2001 Press Releases

 



   
NVIDIA Locks-up Fall PC Line-ups With GeForce Titanium Graphics Processors
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 18, 2001 - In a show of unparalleled market acceptance, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce Titanium series of graphics processing units (GPU) has gained widespread adoption from more than 50 of the top PC OEMS and system builders worldwide. NVIDIA's GeForce Titanium GPUs are now offered in computer systems from over 50 system builders and top OEMs, including: ABS, Alienware, Compaq, Dell, Evesham, Falcon Northwest, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Legend, MicronPC, Nutrend, Polywell, Sys, Xi and more.

   
NVIDIA Wins Coveted “Eddy” Award From Macworld Magazine
SANTA CLARA, CA — DEC. 11—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its award-winning GeForce3™ Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has received an Editors’ Choice Award for “Acceleration Product” from Macworld magazine. In the 17th annual review of the products that help Mac users work and play, Macworld recognized GeForce3 as the most advanced graphics processors on the planet.


   
NVIDIA Honored by Fabless Semiconductor Association
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 10, 2001 - In recognition of its increasing momentum in 2001, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a publicly held fabless company focusing on advanced graphics and multimedia processing technologies, was honored by the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) for its outstanding accomplishments made during the year. NVIDIA was voted by the FSA and its members as the Most Respected Public Fabless Company and also earned the distinction of the Best Financially Managed Company. In addition, the FSA honored the Company for its achievement as the fastest U.S.-based semiconductor company to hit $1 billion in revenues. The seventh annual award gala and dinner celebration was held December 6th at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

   
NVIDIA Shading Technology Recognized for Advancing Game Development
SANTA CLARA, CA - - DECEMBER 10, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce3™ 3D graphics architecture was honored with Game Developer Magazine's prestigious Front Line award.


   
NVIDIA Announces Broad nForce Compatibility & Support from Leading Memory Suppliers
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 6, 2001 - Further evidence of the growing support of the Company's new platform initiatives, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) announced today that the industry's leading memory suppliers have completed validation and compatibility testing of a broad array of DDR memory modules on the company's nForce™ Platform Processing Architecture.

   
NVIDIA Graphics Technology Sweeps Maximum PC “Gear of the Year” Issue
SANTA CLARA, CA — DECEMBER 6, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its family of GeForce™-branded Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) has been recognized in Maximum PC magazine’s annual “Gear of the Year” issue for its award-winning performance, technology leadership, and unmatched feature set. In this special issue, PCs and add-in cards based on NVIDIA GeForce graphics technology, including the GeForce3™, GeForce2™ and GeForce2 Go GPUs, received a variety of editorial commendations.

   
NVIDIA Provides One-Two Graphics Punch to Fujitsu-Siemens Desktop PCs
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 3, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the GeForce3™ Ti 200 and GeForce2™ Ti graphics processing units (GPUs) are available in the SCALEO line of home personal computer systems from Fujitsu Siemens. The entire SCALEO range, including the SCALEO 800S, SCALEO 600 and SCALEO 400 are configurable to incorporate the Ti series of products.

   
NVIDIA Added to S&P 500 Index
SANTA CLARA, CA — NOVEMBER 29, 2001 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced Standard & Poor’s will include the Company in the S&P 500 Index after the close of trading on Thursday, November 29, 2001.

   
NVIDIA and PNY Technologies Launch “Got Voodoo – Get Verto” On-line Trade-in Promotion
Parsippany, NJ & Santa Clara, CA - NOVEMBER 26, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), in conjunction with PNY Technologies, announced today the “Got Voodoo – Get Verto” online redemption promotion for 3dfx™ Voodoo™ graphics card owners. For a limited time, end-users can trade in their Voodoo graphics cards with the purchase of select models of PNY Verto graphics cards for a cash-back rebate. In addition, an NVIDIA ForceWare™ Game CD, which features a selection of games and applications optimized for advanced graphics technology will be included.

   
NVIDIA-Based Compaq PCs Score an Unprecedented Double Victory
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 26, 2001 - Further validating the Company's top-to-bottom, cross-market business strategies, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its revolutionary graphics technologies helped Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) sweep the "Ultimate PC" round-up in issue 21 of PC Magazine.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 Go GPU Named Best Hardware by Cadence Magazine
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 15, 2001 - NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the editors of CADENCE Magazine have honored the NVIDIA Quadro(TM)2 Go, the industry's first mobile workstation graphics processing unit (GPU), with the prestigious CADENCE Editor's Choice Award. CADENCE Magazine recognizes CAD industry technology leaders for their contributions in moving the industry forward with the CADENCE Editor's Choice Awards.

