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NVIDIA Mobile GPU Selected For Innovative Sharp Multimedia Notebook

 
 

NVIDIA Continues its Momentum in the Mobile Market with New Design Win

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NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 10, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the Company’s award-winning NVIDIA® GeForce™4 440 Go graphics processing unit (GPU) has been selected for the Sharp Actius RD10 from Sharp Systems of America.  Sharp Systems is the undisputed leader in LCD technology, offering innovative solution-based products to serve the new demands of the business professionals.  By offering the ultimate in graphics and portable laptop performance, Sharp is able to deliver one of the most advanced line of notebook PCs in the industry.

Leveraging the outstanding graphics horsepower of the GeForce4 440 Go, the Actius RD10 will ship with some of the hottest game titles from Electronic Arts, Inc., including the full versions of Tiger Woods PGA Tour® 2003, James Bond 007: Nightfire, and Need for Speed™: Hot Pursuit 2. 

“Sharp’s decision to select an NVIDIA GPU is a recognition of how key a strong graphics subsystem is to a cutting-edge, multimedia notebook PC,” said Greg Nakagawa, senior vice president and general manager for Sharp Systems of America.  “Coupled with the performance and stunning visuals of the GeForce4 440 Go, the Sharp Actius RD10 delivers the ultimate mobile computing experience.”

The Actius RD10 leverages the GeForce4 440 Go’s superb feature set with a 15-inch XGA LCA screen for outstanding visuals, an Intel® Pentium® 4 2.8GHz processor and cutting-edge wireless connectivity with integrated 802.11b wireless LAN support.  For demanding users, NVIDIA PowerMizer™ technology offers dynamic power management technology and an integrated video processing engine and 3D graphics engine to reduce the stress on the processor for DVD playback and 3D applications.    

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 game consoles.  NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,500 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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