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NVIDIA Technology Selected for New HP Media Center PCs

 
 

NVIDIA Hardware Delivers Rich Multimedia Platform for Powering the Digital Media Experience – At Home or on the Go

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Carrie Cowan
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-7330
ccowan@nvidia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

REDMOND, WA─SEPTEMBER 30, 2003─NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA GeForce™ FX and GeForce FX Go graphics processing units (GPUs) have been selected by HP to power a new generation of Media Center PCs based on the new Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004. As part of select HP Media Center desktop and notebook PCs, NVIDIA® GPUs provide a feature-rich, high-performance multimedia platform for powering a variety of digital entertainment applications—including watching live TV, DVD playback, playing 3D games, viewing and editing digital photos and home videos, and more.

“HP is a trailblazer in redefining the home PC for the new digital entertainment era. For this new generation of HP products, NVIDIA again provides a dedicated technology platform capable of unleashing the digital entertainment experience at its full potential,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “With HP’s outstanding retail presence, we fully expect demand for this new class of PC to explode.”

HP Media Center PCs equipped with NVIDIA-based products benefit from the GeForce FX video processing engine for uninterrupted, high-quality video playback, while the award-winning display architecture and tightly integrated software suite optimizes and extends the Media Center experience to give consumers more control over their viewing experience. Additionally, because select models of HP Media Center PCs feature GeForce FX-class GPUs, consumers are assured the same quality, features and performance with the latest games on both desktop and notebook PCs.

“NVIDIA and HP have a successful track record with the HP Media Center PC, using NVIDIA graphics technology in our first generation of products,” said John Romano, senior vice president, HP’s Consumer PC business. “We expect to carry that momentum into this holiday season with a new line of desktop and notebook products designed with the perfect blend of hardware and software technologies to further transform the way people think about digital entertainment, at home or on the go.”

Pre-configured models equipped with NVIDIA hardware include the HP Media Center m380n and m390n Photosmart PCs and the HP Media Center zd7000 notebook PC. For more information on each model or “where to buy” information for North America, please log onto www.nvidia.com/mediacenter or www.hp.com.
 
About NVIDIA
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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