   
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 Now Available in HP Pavilion Home PC
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 14, 2001 - NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the GeForce3(TM) Ti 500 graphics processing unit (GPU) is now available with Hewlett-Packard Company's HP Pavilion home PCs. The GeForce3 Ti 500 joins the GeForce3 Ti 200, making the entire GeForce3 Ti product family available to HP Pavilion customers.

   
NVIDIA's New Mobile GPU Raises Bar on Performance and Battery Life
COMDEX - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 12, 2001 - Addressing the major concerns of today's most demanding road warriors: battery life, DVD playback, performance, and size, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced their new-generation mobile graphics processing unit (GPU), code-named NV17M.

   
NVIDIA Reports Record Revenues and Earnings for Third Quarter Fiscal 2002
SANTA CLARA, CA. – NOVEMBER 8, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record revenues and earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2002 ended October 28, 2001.

   
NVIDIA nForce Platform Architecture Selected by MicronPC
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 7, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its highly-anticipated nForce™ Platform Processing Architecture has been selected by MicronPC to power their new line of Millennia® XP+ desktop PCs. NVIDIA's nForce is a revolutionary new PC platform design, integrating system, graphics, communications, and audio technologies to deliver unmatched system performance for the mainstream PC market.

   
NVIDIA GeForce3 GPU Named One of the Most Innovative Products of 2001
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 7, 2001 - NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the GeForce3(TM) graphics processing unit (GPU) has received the prestigious Innovation Award from Computer Graphics World magazine. Each year, the editors of Computer Graphics World and a distinguished panel of judges bestow the Innovation Awards to the products that best represent the essence of innovation in visual computing. Details on the award appear in the December 2001 issue of Computer Graphics World and can be viewed online at www.cgw.com.


   
NVIDIA to Host Conference Call
SANTA CLARA, CA – NOVEMBER 2, 2001 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2002, as well as its expectations for the year, on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 2:00 PM, Pacific Time. The Company's remarks will be followed by a question and answer period, which will be limited to questions from analysts and institutional investors.

   
NVIDIA GPUs Sweep PCWorld.com Top 10 List
SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 31, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the company’s line of graphics processing units (GPUs), including the award-winning GeForce3™ and GeForce2™ GPUs, has swept PCWorld.com’s Top 10 Graphics Board for Gamers feature. These 10 graphics boards, all NVIDIA GeForce3- and GeForce2-based products, were reviewed and tested by the PC World test center and selected for the list based on a combination of price, performance and features.

   
NVIDIA’s Family of Graphics and Platform Processors Primed and Ready for New Windows XP
SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 25, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) reported that its groundbreaking GeForce3™ series of graphics processors was selected by Microsoft® Corp. to power hundreds of PCs showcasing Windows® XP at official launch events held today nationwide, including Microsoft’s flagship bash in New York City.

   
New NVIDIA GeForce Titanium Series In Stores Now
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 18, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its award-winning GeForce™ Titanium series of graphics processing units (GPUs) are available for immediate purchase from Babbage's, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Electronics Boutique, GameStop, Micro Center, Software Etc., and other leading retailers nationwide. NVIDIA's add-in card partners have stocked retail shelves with graphics boards based on the GeForce2 Ti, GeForce3 Ti 200 and GeForce3 Ti 500 GPUs.

   
NVIDIA Corporation Licenses Shader Technology to Evans & Sutherland
Santa Clara, CA and Salt Lake City, UT — OCTOBER 17, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation (E&S®) (NASDAQ: ESCC), today announced the creation of a broad strategic alliance, which includes three key elements: (1) NVIDIA licensed its Shader Technology to E&S; (2) the companies agreed to a broad cross-license of technology; and (3) NVIDIA acquired key 3D graphics patents from E&S.

   
NVIDIA Offers Exclusive Gear at New Online Store
SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 17, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the opening of the “NVIDIA Gear Store”, a secure and comprehensive online shopping site, selling a variety of exclusive gear and merchandise, all adorning the distinctive NVIDIA logos and corporate colors. The new e-commerce store can be reached by visiting www.nvidiashop.com.

   
NVIDIA Detonator XP Earns Full Certification for Windows XP
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 15, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its Detonator XP unified driver architecture (UDA) has been awarded certification from the Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) for all versions of Microsoft's highly anticipated Windows XP operating system, available on Oct. 25. This certification further solidifies NVIDIA's commitment to produce the best software and hardware products specifically designed to unleash the power and features of Windows XP.

