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Fellowship Grants of $25,000 in the Coming Year

For further information, contact:

Hector Marinez Chandra Chejj
NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Fellowship Manager
(408) 486-3443 (512) 401-4350
hmarinez@nvidia.com fellowship@nvidia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 2, 2009— NVIDIA today announced that it is now accepting applications for its ninth annual NVIDIA Fellowship Program, to fund work that helps to solve complex visual computing challenges. Grants of $25,000 for each selected project will be announced in Spring 2010.

The program is open to applicants worldwide from today through Feb. 3, 2010. Eligibility criteria include completion of the first year of Ph.D. level studies in the areas of computer architecture, computer science, electrical engineering, high-performance computing, scientific computing, or a related area. In addition, applicants must hold a current membership on an active research team. For further information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/page/fellowship_programs.html or email: fellowship@nvidia.com.

“The Fellowship Program aims to provide funding to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high-performance computing industries,” said Bill Dally, chief scientist at NVIDIA. “Award recipients will not only receive crucial funding for their research. They will also be able to conduct groundbreaking work with access to NVIDIA products, technology and some of the most talented minds in the field.”

Since its inception in 2002, the NVIDIA Fellowship program has awarded more than $1.8 million in funding to over 75 Ph.D. research students.

About NVIDIA Research
NVIDIA Research has a variety of initiatives and programs aimed at advancing visual, parallel and mobile computing. These include funding and board donations for university research projects through professor partnerships and graduate fellowships; working with faculty to develop curriculum, providing access to developer forums, pre-released tools and drivers through NVIDIA’s Developer Relations Program; and providing free online access to some of NVIDIA’s award-winning books and coursework. Current work being done by the group spans many domains that include: realistic rendering, ray tracing, physical simulation, scientific computing, computational photography, programming languages and systems, computer architecture, and VLSI circuits. NVIDIA Research is led by the company’s chief scientist, Bill Dally. For more information, please visit www.nvidia.com/research.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from portable media players to notebooks to workstations. NVIDIA’s expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. Fortune magazine has ranked NVIDIA #1 in innovation in the semiconductor industry for two years in a row. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the focus and impact of the NVIDIA Fellowship Program are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: a change in the focus of the NVIDIA Fellowship Program; development of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 26, 2009. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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