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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 7, 2006— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that it has combined the processing capabilities of the NVIDIA GoForce family of handheld graphics processing units (GPUs) with Intel Corporation’s newest processor family (codenamed Monahans) based on the third-generation Intel XScale® architecture, to deliver a powerful development platform to content developers.
"Increased global demand for high quality digital media on the move is driving a dramatic increase in the adoption of multimedia processing technology for the wireless market segment," said Mark Casey, general manager of Intel’s Applications Processor Business Unit. "The Monahans platform family and NVIDIA GoForce family of processors have both been architected with this steep growth curve in mind, and their combination will support exceptional 3D and multimedia capabilities in handheld devices."
"By working together, Intel and NVIDIA have been able to leverage their respective investments in the mobile market to enable outstanding battery life while delivering world class digital media content and high performance levels," said Philip Carmack, senior vice president of the handheld GPU group at NVIDIA. "The end result of this collaboration is a solution that provides developers and end users with an exciting platform for mobile 3D gaming and multimedia content enjoyment."
The Monahans platform family will offer a wide range of performance, power and integration levels to help meet the needs of mobile phones, portable gaming devices, personal media players and other consumer electronic devices. The NVIDIA GoForce family of handheld GPUs, including the recently launched NVIDIA GoForce 5500, enables advanced multimedia features such as digital TV, advanced photo imaging, surround sound audio, and 3D gaming on next-generation handheld devices.
For more information on NVIDIA GoForce family of handheld GPUs, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/page/handheld.html
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, the benefits of entering into the collaboration with Intel, the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of our GoForce family of GPUs, Intel’s XScale application processors, and the solution resulting from the combination of Intel’s products with ours, growth in demand for high quality digital media on the move, 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, slower than expected growth of demand for high quality digital media on the go, unexpected difficulties integrating products, unforeseen incompatibilities in products, loss of performance of products when they are integrated, changes in industry standards and interfaces, change in the features and performance required by consumers, the impact of competitive products and pricing, manufacturing or software defects, 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 30, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.