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COMPUTEX 2003—TAIPEI, TAIWAN—SEPTEMBER 23, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced NVIDIA® ForceWare™, a powerful new suite of software tools and utilities designed to unleash unparalleled digital media experiences across all computing platforms. NVIDIA ForceWare provides increased productivity, stability, and functionality for all desktop and mobile PCs utilizing NVIDIA GeForce™ graphics hardware and NVIDIA nForce™ platform solutions.
“With the introduction of ForceWare, NVIDIA is expanding its technology leadership into the software world,” said Ujesh Desai, director of software product management at NVIDIA. “By delivering industry-leading features, innovative new features, and a unified driver architecture for all of our product lines, end users are able to achieve higher levels of productivity and functionality from their NVIDIA-based systems.”
The foundation of NVIDIA ForceWare is the revolutionary NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), which delivers forward-and-backward hardware and software compatibility across all NVIDIA products.
The NVIDIA ForceWare unified software environment (USE) includes new drivers and compilers; desktop management software; system management software; and new multimedia software.
The foundation of NVIDIA ForceWare is the revolutionary NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), which delivers forward-and-backward hardware and software compatibility across all NVIDIA products. For NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs), ForceWare provides stunning visual quality and blazing performance, while enabling users to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies through continuous online updates.
Desktop Management Software
ForceWare features a robust set of desktop management tools, enabling users to customize their Microsoft® Windows® desktop experience, connect multiple displays, adjust video levels for DVD viewing, and change screen orientation for unique monitor configurations.
New System Management Software
For nForce media and communications processors (MCPs), the NVIDIA ForceWare system management tools include desktop overclocking and monitoring utilities for high-speed system performance; unparalleled security and firewall features; NVMixer™ for configuring audio and speaker environments; and NVIDIA RAID for multiple disk management For mobile computing environments, ForceWare also incorporates NVIDIA PowerMizer™ technology for dynamic power and battery management capabilities.
Innovative Multimedia Software
The NVIDIA ForceWare Multimedia tools integrate PC multimedia functionality into a simple-to-use interface, allowing end users to record live TV, watch DVDs, burn a TV show to recordable media, listen to music, and even stream content to other clients.
NVIDIA ForceWare software will be available for download on www.nvidia.com in October.
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.
Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, 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, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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