1998 Press Releases

 



   
FSA Recognizes NVIDIA as the Most Respected Private Fabless Semiconductor Company
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 11, 1998 -- The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) voted NVIDIA Corporation The Industry's Most Respected Private Fabless Company at the FSA's Anniversary Dinner Celebration on Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. This is the second consecutive year that NVIDIA has won this award. The event attracted over 900 of the industry's top executives.

   
NVIDIA Launches High I.Q. Program
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 2, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation announced today its High I.Q. program to identify, market and sell leading-edge software titles that take advantage of the advanced 3D capabilities of the RIVA TNT(TM). The new program, which is co-sponsored by PC Gamer, STB Systems and Diamond Multimedia, is the result of the "Raise Your I.Q." developer program launched in the first half of the year to assist developers with improving the image quality of their latest software titles.

   
New NVIDIA and Chumbo.com Alliance Allows End Users to Purchase the Hottest 3D Applications Online
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 2, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation announced today that they have entered into a deal with Chumbo.Com to set up an E-commerce site which will allow NVIDIA end-users to review and purchase 3D applications, specifically designed to take advantage of features found in NVIDIA's family of 3D processors. Accessing the new web-site can be done at www.nvidia.com/highiq.

   
NVIDIA RIVA TNT Powers Fujitsu PC's
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation announced today that Fujitsu Limited has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA TNT(TM) 3D graphics processor for a select model in their FMV Series of Desktop Computers. The RIVA TNT, the world's fastest graphics processor(Source: Mercury Research), is made available via the Diamond Viper V550 from Diamond Multimedia Systems (NASDAQ: DIMD).

   
NVIDIA'S RIVA TNT to be Featured in New Compaq Prosignia Desktop PCs
SANTA CLARA, CA -NOVEMBER 11, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation today announced that a graphics board based on NVIDIA's RIVA TNT(TM) 3D graphics processor was selected for the new Compaq Prosignia Desktop Series of PCs designed for growing businesses.

   
Compaq's Presario 5600 Powered by NVIDIA'S RIVA TNT
SANTA CLARA, CA -NOVEMBER 11, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation announced today that Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:CPQ) is offering the RIVA TNT(TM) 3D graphics processor for its Presario 5600 series of PCs. The RIVA TNT is an upgrade option made available via the Viper V550 graphics board from Diamond Multimedia (NASDAQ: DIMD).

   
Professional Gamers League Chooses NVIDIA as Official 3D Graphics Technology
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 11, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation today announced that the RIVA family of 3D graphic processors will be the official 3D graphics processors of the AMD(R) Professional Gamers League (PGL)(TM). Created and owned by Total Entertainment Network (TEN) in 1997, the PGL was the first on-line, professional sports league for computer game players.

   
Gateway Selects NVIDIA's RIVA TNT
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - November 2, 1998 -- NVIDIATM Corporation announced today that Gateway (NYSE:GTW), a leading global manufacturer of build-to-order personal computer systems, has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA TNTTM 3D graphics processor for their new GX-450XL consumer PC solution.

   
NVIDIA's 3D Processor Sweeps PC Magazine's Editors' Choice Award for Second Year in a Row
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - November 2, 1998 -- NVIDIA(TM) Corporation announced today that its award-winning RIVA TNT (TM) 3D processor enabled two industry leaders to achieve excellence by winning PC Magazine's coveted Editors' Choice Awards.

   
Micron Selects NVIDIA's RIVA TNT
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - October 23, 1998 -- NVIDIATM Corporation announced today that Micron Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MUEI), the PC industry's third largest direct vendor, has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA TNTTM 3D graphics processor for their Millenia(R) MaxTM high-performance desktop systems. The RIVA TNT, the world's fastest graphics processor, is available as an option through the Viper V550 from Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIMD).

   
Dell First to Incorporate NVIDIA's RIVA TNT
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - September 28, 1998 -- NVIDIATM Corporation announced today that Dell(R) Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL), the world's leading direct computer systems company, has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA TNTTM 3D graphics processor for their newest line of DimensionTM XPS(R) PCs.

   
NVIDIA Elected to OpenGL Architecture Review Board
SANTA CLARA, CA - September 23, 1998 - Continuing its leadership support of industry standards, NVIDIATM Corporation announced today that it has been elected to the OpenGL(R) Architecture Review Board (ARB). Following a vote by Silicon Graphics, Inc. and other members of the organization including, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Evans and Sutherland, IBM, Intel, Intergraph and Microsoft, NVIDIA was voted to help play a part in the ongoing definition of OpenGL.

   
NVIDIA Will Vigorously Defend Itself in Recent Nuisance Lawsuit
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - September 23, 1998 -- NVIDIA Corporation announced today that it has received a copy of a press release alleging that 3Dfx has filed patent infringement lawsuit against NVIDIA in the US District Court in Northern California.

