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NVIDIA and Shuttle Deliver Powerful Small Form-Factor PC Design

Shuttle’s New XPC SN41G2 PC Leverages Power of NVIDIA nForce2 and GeForce4 Technologies to Deliver a Large Computing Experience on a Smaller Scale

For further information, contact:

Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2772
bdelrizzo@nvidia.com

Cameron Rogers
Shuttle Inc.
(626) 820-9000 ext. 214
Cameron@us.shuttle.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 6, 2003—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 the immediate worldwide retail availability of Shuttle’s new XPC SN41G2, a shoebox-sized PC based on the award-winning and industry-leading NVIDIA nForce2™ motherboard platform processors. 

“When we originated the XPC concept, we could only dream of chipsets like the nForce2, which incorporate so many powerful and innovative features,” said Ken Huang, director of XPC development at Shuttle.  “With the release of the SN41G2, it’s clear that the XPC platform can be considered a powerful replacement for virtually any PC on the market, while still offering the performance and features users demand from high end computers.”

Weighing only 12 pounds (5.4Kg) and measuring only 11.7 x 8.9 x 7.2 inches (295 x 200 x 180 mm), the SN41G2 incorporates GeForce4™ graphics, dual VGA outputs to drive two independent displays, Dolby® Digital 5.1 audio playback and an AGP 8X slot for future graphics expansion.  For digital connectivity, the SN41G2 sports a S-Video-out, four USB 2.0, and three FireWire® ports for easy connection to high-speed digital cameras, MP3 players, and other popular digital consumer devices.  The SN41G2 also makes use of Shuttle’s patented Integrated Cooling Engine technology (ICE), which allows the efficient cooling of high speed processors, such as the AMD Athlon™ XP 2800+, without the fan noise associated with traditional high-end PCs.

“The XPC SN41G2 validates our vision that PCs will become the central hub for digital content delivery, providing end users with a single platform capable of driving all of their high-performance, multimedia computing needs,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform products at NVIDIA.

The SN41G2 is available now worldwide, from a variety of online resellers, authorized retailers, system integrators and distributors. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $359 USD. 

About Shuttle Inc.
Established in 1983, Shuttle Inc. is the world-renowned developer of the innovative XPC. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with an extensive worldwide network of subsidiaries, resellers, partners and suppliers, Shuttle is recognized as a premier manufacturer of motherboards and barebones systems. Shuttle has received numerous awards and accolades from independent media and analysts, affirming the superior quality of Shuttle products and services.

Shuttle services a nationwide 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 the first choice of many system integrators, VARs, OEMs and ODMs.

For more information on the XPC SN41G2 or other Shuttle products, please visit: www.shuttle.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.

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