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NVIDIA® GoForce® GPU Selected by Kyocera for Latest 3G Mobile Phone

 
 

New Kyocera W41K Mobile Phone Uses GoForce 4000 Handheld GPU to Accelerate Camera Preview, JPEG Codec, and Display Functionality

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SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 23, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced today that Kyocera Corporation has chosen the NVIDIA GoForce 4000 handheld graphics processing unit (GPU) for its new CDMA EVDO phone, the W41K. Kyocera Corporation is one of Japan's fastest growing suppliers of 3G mobile phones.

The W41K combines a sleek and stylish design with a host of impressive multimedia features including a 3.17 megapixel camera, a QVGA resolution main display with up to 262K colors, and an organic light emitting diode (OLED) subdisplay. The GoForce 4000 GPU provides hardware acceleration for fluid 15fps camera preview, full-resolution JPEG compression and decompression, 2D graphics, and display controller support for both of the system's displays.

"The W41K is another trend-setting design from Kyocera that aligns very well with our strategy to deliver high-performance multimedia features to the world's most exciting and sought after 3G devices," said Michael Rayfield, general manager for handheld GPUs at NVIDIA. "The NVIDIA GoForce 4000 GPU delivers the high-quality multimedia features that Kyocera demanded for this handset and does so at power levels that will help the customer enjoy these features for longer."

A key component of the NVIDIA GoForce 4000 GPU is NVIDIA nPower technology, a combination of architecture and design methodologies that delivers advanced power saving techniques and dedicated algorithms for great features and performance with minimal battery drain.

The Kyocera W41K went on sale in Japan in early March and is available on the AU/KDDI network. NVIDIA GoForce handheld GPUs can also be found in mobile phones and handheld devices from Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Mitsubishi, Mitac, DBTEL, and more.

About Kyocera
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. For more information, visit: http://global.kyocera.com

About NVIDIA
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 GPU and our strategies 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, decrease is demand for or interest in multimedia convergence devices, 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, changes in customer demands or preferences, changes in industry standards and interfaces 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.




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