   
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti GPU Selected to Power IBM High Performance Desktop Line
SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 15, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce3TM Ti 500 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) will be available in the IBM® NetVista A and M series of desktop computer systems. NetVista systems represent IBM’s most powerful personal computer systems and are configured with cutting-edge technologies for maximum performance. IBM NetVista systems configured with the GeForce3 Ti 500 GPU can be purchased at http://www.ibm.com.

   
NVIDIA nForce and GeForce Products Deliver Highest Performance for AMD Athlon XP Processor 1800+
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 11, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its family of graphics and multimedia processors, including the revolutionary nForce™ platform processing architecture, has been optimized for the AMD® Athlon™ XP processor 1800+. By combining NVIDIA’s award-winning graphics and multimedia products with AMD’s new AMD Athlon™ XP processor featuring QuantiSpeed™ architecture, PC OEMs and system builders worldwide are able to provide a high-performance, feature rich platform architecture for end users using the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Featured in IBM Workstation Line
SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 10, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that IBM® (NYSE: IBM) has selected the NVIDIA Quadro™2 Pro workstation graphics solution to be standard equipment in the new IBM IntelliStation E Pro Professional Workstation. The selection of the Quadro2 Pro for the IntelliStation E Pro Workstation means Quadro2 Pro is available in all advanced 3D IBM IntelliStation workstations, and maintains NVIDIA’s top-to-bottom position in the IBM workstation product line.

   
NVIDIA Provides Muscle to Toshiba Windows XP-Based Notebooks
SANTA CLARA — OCTOBER 9, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. has chosen the NVIDIA GeForce2™ Go mobile GPU to provide the graphics horsepower for a variety of new Satellite®-branded notebook PCs, including the Satellite 3000-S304, Satellite 3005-S304 and Satellite 5005-S504, all featuring the new Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.

   
NVIDIA Extends Technology Lead with the Introduction of the GeForce Titanium Series
SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 1, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced its new GeForce Titanium series of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The GeForce3 Ti and GeForce2 Ti series of GPUs deliver breakthrough graphics technologies, each providing unprecedented levels of performance and visual quality. These new products also utilize NVIDIA’s high-performance Detonator XP driver, incorporating special software optimizations that immediately take full advantage of the newest features of the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.

   
NVIDIA GeForce Titanium Series of GPUs Selected by Top PC and Add-in-Card OEMs
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 1, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce(TM) Titanium series of graphics processing units (GPUs) has secured design wins with the industry's top suppliers. Starting October 12th, products based on these new NVIDIA GPUs will be introduced by the following add-in card companies in the next 45 days, including: ASUStek Computer, Inc., Creative Technology Ltd., ELSA, Leadtek Research, Inc., Gainward Co. Ltd., Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., MSI, PNY Technologies, and Visiontek, Inc.

   
NVIDIA's Stock Split Will Be Reflected When Equity Trading Resumes on Nasdaq
SANTA CLARA, CA — SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 — NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the two-for-one split of its Common Stock will be reflected as soon as trading in U.S. equity securities resumes on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The split was to have been effective on September 12th, as previously announced by NVIDIA on August 14th; however, the effectiveness of the split has been delayed due to the disruption of U.S. financial markets caused by the tragic terrorist attacks that occurred earlier this week.

   
NVIDIA Detonator XP Unleashes Power and Features of NVIDIA GPUs
SANTA CLARA, CA — SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today the availability of its Detonator™ XP unified driver for it’s award-winning family of 3D graphics processing units (GPUs). Detonator XP includes specific technology designed to unleash the power of the highly anticipated Windows® XP operating system (www.nvidia.com/windowsxp). It also provides performance enhancements for Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows Me environments. Detonator XP is available free of charge, and can be downloaded today at www.nvidia.com.

   
NVIDIA Creates High-Performance Digital Content Creation Platform with HP
SANTA CLARA, CA — SEPTEMBER 6, 2001 — NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its Quadro(TM) DCC-based ELSA(R) GLoria(TM) DCC workstation graphics solution (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=workstation) has been qualified as a Distinctive Product for integration into Hewlett Packard Company workstations via HP and ELSA channel partners, VARs and systems integrators.

   
NVIDIA Demonstrates Its Windows XP Advantage at Microsoft System Builder Roadshow
SANTA CLARA, CA — SEPTEMBER 6, 2001 —NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the company is partnering with Microsoft® at the OEM System Builder Windows® XP Roadshow. By accelerating all of the new features of the new operating system NVIDIA provides the ultimate platform for System Builders developing Windows XP systems.

