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NVIDIA Key Member of the Intel Developer Network for PCI Express

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NVIDIA Corporation
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INTEL DEVELOPER’S FORUM—SAN JOSE, CA—SEPTEMBER 9, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it has signed on as an initial member of the Intel® Developer Network for PCI Express, a Web-based community and forum for companies that are developing products and tools for the PCI Express™ architecture.  Already a key driver in the development of the graphics bandwidth capabilities of this third-generation Input/Output (I/O) specification, NVIDIA’s membership in the developer network demonstrates its commitment to the growth of the architecture across multiple market segments.  

Membership in the Intel Developer Network for PCI Express provides independent hardware vendors (IHVs) with the technical data, marketing support and opportunities, and industry connections they need to accelerate the advancement of the PCI Express Architecture.  The Network also provides valuable insight and resources for those companies looking to develop and deploy products designed to take advantage of future technology advancements and emerging applications from Intel Corporation.

“We’re pleased to announce NVIDIA’s support for the Intel Developer Network,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “Forums such as this are a great way for us to lend our expertise in graphics to other independent hardware vendors, while ensuring our own GPUs get the necessary throughput required to push the visual envelope.”

“We’re excited to have an industry leader in graphics sign on as an initial member of the Intel Developer Network for PCI Express,” said Jason Ziller, Initiative Marketing Manager at Intel Corporation.  “We are working closely with NVIDIA and look forward to their development and introduction of new innovative graphics products that take advantage of all of the power that PCI Express has to offer.”

The PCI Express architecture is the next step in delivering the bandwidth and features required for exciting, new graphics applications.  PCI Express significantly increases bandwidth between the central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) by enabling a balanced distribution of bandwidth to those applications that require it the most.  For end-users, this results in a seamless multimedia experience with cinematic-quality graphics at its core. 

NVIDIA also serves as a member of PCI-SIG, the industry organization that owns the PCI Express specification.  Products based on the PCI Express architecture are expected to become available in the second half of 2003.  For additional information on the Intel Developer Network for PCI Express please visit http://developer.intel.com/.


About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a visual computing technology and market leader dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms.  Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video games consoles.  NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.

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