2000 Press Releases

 



   
NVIDIA Graphics Selected as Default Offering on HP Pavilion Systems
Santa Clara, CA—December 27, 2000—NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company's HP 8720 and HP 9720 configure-to-order HP Pavilion home PCs now include NVIDIA GeForce2 processors as the primary default graphics solutions. The HP Pavilion 8000- and 9000-series PCs deliver exhilarating multimedia experiences to home PC users.

   
NVIDIA Quadro2 Workstation Graphics Line Achieves Broad Industry Certification
SANTA CLARA, CA – December 20, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the recent certification of its workstation graphics line, Quadro2™, as compatible with the most widely used software programs for digital content creation (DCC) and computer-aided design (CAD). As they continually gain broad industry support, the Quadro2 Pro™ high-performance workstation solution and the Quadro2 MXR™ mainstream workstation solution now boast verified compatibility with industry-leading software programs including AutoCAD®, 3ds max™, Maya®, Microstation, Pro/ENGINEER, SoftIMAGE®|3D and more. The most recent testing and certification processes also included verification of the excellent performance delivered to these applications by the Quadro2 family.

   
NVIDIA Workstation Graphics Chosen by Compaq
Santa Clara, CA – December 20, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:CPQ) will offer the NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro™ graphics solution on the company's Deskpro Workstation AP250, Professional Workstation AP550, and Professional Workstation SP750. Combined with OpenGL® ICD and software extensions like ELSA POWERdraft™, ELSA MAXtreme™, and NVIDIA QuadroView™, the Quadro2 Pro provides the most powerful overall 3D solution available for mid-range workstation applications including CAD, CAM, DCC, GIS, solids modeling, and visual data analysis. The NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro graphics controller, can be purchased through Compaq's direct sales channels, authorized resellers, and online buying services.

   
NVIDIA To Acquire 3dfx Core Graphics Assets
Santa Clara, CA – December 15, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain graphics related assets of 3dfx Interactive (Nasdaq: TDFX), a pioneer and a recognized leader in graphics technology. These graphics related assets include, but are not limited to, patents, pending patent applications, trademarks, brand names, and chip inventory related to the graphics business of 3dfx. In addition, 3dfx and NVIDIA have agreed to stay the patent infringement litigation between them through the closing of the transaction, at which time it will be jointly dismissed with prejudice.

   
NVIDIA Graphics Empower SGI Workstations
Santa Clara, CA – December 13, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that SGI (NYSE: SGI) now offers the NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR™ and Quadro2 Pro™ graphics processors — as part of the SGI™ VPro™ graphics family of solutions — on its Silicon Graphics® 230, Silicon Graphics® 330, and Silicon Graphics® 550 visual workstations. The Quadro2 solutions, with full support for the Microsoft® Windows® and Linux® operating environments, give visual computing professionals access to revolutionary graphics features including NVIDIA's TwinView™ architecture for dual-display support, Digital Vibrance Control for fine-tuned workspace color adjustment, and the NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer that enables single-pass advanced per-pixel shading. Marketed and sold by SGI as the Silicon Graphics® workstations with V7 (NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR) and VR7 (NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro) graphics solutions, the new graphics offerings are immediately available through SGI's direct sales channels and from the company's well-established distributors and resellers.

   
NVIDIA Dominates Fall PC Line-Up
SANTA CLARA, CA – December 5, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that in PC Magazine's December 5th article entitled "High-End PCs", all of the 14 PCs reviewed featured NVIDIA-based graphics cards, including the Micron Millennia MAX XP, winner of PC Magazine Editors' Choice. Solutions based on the NVIDIA GeForce2TM family were cited as the standard for high-end PCs due to outstanding performance in Ziff-Davis' 3D WinBench 2000.

   
NVIDIA Licenses Breakthrough 3D Technology to Microsoft
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 28, 2000 — In a continuing effort to drive the evolution of 3D graphics technology, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced it developed and licensed enabling 3D features to Microsoft Corp. for their new DirectX 8.0 3D application program interface (API). NVIDIA contributions were in the areas of programmable vertex shaders, programmable pixel shaders, and rect/tri-patch support for high order surfaces. These features allow software content creators to use more elaborate artwork and flexible 3D rendering techniques in their applications and games.

   
NVIDIA Earns Top Spot on Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 List
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 27, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced its achievement of one of the fastest growing companies on the 2000 Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500, a list honoring the fastest growing technology companies in North America. According to the report NVIDIA is the tenth fastest growing company in North America with a noteworthy 31,584 percent growth.

   
NVIDIA Products Earn Prestigious COMDEX Awards
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 27, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) earned two of the industry's most prestigious awards at the Fall COMDEX '00 global information technology industry trade show held last week in Las Vegas, NV. The editors of ZDNet and CNET honored NVIDIA's new GeForce2 Go™ mobile GPU with "Best of Fall COMDEX 2000" in the mobile and wireless category. In a separate ceremony, NVIDIA's GeForce2™ family of graphics processing units (GPU) was awarded the PC Magazine "2000 Award for Technical Excellence" in the Components category.

