NVIDIA Quadro Crowned Professional Graphics Market Leader

Leading Market Research Company Cites Growth to 73% Market Share

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SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 16, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it has again extended its leadership position as the premier provider of professional graphics with its NVIDIA Quadro line of workstation solutions. According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Professional Graphics Update 2Q 2003, NVIDIA increased its personal workstation market share to 73% for both 2D and 3D segments. IDC also found that NVIDIA demonstrated strength in the professional 2D market, growing this business more than 2.5 times faster than the overall 2D sector, to secure the segment lead with 53% market share.

“NVIDIA has had tremendous success marketing to professional graphics users and has been able to grow its overall market share rapidly quarter over quarter,” said Lloyd Cohn, research director at IDC. “Workstation manufacturers are increasingly incorporating third-party graphics solutions into their product lines rather than building them in-house and NVIDIA’s remarkable ability to introduce innovative products in quick succession, its continued expansion into relevant new sectors, and its strong investment in ISV relationships makes it well-positioned to continue growing its professional graphics business.”

IDC’s most recent professional graphics update, which provides an overview of the workstation graphics market, analyzes key changes, and reports general trends for the quarter, found that:

  • NVIDIA grew its overall professional graphics business 22%, maintaining its leadership position in 3D markets including entry, mid-range, and high-end categories.
  • NVIDIA’s entry-level, NVIDIA Quadro FX 500, shipments increased 71%.
  • NVIDIA captured 46% of the total ultra high-end professional market in only its second quarter competing in the segment with offerings such as the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000.

NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms.  Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems, and video game consoles.  NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,700 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.

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