   
Gateway 2000 Selects NVIDIA RIVA 128ZX
NVIDIA ® Corporation announced today that Gateway 2000 (NYSE:GTW), a leading global manufacturer of build-to-order personal computer systems, will be using the RIVA 128ZX ™ 3D graphics processor in their G-Series of consumer PC solutions and GP-Series of small business PC solutions. This new 8MB-AGP version of the Velocity 128, from STB Systems, Inc., provides industry leading 3D performance, in addition to 2D and video acceleration, for the mainstream PC market.

   
NVIDIA RIVA TNT Powers Over 30 Titles at ECTS '98
ECTS, LONDON - SEPTEMBER 5, 1998 - At ECTS in London, the NVIDIA Corporation today announced that over 30 game titles, including the Direct 3D version of Unreal, will be shown on the RIVA TNT in Microsoft's booth (#N390) at ECTS, in London, September 6 - 8. Shiny Interactive will also premiere their hot new game title Messiah using the key features of the RIVA TNT.

   
NVIDIA and Gremlin Interactive Announce Strategic Partnership
ECTS, LONDON SEPTEMBER 5, 1998 NVIDIA Corporation and Gremlin Group PLC today announced that two companies have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at producing next generation applications that take full advantage of NVIDIA's latest 3D technology, including the new features of the RIVA TNT 3D processor.

   
NVIDIA Announces Co-development of Microsoft DirectX 6.0
SANTA CLARA, CA - September 3, 1998 - NVIDIA(tm) Corporation announced today that it co-developed the advanced multi-texturing features, an advanced 3D capability, in Microsoft's new DirectX 6.0 Direct3D application programming interface (API). The new functionality in Direct3D enables 3D software titles to take direct advantage of the true single-pass multi-texturing found on NVIDIA's RIVA TNT(tm) 3D processor.

   
NVIDIA's RIVA TNT Is the Fastest PC Graphics Processor
SUNNYVALE, CA - September 3, 1998 - NVIDIA Corporation announced today that the RIVA TNT ranked first on the 3D and 2D benchmark tests conducted by Mercury Research Inc . of Scottsdale, AZ, an industry leading research and consulting firm. Both the 2D and 3D benchmark results were the highest graphics scores ever reported by Mercury Research.

   
NVIDIA Is Most Influential 3D Processor Company According to PC Magazine
SANTA CLARA, CA - September 1, 1998 - NVIDIA Corporation announced today that they are the most influential 3D processor company according to PC Magazine's article titled "The PC Magazine100 Most Influential Companies" by Jake Kirchner. The company received the highest ranking, of 3D processor companies, in the article scheduled to hit newsstands on September 22, 1998.

   
NVIDIA Defeats Preliminary Injuction Motion
SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 31, 1998 - NVIDIA ® Corporation announced today that a U.S. District Court Judge has denied S3 Incorporated's motion for a preliminary injunction to stop NVIDIA's shipment of its award-winning RIVA 128 3D processor. The judge made the ruling without hearing oral argument.

   
NVIDIA's RIVA TNT 3D Processor Selected by Creative Technology
SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 31, 1998 - NVIDIA ® Corporation announced today that Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF) has selected NVIDIA's RIVA TNT for its premier graphics board offering. The Graphics Blaster RIVA TNT combines the high-performance 3D processing power of the RIVA TNT with Creative Technology's leading-edge PC peripheral business and strong retail presence.

   
NVIDIA Summer Camp Raises I.Q. for DirectX 6.0
SUNNYVALE, CALIF - JULY 10, 1998 - NVIDIA® Corporation announced today that about 250 developers attended the first annual NVIDIA Summer Camp in San Francisco, June 11-12, and London, June 25-26. The Summer Camp, co-sponsored by Microsoft, AMD, STB and Diamond Multimedia, is part of the "Raise Your I.Q. (Image Quality)" program, which is targeted at 3D software developers.

   
NVIDIA Announces Key Design Wins for RIVA TNT
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (June 15, 1998) NVIDIA® Corporation announced today that its RIVA TNT 3D processor has been selected by four major 3D graphics card manufacturers including ELSA AG of Aachen, Germany and Canopus Corporation of San Jose, California.

   
STB's Velocity 4400 First RIVA TNT-Based Add-in Card Launched for the Mainstream PC Market
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (June 15, 1998) NVIDIA® Corporation announced today that STB Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-STBI) launched its new RIVA TNT-based Velocity 4400 add-in card. This announcement marks the first product launch for the highly anticipated RIVA TNT, announced in March of this year.

   
STB Systems' MVP Pro-128 Offered in New Compaq AP400 Workstation
Richardson, Texas - (June 12, 1998) - STB Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-STBI), a leading supplier of multimedia subsystem products to the OEM community, announced today that its groundbreaking multi-monitor accelerator, the MVP Pro-128, will be offered in the Professional Workstation AP400, the first entry in the new "Affordable Performance" line of workstations from Compaq Computer Corporation?.

