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For Immediate Release
SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 31, 1998 - NVIDIA ® Corporation announced today that a U.S. District Court Judge has denied S3 Incorporated's motion for a preliminary injunction to stop NVIDIA's shipment of its award-winning RIVA 128 3D processor. The judge made the ruling without hearing oral argument.
S3 Incorporated's motion stemmed from a complaint filed in May of this year, alleging patent infringement involving a patent that S3 had acquired from Cirrus Logic. In the ruling, the judge held that S3 had failed to meet the burden necessary to show the RIVA 128 infringed on the patent.
"We are pleased, but not surprised by the judge's ruling," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "Our RIVA processors were developed lawfully and S3's pursuit of this action is baseless and without merit."
NVIDIA RIVA Family
NVIDIA's RIVA family of 3D processors, the RIVA 128Ô , RIVA 128ZXÔ and forthcoming RIVA TNTÔ, are the first 128-bit 3D processors to deliver leadership Direct3D performance to the mainstream PC market. The RIVA processor family is designed to deliver stunningly realistic, high frame rate 3D, along with benchmark winning 2D, VGA and video acceleration all in single chip iterations. The RIVA processors are optimized for both Direct3DÔ and OpenGLÔ .
NVIDIA Corporation 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, (408) 615-2800 (fax). http://www.nvidia.com.