor at CADENCE Magazine.  "By being the first to deliver these key differentiators in a mobile solution, NVIDIA has essentially created a new segment in the workstation market."

"NVIDIA has revolutionized the workstation graphics market with the Quadro2 Go by introducing a mobile GPU powerful enough for industry-grade 3D business applications," stated Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing for NVIDIA.  "The Quadro2 Go offers CAD professionals, who are forced to use a desktop PC in a cubicle because of the graphics horsepower their applications require, the freedom to be productive from anywhere."

CADENCE Editor's Choice Awards are awarded two times each year, in the July and December issues.  CADENCE staff editors, contributing editors, and reviewers select the CAD-related products and services that they feel have done the most to raise the bar on excellence and technology innovation for the award.  Awards were based on innovation, trend setting, and moving the CAD industry forward, and were chosen from products that had been released in the past six months or were being reviewed by the CADENCE editorial staff for the first time.

About the Quadro2 Go GPU
Based on the award-winning Quadro2 family of workstation solutions, Quadro2 Go is the first mobile GPU derived from 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 AA 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's AutoCAD®; Dassault's Catia®; Parametric Technology Corporation's (PTC) CDRS®, 3DPAINT™, and Pro/ENGINEER™; SDRC's I-DEAS®; Bentley's Microstation®; Co-Create™'s SolidDesigner; UGS®'s Solid Edge™ and Unigraphics®; SolidWorks®' SolidWorks; Discreet®'s 3ds max; Alias|Wavefront®'s Maya™; SoftIMAGE®'s SoftIMAGE|3D™ and XSI™; Newtek®'s Lightwave 3D™ and many more.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located 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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