   
NVIDIA Announces Breakthrough Power Saving Technology for Mobile GPUs
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 30, 2001 – Looking to extend battery life in notebook PCs, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced PowerMizer™, a radical new mobile technology that allows end users to extend battery life by way of a flexible power management system integrated in both the hardware and software.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Graphics Now Available on Next-Generation HP Workstations
SANTA CLARA, CA — AUGUST 28, 2001 — NVIDIA(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that NVIDIA Quadro(TM)2 Pro graphics solutions will be used in Hewlett-Packard Company’s line of professional workstations based on the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor.

   
NVIDIA Personal Cinema Redefines PC Home Entertainment
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM – SAN JOSE - AUGUST 27, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced NVIDIA Personal Cinema, the industry’s most complete digital entertainment solution, offering consumers an sophisticated blend of consumer-friendly video functionality, industry leading DVD playback and award-winning 3D graphics technology all in one consumer friendly package. NVIDIA Personal Cinema is the first product of its kind to implement a multi-function remote control, ensuring users of a simplified and intuitive interactive PC/video experience.

   
NVIDIA's Leading Edge Digital Architecture Drives New Levels of Visual Quality
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM (IDF) – SAN JOSE — AUGUST 27, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today displayed the next step in the adoption of digital displays.

   
NVIDIA Reports Record Revenues and Earnings for Second Quarter Fiscal 2002
SANTA CLARA, CA. – August 14, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record revenues and earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2002 ended July 29, 2001.

   
NVIDIA Corporation Announces Two-for-One Stock Split
SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 14, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one stock split of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock to be effected in the form of a 100% stock dividend. The stock split will entitle each stockholder of record at the close of business on August 28, 2001 to receive one additional share for every outstanding share of common stock held. The additional shares resulting from the stock split are expected to be distributed by the transfer agent on or about September 11, 2001. Upon the completion of the stock split, NVIDIA will have approximately 143 million shares of common stock outstanding.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 Go Fuels New Class of Fujitsu Siemens Mobile Workstations
SIGGRAPH 2001 – LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 14, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has chosen the new NVIDIA Quadro2 Go mobile graphics processing unit (GPU) for their Celsius line of mobile workstations PCs. By incorporating the powerful graphics enabled by new Quadro2 Go in the Celsius Mobile H, FSC will deliver the world’s first professional workstation in a notebook format. Celsius Mobile H systems featuring the Quadro2 Go will be available in fall of 2001.

   
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Rendered in Real Time on NVIDIA GPUs
SIGGRAPH 2001 – LOS ANGELES — AUGUST 14, 2000 — The graphics industry took a quantum leap forward today at SIGGRAPH 2001 when NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) rendered Columbia Pictures’ computer-generated (CG) animated motion picture, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, in real-time. This groundbreaking demonstration takes place in the NVIDIA booth (#1701) and SQUARE booth (#1927) using NVIDIA’s Quadro™ workstation graphics technology, the industry’s leading workstation 3D solutions. Square USA Inc. research and development division developed the software for the technology demo. The real-time demonstration was made possible by NVIDIA’s nfiniteFX™ shading technology, including vertex and pixel shaders, to overcome the technical challenges presented in creating realistic skin, hair, clothing and other organic attributes.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Full Compatibility and Compliance for OpenGL 1.3 API
SIGGRAPH – LOS ANGELES — AUGUST 14, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that it has fully implemented the new OpenGL® 1.3 Application Programming Interface (API), exposing new features and assisting developers in creating real-time cinematic effects. With its full support of the OpenGL 1.3 API, NVIDIA has enabled new features including multi-texturing, cube mapping, and multi-sample antialiasing on NVIDIA’s graphics processing units (GPUs), which are used in a variety of computing platforms.

   
NVIDIA Establishes Industry's First Workstation-Class Mobile GPU
SIGGRAPH 2001 – LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 14, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced today Quadro2 Go, the industry’s first graphics processing unit (GPU) that allows engineers, animators and technical professionals to achieve higher-levels of real-time interactivity on a mobile platform. NVIDIA’s Quadro2 Go sets a new standard for 2D and 3D performance in professional applications, and offers the features, rendering precision, and certifications critical to workstation customers – bringing desktop workstation performance and quality to the mobile computing market.

