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NVIDIA Drives Next-Generation Storage Technologies


NVIDIA Joins Serial ATA II Working Group and Aligns with Other Industry Leaders, Including Intel, to Shape Future Standards in Disk-Interface Technology

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(INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM)—SAN JOSE, CA—SEPTEMBER 16, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced it has signed on as a key member of the Serial ATA II Working Group, an industry organization whose mission is to define, develop, and deliver the industry specification for the Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) interface. As a member of the Serial ATA II working group, NVIDIA joins other leading companies with discrete integrated circuit and core-logic products, including Intel Corporation, to shape and promote next-generation transfer speed technologies.

“Serial ATA II is a much faster, future-scaleable technology interface for enabling a new generation of high-performance and mainstream desktop PCs,” said Ned Finkle, vice president of strategic marketing at NVIDIA.  “As a new member of the Serial ATA II working group, we look forward to designing exciting new products for our successful line of advanced NVIDIA nForce™ advanced media and communications processors to further the development of cutting-edge digital media platforms.”
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