IBM Selects NVIDIA for Consumer PC Line
RIVA 128ZX-Based Creative Labs Board Powers IBM's Aptiva E-Series 540 and 570 Home PC Solutions
SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 11, 1999 -- NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) announced today IBM(R) has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA 128ZX(TM) 3D graphics processor in the 540 and 570 models of their Aptiva E Series family of home PCs. This 8MB-AGP version of the Graphics Blaster RIVA 128ZX, from Creative Labs, Inc., provides state-of-the-art 3D performance, in addition to 2D and video acceleration, for the mainstream PC market.
"The IBM Aptiva models have a great reputation for delivering quality desktop PC solutions," said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. "We believe that this significant addition to our OEM roster exemplifies our commitment to providing optimal solutions to meet our OEM's varying graphics requirements."
IBM APTIVA PCs
The Aptiva models are available at retail stores across the country, as well as through IBM Consumer Direct (1-800-426-7235, ext. 4340). For more information about IBM Aptiva PCs, visit the IBM home page on the World Wide Web at http://www.us.pc.ibm.com/aptiva or call 1-800-426-7235 ext. 4340. Additional information about IBM's Owner Privileges program that can be obtained through the Web site located at http://www.us.pc.ibm.com/privileges or by calling 1-888-PRIVILEGES.
IBM CONSUMER DIVISION
IBM Consumer Division, is a leading manufacturer and developer of hardware and software solutions for the home. The Consumer Division's products have been widely recognized for technology innovation and product design. These products include the Aptiva family of personal computers, Consumer Options and Solutions, the IBM Brings You Crayola® family of software, the Edmark® brand of educational software and IBM reference software products including the World Book™ Multimedia Encyclopedia.
The RIVA family of 3D/2D processors, the RIVA TNT(TM), RIVA 128ZX(TM) and the RIVA 128(TM), is the first family of high performance processors for the performance mainstream PC market. The RIVA processors utilize a 128-bit pipeline to support the computational throughput required for current and future graphically intense applications. The NVIDIA Vanta(TM) 3D/2D processor is the first in a family of 3D processors designed for the enterprise PC market. Based on the award winning RIVA TNT architecture, the NVIDIA Vanta processor is designed for Windows 2000 and the burgeoning market for enterprise visualization applications. By leveraging its graphics technology and massive gate counts, all NVIDIA processors are able to deliver stunningly realistic, high frame rate 3D, along with benchmark winning 2D, VGA and video acceleration in single chip solutions. NVIDIA processors are optimized for both Direct3D(TM) and OpenGL(TM).
NVIDIA Corporation, rated the most influential 3D processor company by PC Magazine, designs, develops, markets and sells high-performance 3D processors for personal computers. New corporate headquarters are in California: NVIDIA Corporation, 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051. (408) 615-2500. http://www.nvidia.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially. Factors that may affect NVIDIA's actual results include the impact of competitive products and pricing, technological changes in products and components, the ability to timely and successfully develop and produce in volume new products and modifications to existing products, market acceptance of new products and modifications to existing products and conditions in the PC market. Further information on factors that could affect the financial results of NVIDIA is included in the Registration Statement on Form S-1, dated January 22, 1999, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Notes to Editors: Please note that the recommended way of writing NVIDIA, RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX, RIVA TNT and RIVA TNT2 is all CAPITALS.
NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, RIVA TNT and RIVA TNT2 are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. RIVA, RIVA 128 and RIVA 128ZX are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation and STMicroelectronics. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.