   
NVIDIA Named Leading Supplier of Graphics Solutions for the Workstation Market
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 13, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced it has been ranked the leading supplier of graphics solutions for the workstation graphics segment by Gartner Dataquest, an internationally-recognized market research firm. The new study, titled Workstation Graphics Cards Market Shares: 2H00, reported that products featuring NVIDIA workstation solutions held 32% market share in the worldwide-branded workstation market, and 46% in the worldwide-branded IA workstation market.

   
NVIDIA Corporation Second Quarter Results Conference Call
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – AUGUST 8, 2001-- NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2002. The company's remarks will be followed by a question and answer period, which will be limited to questions from analysts and institutional investors.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Powers Top Systems in Cadalyst Magazine Review
SANTA CLARA, CA — AUGUST 8, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that systems equipped with its Quadro™2 Pro workstation graphics solutions swept the review of dual-processor workstations appearing in the August 2001 issue of Cadalyst Magazine, one of the leading publications for the computer-aided design (CAD) industry. In the article, entitled “Dual Processors Deliver”, the Xi® Computer Corporation Xi 2400 MTower™ MP was one of two systems featuring the Quadro2 Pro that received a perfect five-star rating and was awarded the Cadaylst Labs Highly Recommended Award. The complete article can be viewed at http://www.cadalyst.com/reviews/hardware/0801wkstn/index.htm.

   
NVIDIA GeForce2 Go Powers New Dell Business Notebooks
SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 2, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Dell® Computer Corporation, the leading notebook provider as ranked by Gartner Dataquest, has selected the NVIDIA GeForce2 Go™ mobile graphics processing unit (GPU) for its new Latitude™ C810 and Inspiron™ 8100 business notebook PCs.

   
NVIDIA TwinView Standard in New Power Mac
MACWORLD 2001 - NEW YORK - JULY 18, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its TwinView™ display architecture is now available for Apple’s Power Mac G4 line of computers. NVIDIA’s GeForce2™ MX is the standard GPU of choice for Apple’s new Power Mac G4 configurations available through retail, while the GeForce3™ GPU is a configure-to-order (CTO) option. All of NVIDIA’s products are available through The Apple Store (www.apple.com) and through Apple resellers.

   
Toshiba America Chooses NVIDIA GeForce2 Go for New Thin and Light Notebook Line
SANTA CLARA — JULY 11, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. has chosen the GeForce2 Go™ for their new Satellite® 3000/3005 thin and light line of notebook PCs. Satellite 3000/3005 systems featuring the GeForce2 Go are available now directly from Toshiba through shoptoshiba.com and retail outlets.

   
NVIDIA Wins 2001 E3 Game Critic Award
SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 9, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its GeForce3™ Graphics Processing Unit captured the award for best PC Hardware from the E3 Game Critics. Selected by a prestigious group of more than 35 editors from North America's largest print and online publications, the recognition of the NVIDIA Geforce3 is a testament to the strength of the GeForce brand and the level of innovation inherent to NVIDIA technology.

   
NVIDIA Ranked #1 Semiconductor Company in BusinessWeek's "The Info Tech 100"
SANTA CLARA, CA — JUNE 19, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has earned the highest ranking for semiconductor companies for the second straight year in BusinessWeek’s “Information Technology Annual Report - The Info Tech 100” cover story dated June 18, 2001. In addition to the #1 ranking for semiconductor companies, NVIDIA earned the fourth spot overall in the annual wrap-up of the world’s top technology companies.

   
NVIDIA Supports Itanium-Based, High-Performance Workstations
SANTA CLARA, JUNE 13, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its Quadro2 family of workstation solutions has been optimized to deliver high-performance graphics on the new Intel® Itanium™ processor. NVIDIA has added several optimizations to NVIDIA’s unified driver architecture (UDA) to exploit the 64-bit addressing, floating-point performance and the Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing™ (EPIC) features introduced in the Intel Itanium architecture.

   
NVIDIA's nForce Platform Architecture Selected by Fujitsu-Siemens
London – JUNE 4, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Fujitsu-Siemens has chosen the new nForce™ Platform Architecture as one of the core technology foundation of their consumer PC. NVIDIA’s nForce is an innovative new PC platform design, integrating system, core graphics, communications, and audio technologies to deliver unmatched system performance for the mainstream desktop PC market.

   
NVIDIA Introduces nForce Platform Processing Architecture
Taiwan, Taipei – June 4, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced its new nForce™ Platform Processing Architecture today at the COMPUTEX tradeshow in Taiwan. NVIDIA’s nForce is a revolutionary new PC platform design, integrating system, graphics, communications, and audio technologies to deliver unmatched system performance for the mainstream PC market.


