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NVIDIA MobileMedia Platform and Intel XScale Processor Family to Enable Next-Generation High Performance Multimedia Devices
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COMPUTEX 2006—TAIPEI, TAIWAN—JUNE 7, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced a reference design with Intel Corporation that will provide device manufacturers with a fast and easy solution for bringing powerful, media-rich handheld devices to market based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.
This announcement comes after the two companies recently announced a cooperative effort to deliver a powerful development platform to content developers based on NVIDIA MobileMedia platform technology and Intel Corporation’s newest processor family (codenamed Monahans), based on the third-generation Intel XScale® microarchitecture. The two announcements contribute to the establishment of a standardized platform that will deliver a compelling and tangible improvement to the overall end-user experience of mobile multimedia services and applications.
“Next-generation devices based on the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system will have specific demands, both for application processing as well as the acceleration of the multimedia content within those applications,” said Barry Evans, general manager of Intel’s Applications Processor Business Unit. “The Intel XScale processor family combined with the NVIDIA MobileMedia platform provides a great balance of features and power saving technologies while delivering world class digital media content at high performance levels.”
The NVIDIA MobileMedia Platform is a complete development kit containing all of the hardware and software components, with examples for delivering everything from smooth digital TV and video, to incredible 3D graphics for gaming, to high-fidelity audio.
“Our close cooperation with Intel to enable these advanced media features is key to our overall strategy to deliver the best multimedia solution to Windows Mobile handheld devices,” said Philip Carmack, senior vice president of handheld GPUs at NVIDIA. “The Intel XScale processor family delivers exceptional application performance which, coupled with the 3D, audio, video and mobile TV processing capabilities of the NVIDIA MobileMedia platform, will deliver stable, high-performance platforms for next-generation Windows Mobile devices.”
For more information on the NVIDIA MobileMedia platform for Windows Mobile 5.0 handheld devices, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/mobilemedia_platform.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 features, benefits, uses and capabilities of the NVIDIA MobileMedia Platform and the design for the reference platform, and the development of a new generation of handheld devices 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 in performance or capabilities when our products are utilized with other products, changes in customer preferences or product uses, manufacturing or software defects, development of new technologies by our competitors, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, 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.