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NVIDIA Quadro4 500 Go GL Chosen for Fujitsu Siemens Computers Mobile Workstation

Leading European Computer Company to Offer State-of-the-Art Professional Graphics Performance to Mobile Users in CELSIUS Mobile H Workstation

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LONDON, ENGLAND — May 29, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European computing company, will feature the NVIDIA Quadro4® 500 Go GL Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in its forthcoming CELSIUS® Mobile H workstation.  Based on a 1.7GHz Intel® Mobile Pentium® 4 processor, the CELSIUS Mobile H also includes a 15.1-inch TFT-UXGA display, five-channel Dolby® Digital surround sound, enhanced security and connectivity, and a unique modular design for easy expansion and user customization.

Leveraging NVIDIA’s robust Quadro4 XGL series of professional 3D graphics solutions, the Quadro4 500 Go GL GPU (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=quadro4gogl) delivers a high-performance, innovative solution for engineers, animators and other professionals looking for workstation-class graphics on a mobile platform.  No other mobile graphics solution provides a full complement of desktop workstation features, including hardware-accelerated antialiased lines, OpenGL® hardware overlay planes, two-sided lighting and more, as well as industry-leading performance on a mobile platform.

“NVIDIA revolutionized the workstation graphics market last year with the Quadro2 Go, a mobile GPU powerful enough for industry-grade 3D business applications,” said Alain Tiquet, marketing director EMEA for NVIDIA.  “With the inclusion of Quadro4 500 Go GL graphics in its CELSIUS mobile workstation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is not only offering state-of-the-art graphics power, it is also offering a range of other mobile innovations including NVIDIA’s unique power optimization system and award-winning multi-monitor support.”

“Our customers are high-end graphics users and they need high-end, uncompromising graphics performance, not just from their desktops but on a mobile platform that enables them to give full multimedia presentations or to simply take their work with them wherever they go,” said Dr. Andreas Thimmel, vice president of the Product Division Business PC at Fujitsu Siemens Computers.  “NVIDIA’s Quadro4 500 Go GL chip has been designed with our customers’ needs in mind and for this reason, we are proud to bring the second generation of CELSIUS Mobile H system to market utilizing this technology.”

Combined with NVIDIA’s workstation software architecture, professional application certifications (including Ansys®, AutoCAD®, CATIA®, Maya®, 3ds max™ , Pro/ENGINEER®, SOFTIMAGE®, and Unigraphics®) and NVIDIA’s PowerMizer™ power saving technology, the Quadro4 500 Go GL GPU delivers uncompromising productivity for workstation users on the go.  In addition, NVIDIA’s second-generation Lightspeed Memory Architecture (LMA) II allows for exceptional memory performance, while its nView™ technology enables CELSIUS Mobile H users to take advantage of high-quality, multi-display configurations.  Like all members of the Quadro4 family, the Quadro4 500 Go GL GPU utilises NVIDIA’s patented Unified Driver Architecture™ (UDA), as well as its custom application drivers.  NVIDIA’s UDA provides a single driver for all of its products for forward and backward, top to bottom compatibility, and ease of installation and manageability. 

The CELSIUS Mobile H system is expected to be available from Fujitsu Siemens Computers in June 2002.  For more information about the CELSIUS Mobile H system, please see http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/celsius.

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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