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NVIDIA Quadro4 Graphics Series Selected Top to Bottom By Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Workstation Users Gain Essential 3D Graphics Capabilities With Quadro4 550, 750, and 900 XGL Graphics Solutions

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LONDON — MAY 13, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European computing company, will feature the Quadro™4 XGL series of professional graphics solutions across its entire line of CELSIUS® workstations. Bringing its customers breakthrough application performance, graphics programmability and multi-display productivity, Fujitsu Siemens Computers will offer the NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL, Quadro4 750 XGL and Quadro4 550 XGL graphics solutions throughout its CELSIUS 400, CELSIUS 600 AND CELSIUS 800 workstation models. 

“We believe in catering to the different needs of our customer base.  With our CELSIUS 400, the CELSIUS 600, the CELSIUS 800 and the CELSIUS Mobile systems we offer a range of workstations with more power than you would ever have imagined. The Quadro4 XGL series helps us do that with a graphics card for every professional 3D application user--from the performance hungry but price sensitive CAD engineer, to the ultimate power user seeking the most powerful and advanced graphics functionality available,” said Dr. Andreas Thimmel, vice president, Product Division Business PC, at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “By actively acquiring the most professional application certifications in the industry for its Quadro4 graphics, NVIDIA is also ensuring that our CELSIUS customers have stability they can rely on for their mission critical operations.”

“Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ adoption further solidifies Quadro4 as the workstation graphics of choice for professional 3D applications,” said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “By including Quadro4 graphics in its CELSIUS workstations, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is recognizing the contribution that graphics performance and advanced features such as multi-display support and graphics programmability add to the overall value of its systems.”

The Quadro4 family is a complete, top-to-bottom family of workstation graphics solutions that deliver the industry’s highest raw performance and most complete feature set at unprecedented values.  The Quadro4 XGL GPU series has a perfect solution for every level of user of computer-aided design and digital content creation applications.  New technology introduced in the Quadro4 XGL series includes:

  • A completely new graphics architecture designed to accelerate professional DirectX® and OpenGL® applications.
  • NVIDIA’s advanced shading technology to enable custom special effects and real-time custom animations.
  • nView™, NVIDIA’s multi-display technology that supports combinations of analog monitors and digital flat panel displays to drastically increase the user’s desktop.
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture II (LMA II), NVIDIA’s 128-bit memory interface featuring a crossbar design and advanced Quadro memory management techniques.

Availability
Fujitsu Siemens Computers CELSIUS workstations featuring Quadro4 XGL graphics will be available in May 2002.

In addition to Fujitsu Siemens Computers, NVIDIA’s Quadro4 graphics boards are available worldwide from a variety of workstation OEMs and channel partners, including: Compaq Computer Corporation, Dell, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Boxx Technology, Colfax International, DigitalScape, LT Micro/The 3D Shop, Max Black Systems, MaxVision, PNY Technologies and Tristar International.

About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers, the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.

“Powering the Information Age” is the company’s vision. Fujitsu Siemens Computers will enable people to freely access information and services anywhere and at any time with world-leading products, services and solutions, thus ensuring people’s success within a knowledge-based society. The strategic direction is focused on Mobility and Business Critical Computing as the key drivers of the Information Age in the 21st century.

The company offers everything for enterprise computing, ranging from best-in-class Intel- and Unix-based servers to mainframes and enterprise storage solutions. It is also one of the leading providers of notebooks, PDAs, workstations and PCs to business customers, and is the No. 1 supplier of computers for home users in Europe. For further information, please visit: www.fujitsu-siemens.com

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.

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