   
NVIDIA First to Deliver Dolby Digital Real-Time Encoder to the Desktop PC Market
Taipei, Taiwan - June 04, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its new nForce Platform Processing Architecture is the first PC system platform to integrate the new Dolby™ Digital Interactive Content Encoder, a breakthrough technology that dynamically encodes multi-channel audio into Dolby Digital 5.1 in real-time, allowing gaming and audio enthusiasts to experience explosive, cinematic audio when using their home theater systems.

   
NVIDIA to Adopt AMD HyperTransport Technology
Taiwan, Taipei - June 04, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and AMD (Nasdaq: AMD) today announced that NVIDIA will be among the first adopters of AMD’s new HyperTransport™ technology. This technology will increase the performance of NVIDIA's new nForce™ Platform Processing Architecture, a revolutionary new system architecture integrating the nForce Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP) and the nForce Media and Communications Processor (MCP) for the fastest, most robust, and feature-rich PC platform available.


   
NVIDIA Expands Family of GeForce2 Go Mobile GPUs
SANTA CLARA, CA—February 26, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced the NVIDIA GeForce2 Go™ 100 and 200 GPUs designed for the mainstream mobile market. Featuring a 45% reduction in package size for thin and light notebooks, the GeForce2 Go 100 and 200 mobile GPUs are designed to provide mainstream notebook computers with the 3D, 2D and multimedia performance previously available only on desktop PCs. Featuring the smallest package ever for a notebook PC graphics processor, GeForce2 Go solutions use less real estate than competing solutions with integrated memory. Utilizing dynamic software and hardware power management techniques, GeForce2Go 100 is also an extremely power efficient solution consuming as little as 0.5 watts.

   
NVIDIA Added to Nasdaq-100 Index
Santa Clara, CA – May 24, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in graphics processors and multimedia devices, today announced it has been added to the Nasdaq-100 Index®, effective with the market open on Thursday, May 31, 2001. Shares of NVIDIA will also be included in the Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking StockSM (Amex: QQQ)

   
NVIDIA Reports Revenues and Earnings for First Quarter Fiscal 2002
Santa Clara, CA – May 22, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported revenues and earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2002 ended April 29, 2001.

   
NVIDIA Sets New Price/Performance With New Quadro2 EX Workstation GPU
Santa Clara, CA – May 16, 2001 – Broadening the accessibility to its award-winning family of workstation products, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today the Quadro2™ EX, a high-value, entry-level workstation graphics solution. The new Quadro2 EX complements the Quadro2 family of workstation solutions by combining NVIDIA's professional-strength 2D and 3D performance, comprehensive application support and industry-leading quality at unprecedented price points.


   
NVIDIA Quadro2 EX Selected for IntelliStation E-Pro Workstations
Santa Clara, CA – May 16, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that IBM® (NYSE: IBM) has selected NVIDIA's Quadro2 EX workstation graphics solution for the IBM IntelliStation Professional Workstations. The NVIDIA Quadro2 EX is slated to be the engine that drives the IntelliStation E Pro's 2D and 3D graphics performance. The perfect complement to IBM's E Pro line of affordable workstations, the NVIDIA Quadro2 EX is a high value workstation graphics solution that offers professional strength 2D and 3D performance, comprehensive application support and industry leading quality at unprecedented price points.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 EX Powers Compaq's Workstation Lineup
Santa Clara, CA – May 16, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) has selected the Quadro2 EX™ workstation graphics solution to be standard equipment in the Compaq Deskpro and Professional Workstation lines. The new Quadro2 EX combines NVIDIA's professional-strength 2D and 3D performance, comprehensive application support and industry-leading quality at unprecedented price points. Compaq offers the entire Quadro2 family of workstation solutions, top to bottom, through Compaq's Web site, Partner Direct or agent programs.

   
NVIDIA Announces Quadro DCC Graphics Solution for 3D Content Creators
Santa Clara, CA – May 14, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today Quadro DCCTM, the premiere professional graphics solution certified for real-time character animation, next-generation game development, and visual effects production. This new solution from NVIDIA features built-in support for programmable vertex shader and programmable pixel shader technology, enabling real-time rendering of a virtually infinite palette of special effects - unlocking the power of digital content creation software, such as 3ds max TM 4, Discreet TM's award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering program. ELSA® will sell the Quadro DCC as the ELSA GLoria TM DCC exclusively through Discreet's vast network of 3ds max resellers.

