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Kyocera Selects NVIDIA GoForce 4000 Handheld GPU for New A5515K Handset
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SANTA CLARA, CA—February 10, 2006—Consumer interest in multimedia convergence devices is growing, and phones that can rival the quality of stand-alone imaging devices, such as digital still cameras and video cameras, are beginning to arrive on the market. NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Kyocera Corp., one of the fastest growing 3G suppliers in Japan, has selected the NVIDIA GoForce 4000 handheld graphics processing unit (GPU) to power these multimedia features on its new A5515K mobile phone.
Harnessing the power of the NVIDIA GoForce 4000 GPU, the Kyocera A5515K mobile phone offers consumers an extensive range of multimedia features. These include a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, capable of encoding an image in under a second and capturing videos at a resolution of 240 X 320 at 15fps, all displayed on a stunning 2.2-inch QVGA screen. In addition, NVIDIA nPower™ technology enables all of these features at a fraction of the power consumption afforded by traditional software based solutions, extending battery life and delivering a more satisfying user experience.
"Our handheld strategy is to continue to set the benchmark for 3G multimedia features, quality and performance," said Michael Rayfield, general manager for handheld GPUs at NVIDIA. "Delivering enjoyable, high quality multimedia features with no-compromise performance has been a driving force behind the work we have done with Kyocera for this handset. We are delighted to work with them on this device delivering a compelling user experience to their customer base around the world."
Kyocera joins a growing global roster of NVIDIA mobile partners, including Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Mitsubishi, Mitac, DBTEL and many more.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining engineered ceramic materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, electronic components, industrial ceramics, telecommunications equipment, optical instruments, laser printers, copiers and solar energy systems.
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, benefits, features, performance and capabilities of the NVIDIA GoForce 4000, any future projects with Kyocera, and the features and performance of the Kyocera A5515K 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, delays in ramping new products into production, decrease is demand for or interest in multimedia convergence devises, manufacturing defects, software bugs, incompatibility of technologies, loss in performance when products are integrated, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, development of new and faster GPUs, changes in industry standards and interfaces, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.