Guillemot Selects Award-Winning Technology from NVIDIA
SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 25, 1999 – NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Guillemot Corporation announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership for future generations of 3D graphic processors. The ultimate goal of this alliance is to leverage the strengths of both companies and deliver a broad family of products which will extend both NVIDIA's and Guillemot's leadership position in their respective markets.
"Guillemot has a strong reputation for maximizing 3D technologies for different markets," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "With our dedication to providing unprecedented power and quality, NVIDIA is a great match for Guillemot's customer base who demands the best quality graphics for entertainment, education, business and e-commerce software applications."
This strategic relationship provides Guillemot with access to NVIDIA's hardware, software and development tools to maximize both image quality and performance. Guillemot's 3D accelerator boards have been quality tested and optimized to take advantage of the RIVA family of 3D processors and will bear the NVIDIA logo on the package. In addition, the agreement allows both companies to share future technical developments. As a result, the alliance is expected to provide an ongoing release of optimized 3D accelerator boards designed using the latest hardware from NVIDIA.
"We take great pride in the way we have applied our extensive knowledge in multimedia peripherals to this new graphics accelerator line. Using NVIDIA's TNT technology, we will be able to design a unique way for PC manufacturers to differentiate their multimedia capabilities with a single platform," said Claude Guillemot, president of Guillemot Corporation. "NVIDIA is known for providing outstanding graphics solution for performance users with intensive multimedia and graphics needs."
Guillemot Corporation is a major contributor to the multimedia market. The Guillemot group develops, manufactures and distributes hardware and multimedia peripherals providing the highest quality products for gamers and music enthusiasts worldwide. Guillemot Corporation has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since November 27th 1998, Sicovam code 6672. For further information, please visit the Guillemot Web site: http://www.guillemot.com.
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 (NASDAQ: NVDA) designs, markets and sells a complete family of award-winning 3D processors that deliver industry-leading performance and visual quality for a broad range of PC applications, including: enterprise visualization, e-commerce, e-business, entertainment and education. Corporate headquarters are located in California: 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, California 95051. For more information visit the Company's web site at 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.
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