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NVIDIA and Shuttle Computer Open the Digital Media Gateway

 
 

NVIDIA’s nForce2 Platform Processors and Shuttle’s Small, Form-Factor PCs Drive Audio, Networking and Digital Connectivity into New Markets and Platforms

For further information, contact:
 
Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2772
bdelrizzo@nvidia.com

Cameron Rogers
Shuttle Computer Group
Cameron@us.shuttle.com
(626) 820-9000 x214
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PLATFORM CONFERENCE — SAN JOSE, CA — JULY 16, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and Shuttle Computer Group, Inc., a leading provider of motherboards and small form-factor PCs, today announced an extensive partnership that will lead to the design of innovative new digital media platforms based on NVIDIA’s highly integrated NVIDIA nForce™2 Platform Processors and Shuttle Computer’s innovative, small-form factor PC designs.

“NVIDIA’s new nForce2 Platform Processors addresses the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s digital media demands,” stated Drew Henry, senior director of platform business at NVIDIA.  “By combining the nForce2 Platform Processor’s integrated features, such as dual networking controllers; advanced audio; support for up both USB 2.0 and FireWire® connectivity; and industry-leading graphics, into Shuttle’s ground-breaking, small form-factor PCs, NVIDIA can transition its technologies into new and emerging markets and platforms.”

To transform everyday PCs into truly digital media gateways, Shuttle is currently developing a series of small form factor PCs—capable of powering homes, offices, and home-theater environments—using NVIDIA’s nForce2 series of integrated Platform Processors as the technological foundation.  NVIDIA nForce2 Platform Processors offer a staggering array of features including:

  • Built-in dual networking controllers, including a 3Com Ethernet MAC for simultaneous wide-area network (WAN) and local-area network (LAN) environments
  • Up to six high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect the latest digital peripherals
  • Up to three Firewire (IEEE1394a) ports for connecting consumer electronics devices, including digital video cameras
  • Dolby® Digital 5.1 real-time-encoded surround sound with S/PDIF-out audio for home theater audio
  • Video Processing Engine for MPEG2 and DVD playback
  • TV-encoder and HDTV processor for optimal visual quality
  • Support for multiple displays, including flat panels, TVs and CRTs
  • Fastest integrated graphics performance based on NVIDIA’s GeForce™4 MX Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

“The nForce2 Platform Processors are well positioned to solidify NVIDIA’s grip on digital entertainment,” said Cameron Rogers, Marketing Executive at Shuttle Computer Group.  “The nForce2’s incredible level of integration paired with our expertise in innovative, small-form factor PCs, allows us to design and develop PC-based devices that are small, attractive, silent, feature-rich, and amply suited for home offices, living rooms, home entertainment systems and other non-traditional PC platforms.”

Live demonstrations of Shuttle’s new diminutive PCs using NVIDIA’s nForce2 Platform Processors will take place in the NVIDIA booth (#4) during regular show hours at the Platform Conference, being held today and tomorrow at the Silicon Valley Conference Center in San Jose, CA.

For more information on nForce2 Platform Processors, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=nforce2.

For more information on Shuttle Computer Group, please visit: www.shuttleonline.com

About Shuttle Group, Inc.
Established in 1990, Shuttle Computer Group Inc. is the American arm of the world renowned Shuttle Inc. Based in Taiwan with an extensive worldwide network of subsidiaries, resellers, partners, and suppliers, Shuttle Inc. is recognized as a premier manufacturer of motherboards and barebones systems. Shuttle Inc. has received numerous awards and accolades from independent media and analysts, affirming the superior quality of Shuttle products and services.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Shuttle Computer Group Inc. services a regional network of distributors and resellers with superior Marketing and Sales, Technical Support, RMA, Repair and Accounting and Inventory services. A commitment to customer satisfaction has made Shuttle Computer Group Inc. the first choice of many system integrators, VARs, OEMs and ODMs.

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 "Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
 
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