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NVIDIA nForce2 Platform Processors Powering New MicronPC Desktop PCs

 
 

MicronPC Millennia 910a Series Offers a Compelling Blend of Price, Performance, and Features for a Variety of Computing Markets

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Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
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bdelrizzo@nvidia.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 3, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and MicronPC, a leading supplier of computer products and services, announced the immediate availability of the NVIDIA nForce2™-based MicronPC Millennia® 910a series of desktop PCs.  The MicronPC Millennia® 910a series includes three models:  Creative Studio, Professional and Xtreme, each offering a unique blend of price, performance and features—and all powered exclusively by award-winning NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors and GeForce™4 graphics processing units (GPUs).

“The combination of NVIDIA’s exemplary engineering expertise with remarkable technology innovations made the NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors the perfect choice as the technology foundation for our new Millennia 910a series of powerful desktop PCs,” said Paul Petersen, vice president of product marketing and development at MicronPC.  “Together, MicronPC and NVIDIA are delivering the cutting-edge PC performance that our users demand in their technology solutions.”

With a starting price of $849 without monitor, which includes the ASUS A7N8X nForce2-based motherboard, a 64MB GeForce4 MX 440 4X AGP card, AMD® Athlon™ XP 2000+ Processor, a 7200RPM hard drive, and 256MB of PC2700 DDR memory, the Millennia 910a series of desktop PCs can be customized with a wide variety of hardware components, including GeForce4 with AGP 8X-based graphics cards; faster AMD Athlon XP processors (up to 2800+); more memory; and digital flat panel displays.  In addition, the Millennia 910a series takes advantage of the NVIDIA nForce2’s most sought after features, including FireWire®, USB 2.0, and NVIDIA DualNet™, NVIDIA’s unique dual networking solution that turns an ordinary PC into a hub capable of powering small offices and connected homes.  The Millennia 910a series also incorporates NVIDIA SoundStorm™, the industry’s most robust audio solution, complete with a real-time Dolby® Digital encoder and a digital audio output for connecting the PC to a Dolby Digital 5.1-equipped home theater speaker system.

“The MicronPC Millennia 910a series exposes the pure technological essence of our NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors, and should prove to be an alluring draw for customers in every computing market,” said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “MicronPC has done a terrific job of delivering a series of desktop PC products that will satisfy pent-up demands for better performance and innovative new features—all at a competitive price point.”

The Millennia 910a series of desktop PCs, including the Creative Studio, Professional and Xtreme models, are available online at www.micronpc.com or by phone at 888-719-5031.

About MicronPC
MicronPC provides award-winning desktops, notebooks, servers, and services to the federal, state and local government, education, small and medium business, and consumer markets.  In addition to its direct sales channel, MicronPC products are sold through leading resellers nationwide. Headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, MicronPC is held by Gores Technology Group, an international acquisition and management company.

About Gores Technology Group
With headquarters in Los Angeles, Gores Technology Group (GTG) is a privately held international acquisition and management firm that pursues an aggressive strategy of acquiring promising high-technology organizations and managing them for growth and profitability. GTG has a proven track record of acquiring and successfully managing companies -- including many divisions acquired from large publicly traded companies --through its commitment to customers, employees, and continued development of intellectual property. GTG has acquired and managed approximately 40 interrelated but autonomous technology-oriented companies with locations throughout the world. Those companies provide a broad range of technology-based products and services to a substantial customer base representing millions of active users worldwide. Visit the company's Web site at www.gores.com.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology 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 <http://www.nvidia.com>.

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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