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3D Processor Company NVIDIA Will Vigorously Defend Itself in Alleged SGI Lawsuit

For Immediate Release:

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--April 9, 1998 - NVIDIA™Corporation today announced that it has received a copy of a press release alleging a patent infringement lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware, from SGI, involving NVIDIA's RIVA series of 3D processors.

"We believe this action is motivated by the loss of some of the best 3D architects in the world to NVIDIA Corporation," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA.

"These people had no involvement in the design of NVIDIA's current RIVA graphics processors which are the subject of the alleged patent infringement. NVIDIA is prepared to vigorously defend itself."

NVIDIA Corporation designs, develops, markets and sells high-performance 3D processors for personal computers. Corporate headquarters are in California: NVIDIA Corporation, 1226 Tiros Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. (408) 617-4000. http://www.nvidia.com.

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