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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CLARA, CA—June 5, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with PureVideo HD technology will power HD DVD movie playback in three series of Acer notebooks:
All of these models will feature NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, which enables the playback of new HD DVD movies with superb picture clarity. In recent weeks Acer and other industry PC leaders have announced cutting-edge HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc equipped PCs featuring NVIDIA technology.
"With the Acer Aspire 9800, 9510 and 9110 series, our goal was to create notebooks with HD-DVD movie playback quality that rivals living room players. This is a complex project involving diverse components such as video acceleration, content security management and software support," stated Campbell Kan, Head of Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. "NVIDIA provided the ideal top-to-bottom solution that enabled us to meet our goals and get to market on time."
HD DVD is a new high definition video disc standard that delivers up to six timesi the image quality of standard DVD movies. HD DVD promises a major advancement over video discs in the same way that HDTVs deliver superior image detail over standard TV. Playing high-quality HD DVD movies on a PC requires a complex mix of video processing power, software support, and content security enforcement. NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology achieves all of this with low CPU utilization and low power consumption making it a choice of top PC makers building HD DVD capable PCs.
"Now that HD DVD movies are shipping, users want to watch them on their notebooks", said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business at NVIDIA. "Acer Aspire notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and PureVideo HD technology fill the need, providing notebook users with superior HD movie playback on the go."
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
NVIDIA PureVideo HD provides hardware acceleration for decoding and post-processing HD movies, integration with leading movie players, and HDCP feature supportii, enabling PC manufacturers to easily build a complete high-definition PC that can play back either HD DVD or Blu-ray movies. As a result, consumers will be able to enjoy a stunning, stutter-free high-definition movie experience on their PC.
NVIDIA at Computex
NVIDIA will showcase the Acer Aspire 9110 HD DVD notebook featuring NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology at the NVIDIA booth at Computex in Taiwan from June 6 to June 10.
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, features, performance, and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GPUs, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, and HD DVD, the requirements for playing HD DVD on a PC, 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, loss of performance or capabilities when our GPUs are used with our partners’ products, prohibitive pricing of new products, changes in notebook users’ feature preferences or notebook usage, development of more efficient or effective GPUs, software defects, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the notebook market, market acceptance of a competitor’s product instead of our product, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, and other risks detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 2006. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.