   
NVIDIA Grabs Top Spot in Workstation Market
Santa Clara, CA – May 2, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today it is the largest supplier of graphics solutions for the workstation graphics segment as reported in a recent study conducted by Gartner Dataquest, an internationally recognized market research firm. The study found that products featuring NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) held the largest market share in the workstation graphics segment with 34%.

   
NVIDIA Subsidiary Completes Its Purchase of Certain 3dfx Graphics Assets
Santa Clara, CA – April 19, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, NVIDIA US Investment Company, completed its purchase of certain graphics assets of 3dfx Interactive (Nasdaq: TDFX).

   
NVIDIA GeForce2 Go Selected by Dell for Inspiron 8000
Santa Clara, CA – April 16, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Dell Computer Corporation has chosen the new GeForce2 Go™ for their Inspiron® 8000 notebook PCs. The 3D graphics speed of the GeForce2 Go graphic processing unit (GPU) and high-performance features of the Inspiron 8000 combine to make the latest notebook in the Inspiron line a compelling replacement for a desktop PC. Systems featuring the GeForce2 Go are available now at www.dell.com.


   
NVIDIA Earns EDN Innovation Award
Santa Clara, CA – April 12, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the NVIDIA GeForce2™ 3D graphics architecture and family of processors received the prestigious EDN Magazine Innovation of the Year Award for the multimedia category. NVIDIA offers a range GeForce2 based solutions for both the desktop PC and mobile computing platforms that represent the best technology in 3D graphics today.


   
NVIDIA to Present at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Conference
Santa Clara, CA – March 6, 2001 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO, and key members of the NVIDIA executive management team will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter annual Semiconductor and Systems Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California, on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 8:30 A.M. Pacific time.

   
NVIDIA Expands GeForce2 MX Family of GPUs
Santa Clara, CA – March 6, 2001 – In an effort to deliver high-performance, feature-rich graphics processing unit (GPU) capabilities to every end-user, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today unveiled the GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 GPUs. Featuring the 256-bit core technology of the GeForce2 family, 64 and 128-bit memory interface, and various clock speeds--this family of GPUs brings high-performance desktop GPU performance and capabilities to the value mainstream market.


   
NVIDIA GeForce3 Graphics Architecture Optimized for AMD Athlon Processors
San Jose, CA – February 28, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the GeForce3™ has been optimized to take advantage of the unique technologies found in the AMD™ Athlon™ processor architecture and platforms. The AMD Athlon processor architecture enables cutting-edge applications with a host of features including platform support for PC2100 Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, a superpipelined architecture optimized for high clock rates, a high-performance cache architecture, and enhanced 3DNow!™ technology. The NVIDIA GeForce3 GPU and software drivers leverage the Athlon features and PC2100 DDR memory to unleash unprecedented visual excitement and sizzling frame rates for the ultimate 3D graphics experience.



   
NVIDIA GeForce3 GPU Optimized for Intel Platforms
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM – San Jose, CA – February 28, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the new NVIDIA GeForce3™ graphics processing unit (GPU) delivers the highest level of graphics performance available on Intel® architectures. Tuned to optimally leverage the all-new Intel NetBurst™ micro-architecture and enhanced system bandwidth of the Intel Pentium® 4 processor, the NVIDIA GeForce3 GPU shakes up 3D acceleration on Intel platforms. Photo-realistic visualizations, full-screen action even in complex scenes, and enhanced organic textures from the NVIDIA GeForce3 bring ambiance, personality, and unique style to games and other graphics application on Intel-based platforms.

   
NVIDIA GeForce3 Chosen by Top PC and Graphics Board OEMs
San Jose, CA – February 28, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the NVIDIA GeForce3™ graphics processor unit (GPU) has secured design wins with the industry's top PC OEMs. With revolutionary programmability and performance, the NVIDIA GeForce3 GPU sets a new milestone in the graphics industry. Photo-realistic visualizations, full-screen action even in complex scenes, and enhanced organic textures from the NVIDIA GeForce3 bring ambiance, personality, and unique style to games and other graphics applications. The rapid adoption by leading OEMs underscores the technical innovations of the NVIDIA GeForce3 and ensures that PC users will gain early access to a wave of next-generation capabilities.

   
NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3 for the PC
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM – SAN JOSE, CA – February 27, 2001 – Just 5 days after the original announcement for the Macintosh platform, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced today the GeForce3TM GPU (graphics processing unit) for the PC. The GeForce3 GPU is based on a radical new graphics architecture that will offer breakthrough graphics to multiple markets, including the desktop PC and the Macintosh® platforms. This groundbreaking GPU includes the same core technology as NVIDIA's highly anticipated Xbox GPU (XGPU) for Microsoft's XboxTM game console.

