NVIDIA Introduces Broad Line-Up of Breakthrough Products at Computex
CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Outlines NVIDIA’s Vision for the Digital Media Era; Discusses Key Strategic Relationships
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COMPUTEX 2003—TAIPEI, TAIWAN—SEPTEMBER 23, 2003—Today at Computex 2003, senior executives from NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) unveiled a line-up of breakthrough digital media products for the consumer and professional markets, including new graphics technology for mobile phones and other handheld devices. NVIDIA President and Chief Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang outlined the Company’s vision for the digital media era and discussed NVIDIA’s strategic relationships with key industry players, including AMD, Intel, and Microsoft.
“People around the world have embraced digital media with a passion, whether they are playing online games, editing videos, or exchanging photos on cell phones,” said Huang. “NVIDIA’s vision for the ‘ultimate’ digital media experience is the intersection of cinematic-quality graphics, seamless connectivity, and reliable out-of-the-box functionality. Our goal is to provide the technology and products that make the networked digital media experience intense, realistic, and compelling.”
The NVIDIA products announced today enhance the computing experience on a variety of platforms, including desktop PCs, notebooks, cell phones, and handheld devices, including:
Huang also spoke about NVIDIA’s commitment to continuing to build strong relationships with industry leaders. “Working with leading players such as AMD, Intel, and Microsoft is a cornerstone of our strategy,” he explained. “For example, we recently announced support for the PCI Express Architecture endorsed by Intel, an initiative that will dramatically improve multimedia graphics performance.”
Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA, demonstrated a Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition PC powered by NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA ForceWare multimedia software, saying: “We are excited to be working closely with Microsoft on the Media Center PC and other initiatives, including the evolution of Microsoft DirectX®. These innovations are changing the way people interact with their PCs.”
Joe Belfiore, general manager, Windows eHome Division, Microsoft Corporation, added: “We’ve been very pleased by the reception Media Center has received in the marketplace. We are thrilled to work with partners like NVIDIA to define new uses for the PC and turn it into a device that enables some really compelling, exciting consumer scenarios.”
For more information on NVIDIA’s new products or to see a rebroadcast of the press conference, please visit the Company Web site at www.nvidia.com.
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