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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 4, 2002 - In recognition of a landmark year of continued growth, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced that it has earned "Company of the Year" honors from leading industry analyst Dr. Jon G. Peddie and his market research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR). Sharing top company honors with IBM, NVIDIA was recognized as "Segment Leader of the Year" for its technology leadership in 2001, which resulted in the release of groundbreaking products designed to advance graphics and multimedia technology for the consumer and professional computing markets.
"NVIDIA had an exceptional year and is a sterling example of a technology leader," said Dr. Peddie. "The company has a solid road map, impressive product lines, incredible customer loyalty and the combined experience of many industry veterans that allowed it to grow and prosper."
"In 2001, NVIDIA introduced innovative products in several new markets and we are delighted to be recognized for our technology leadership," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing for NVIDIA. "NVIDIA has capitalized on the unprecedented success we have enjoyed over the past year, and has been able to develop a solid base of intellectual property, engineering talent and people to insure our continued success."
"Company of the Year" honors were named in JPR's bi-monthly TechWatch newsletter. The complete issue of TechWatch can be found at http://www.jonpeddie.com/TechWatch/TechWatch03.pdf.
Jon Peddie Research is a technically oriented marketing and management consulting firm. The company has been active in the graphics and multimedia fields for more than 30 years. Based in Tiburon, California, JPR provides specialized services to companies in high tech fields including graphics hardware development, multimedia for professional applications and consumer electronics, high end computing and Internet access product development.
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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