   
NVIDIA Expands Family of GeForce2 Go Mobile GPUs
SANTA CLARA, CA—February 26, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced the NVIDIA GeForce2 Go™ 100 and 200 GPUs designed for the mainstream mobile market. Featuring a 45% reduction in package size for thin and light notebooks, the GeForce2 Go 100 and 200 mobile GPUs are designed to provide mainstream notebook computers with the 3D, 2D and multimedia performance previously available only on desktop PCs. Featuring the smallest package ever for a notebook PC graphics processor, GeForce2 Go solutions use less real estate than competing solutions with integrated memory. Utilizing dynamic software and hardware power management techniques, GeForce2Go 100 is also an extremely power efficient solution consuming as little as 0.5 watts.

   
NVIDIA Introduces GeForce3--Breaks New Ground in the Quest for Real-Time Cinematic Graphics
MACWORLD—TOKYO—February 22, 2001—Providing the catalyst for a new graphics revolution, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced the world's most advanced graphics processor, the GeForce3TM GPU for the Macintosh® platform at Macworld Expo Tokyo 2001.

   
NVIDIA Reports Record Revenues and Earnings for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2001
SANTA CLARA, CA—February 14, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001 and the year ended January 28, 2001.

   
NVIDIA Reaches Critical Xbox Milestone--GPU and MCP Processors Released to Fab
SANTA CLARA, CA—February 14, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported that two key processors for the Xbox™ video game console, the Xbox Graphics Processing Unit (XGPU) and Xbox Media Communications Processor ( MCPX), have both been released for fabrication. The two processors are manufactured in TSMC's advanced 0.15um, 7 layer metal process. The combination of NVIDIA's XGPU and MCPX will produce never-before-experienced 3D graphics, high definition video, audio, and broadband capabilities.

   
NVIDIA GeForce2 Go Now Available from Toshiba
SANTA CLARA, CA—February 12, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the industry's first mobile GPU, the GeForce2 GoTM, will be featured in the new and enhanced Satellite 2805 Series notebook from Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. The GeForce2 Go graphics processing unit (GPU) delivers breakthrough graphics performance previously only available on a desktop PC, making the Satellite 2805 Series a truly desktop performing portable computer, and the mobile solution for gaming enthusiasts, graphic artists, and business users.

   
NVIDIA Corporation- Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End Results Conference Call
SANTA CLARA, CA—February 7, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending January 28, 2001, as well as expectations for fiscal 2002. The company's remarks will be followed by a question and answer period, which will be limited to questions from analysts and institutional investors.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Graphics Chosen for HP Visualize Personal Workstation Lineup
SANTA CLARA, CA—February 5, 2001—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP), as part of the HP Leadership Graphics Program, now offers the NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro™ graphics solution with the HP Visualize Personal Workstation family. By enabling extremely realistic, real-time visualizations and incorporating a host of optimizations for leading digital content creation (DCC) and computer aided design (CAD) software applications, the Quadro2 Pro provides the ultimate balance between price and performance in a workstation graphics solution. Configuration information for the HP Visualize p- and x-class workstations can be found on the web at www.hp.com/workstations.

   
NVIDIA Introduces DirectX 8 Development Kit--Key Enabler in Developing Content for Microsoft's Xbox and PCs
SANTA CLARA, CA—January 30, 2001—As part of its on-going strategy to drive content creation to the next level, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced today its DirectX® 8 Development Kit for the content and game developer community. NVIDIA designed the DirectX 8 Development Kit to help developers capitalize on the breakthrough features enabled by Microsoft's® (Nasdaq: MSFT) DirectX 8.0 application program interface (API) and NVIDIA's highly programmable next generation graphics processing unit (GPU).


   
NVIDIA Graphics Standard on Apple's New Power Mac G4 Systems
SANTA CLARA, CA - January 9, 2001 - NVIDIA® (Nasdaq - NVDA) Corporation today announced its initial entry into the Macintosh® market with its GeForce2 MXTM graphics processing unit (GPU). NVIDIA's award-winning GeForce2 MX is included in Apple's® new line of Power MacTM G4 computers unveiled today. The combination of blazingly fast graphics processing and powerful features, such as sophisticated transform and lighting and the NVIDIA Shading RasterizerTM (NSR) for per-pixel shading capabilities, provides unprecedented interactive realism to the Macintosh platform.


 
 
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