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NVIDIA Launches New Select Builder Program

 
 

US Channel Partners Benefit From Unprecedented Levels of Marketing and Sales Support

For further information, contact:

Diane Vanasse
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2672
dvanasse@nvidia.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 20, 2002 — In a continued show of support for the growing system builder market, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced its new NVIDIA Select Builder Program.  Effective immediately, U.S.-based Program Members will benefit from new marketing and promotional resources as well as increased sales and technical support.

“The system builder channel is critical to NVIDIA’s success,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “The NVIDIA Select Builder program raises the bar of support for the system builder community and provides a foundation for our continued growth in this strategic market segment.”

Features of the expanded program include:

  • NV Online Select Builder http://selectbuilder.nvidia.com , a comprehensive Web site which serves as a complete resource of marketing, sales and technical materials for NVIDIA product offerings.
  • NVIDIA Select Funds, a co-operative marketing initiative, which offers Program Members joint marketing dollars based on volume purchases of NVIDIA products.
  • Access to key communication tools including the NVIDIA Select Builder newsletter and special program member announcements featuring product and promotional opportunities specifically tailored for system builders.
  • Increased sales and technical support, provided by dedicated NVIDIA sales and engineering professionals as well as Web-based tools offered via NV Online Select Builder.

“NVIDIA’s commitment to outstanding products, superb customer relations and awesome technology are evident in the caliber of programs they offer their partners,” said Steven Chien, president of Atlas Micro.  “The Select Builder Program is a key advantage for us and has enabled our sales growth in both graphics and platform solutions.”

“Participating in the Select Builder program gives Alienware a distinct competitive advantage,” said Frank Azor, vice president of marketing of Alienware® Computers.  “Our customers are discerning performance enthusiasts.  With the increased support and technical resources offered by the program, we will in turn be able to provide our customers with world-class support while continuing to deliver the best products available.”

“NVIDIA's level of customer support is unmatched in the industry,” said Howard Tong, vice president of marketing ABS Technologies Inc.  “ABS is pleased to be one of NVIDIA’s Select Builders, enhancing our ability to provide the finest PC solutions possible. We look forward to further participation in the program.”

To enroll in NVIDIA’s Select Builder program, interested system builders should visit:  http://www.nvidia.com/systembuilder.
 
About NVIDIA
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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