   
NVIDIA Will Vigorously Defend Itself in S3 Patent Lawsuit
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 11, 1998 -- NVIDIA® Corporation announced today that it has been served with a complaint by S3 Incorporated alleging patent infringement involving the RIVA family of 3D processors.

   
NVIDIA and Microsoft Jointly Promote DirectX 6.0 at GDC
LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- May 5, 1998 -- Continuing its commitment to provide a stunning visual experience to PC end-users, NVIDIA“ Corporation today announced its premier sponsorship of the Microsoft Windows DirectX seminar. NVIDIA is sponsoring the event as part of its “Raise Your I.Q. (Image Quality)” campaign, targeted at 3D software developers.

   
NVIDIA to Developers: “Raise Your I.Q.”
LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- May 5, 1998 -- At the Computer Games Developer Conference (CGDC), NVIDIA“ Corporation today announced its “Raise Your I.Q. (Image Quality)” program, targeted at 3D software developers. The program is designed to produce new 3D titles that utilize advanced 3D multi-texturing features, photorealistic color and higher screen and texture resolutions.

   
NVIDIA and Activision Announce Strategic Partnership
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. April 27, 1998 -- NVIDIATM Corporation and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that they have teamed up to provide a suite of Activision's hot new titles that fully utilizes NVIDIA's latest 3D technology.

   
3D Processor Company NVIDIA Will Vigorously Defend Itself in Alleged SGI Lawsuit
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--April 9, 1998 - NVIDIA™Corporation today announced that it has received a copy of a press release alleging a patent infringement lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware, from SGI, involving NVIDIA's RIVA series of 3D processors.

   
NVIDIA Unveils Mainstream 3D Processor that Provides First Major Step Towards Interactive Photorealism
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--March 23, 1998 - Continuing its commitment to deliver award-winning 3D technology to the mainstream PC market, NVIDIA™Corporation today unveiled its new flagship RIVA TNT™3D processor. Boasting an astonishing 250 million pixels-per-second fill rate, the RIVA TNT is the first single-chip 128-bit 3D processor that can process two pixels per clock cycle enabling true single-pass multi-texturing.

   
NVIDIA Forms Strategic Partnership with TSMC
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - February 23, 1998 - NVIDIA™ Corporation announced today it has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) (NYSE:TSM), the first pure integrated circuit (IC) foundry company in the world. Headquartered in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, TSMC will assist in the manufacturing of all future NVIDIA products starting with the latest offering, RIVA 128ZX™, announced today.

   
NVIDIA Sets Unprecedented 3D Performance Level with New RIVA 128ZX Processor
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - February 23, 1998 - NVIDIA™ Corporation today unveiled the RIVA 128ZX™ processor, the latest addition to the company's award winning, industry-acclaimed RIVA 128™ processor family. Coupled with new enhanced ZX software drivers, the RIVA 128ZX processor offers the industry's fastest 3D processing capability with a Ziff Davis 3D WinBench 98 score of 781 , extended resolution and color depth, AGP 2X support, as well as high-performance 2D, VGA and digital video capabilities

   
NVIDIA's Award-Winning 3D Technology Embraced by Premier Game Developers
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - February 23, 1998 - NVIDIA™ Corporation announced today that software developers, such as Acclaim, Activision, Psygnosis and Sega, are embracing the RIVA 128™ processor to develop, test and bring to market their latest software titles.

   
NVIDIA Corporation Expands OEM Business in Japan
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - February 10, 1998 - NVIDIA™ Corporation announced today that NEC Corporation has chosen the AGP-based Diamond Multimedia Viper V330 accelerator, featuring the award-winning RIVA 128™ 3D processor, for use in its MateServer NX servers. This partnership expands NVIDIA's OEM business into the Japanese market, which is where the servers will be sold.

   
NVIDIA Expands Management Team with Key Industry Veterans
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 20, 1998 - NVIDIA™ Corporation today announced the addition of three industry veterans to its management team. The appointments include Geoff Ribar, chief financial officer; Lew Paceley, vice president of corporate marketing; and Dan Vivoli, vice pres+- experience from companies such as Silicon Graphics, Intel, AMD, Hewlett-Packard and Cyrix. All will report to Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA president and CEO.

   
Upstart NVIDIA Ships Over One Million Performance 3D Processors into PC Market
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 12, 1998 - NVIDIA™ Corporation announced today that it has shipped over one million RIVA 128 3D graphics processor chips into the fast-growing 3D multimedia market. NVIDIA's award-winning RIVA 128 chip is now featured in a majority of the PC industry's leading computer and add-in card manufacturers, including Dell, Gateway 2000, Micron, NEC, Diamond Multimedia and STB Systems.


 
 
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