   
NVIDIA Awarded Editors' Choice Award from CADENCE Magazine
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 20, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that CADENCE Magazine has awarded the NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro™ the prestigious CADENCE Magazine Editors' Choice Award in the December 2000 issue. The award is given out bi-yearly to innovative products or companies that the CADENCE editorial staff selects for making a significant contribution to the advancement of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry.

   
NVIDIA GPU Optimized for Upcoming Intel Pentium 4 Processor
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 15, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that its GeForce2 Ultra graphics processing unit (GPU) was chosen by Intel® for the Pentium® 4 press evaluation program. Combining the staggering performance of NVIDIA's GeForce2 Ultra with the latest Detonator 3 software, NVIDIA provides outstanding support for the Pentium 4 processor's new instruction set (SSE2). In support of its relationship with Intel, NVIDIA will be participating in the Pentium 4 processor independent software vendor's pavilion at Comdex.

   
NVIDIA Technical Leadership Recognized by PC Magazine
COMDEX 2000 – LAS VEGAS — November 14, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced it has earned the PC Magazine "2000 Award for Technical Excellence" in the Components category. The award, chosen by PC Magazine staff and editors, recognizes NVIDIA's GeForce2™ family of GPUs, as a breakthrough product and technology that sets the pace for the graphics industry and serves as a benchmark for innovation. The award was made in Las Vegas on Monday, November 13th 2000, at the COMDEX '00 global information technology industry trade show.

   
NVIDIA Announces GeForce2 Go—Industry's First Mobile GPU
COMDEX 2000 – LAS VEGAS — November 13, 2000 — In a move that redefines the mobile PC market, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced GeForce2 Go™, the industry's first graphics processing unit (GPU) designed for the mobile market. The GeForce2 Go sets a new standard for 2D, 3D, and multimedia for the enthusiast, consumer, and corporate mobile PC -- finally bridging the performance gap between desktops and notebooks.

   
NVIDIA GeForce2 Go Selected by Toshiba America
COMDEX 2000 – LAS VEGAS — November 13, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. has chosen the new GeForce2 Go™ for their Satellite® line of notebook PCs. By featuring the revolutionary GeForce2 Go in the highly successful Satellite line of mobile PC's, Toshiba will deliver the industry's most extreme multimedia experience. Systems featuring the GeForce2 Go will be available in the spring of 2001.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Full Compatibility and Compliance for DirectX VA
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 10, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that it has fully implemented Microsoft's new DirectX Video Acceleration (DirectX VA) standard, an application programming interface (API) that optimizes the interactions between all of the company's graphics processors and today's broad range of video decoder software products. With full DirectX VA support, NVIDIA enables accelerated video decoding, including copy protected DVD movies, under Microsoft Windows 2000.

   
NVIDIA Reports Record Revenues and Earnings for Third Quarter Fiscal 2001
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 9, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record revenues and earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 and the nine months ended October 29, 2000.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Advanced Graphics for Compaq Workstations
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 9, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Compaq® Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) now offers the NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR™ workstation graphics processing unit (GPU) for the Compaq Deskpro Workstation AP250, Professional Workstation AP550, and Professional Workstation SP750. The Quadro2 MXR offers many advanced features for professionals, including NVIDIA's TwinView™ architecture for dual-display support, Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) for fine-tuned workspace color adjustment, and the NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer (NSR) that enables single-pass advanced per-pixel shading, as well as software optimizations for Adobe® Photoshop®, AutoCAD®, 3D Studio MAX®, Maya®, SoftIMAGE®|3D and more.

   
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Offered in Compaq's Popular Presario Desktop PC Line
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 8, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) selected the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX™, the company's powerful and versatile mainstream GPU (graphics processing unit), as a graphics solution for its Presario 7000 Series desktop PCs. As a part of Compaq's popular configure-to-order program, the GeForce2 MX is available via Compaq's "Built for You" kiosks, on the web at www.compaq.com, or by telephone at 1.800.888.0220.

   
NVIDIA GPUs to Support AMD DDR Platform
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 3, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, announced today that its family of GPUs are the first to fully support the new AMD Athlon™ processor with 266MHz frontside bus and the new AMD-760TM chipset with support for Double Data Rate, or DDR, memory.

   
NVIDIA Corporation -- Fiscal Third Quarter Results Conference Call
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 2, 2000 — NVIDIA® will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 and expectations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001 as well as 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 GPU Provides New Level of Graphics Power to HP Personal Workstations
SANTA CLARA, CA — October 26, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Hewlett-Packard offers the NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR™ graphics processor unit (GPU), as a member of HP's Leadership Graphics Program, on its HP Visualize Personal Workstation family. The Quadro2 MXR GPU enables advanced graphics functionality, including 32-bit rendering, TwinView™ dual display architecture, Digital Vibrance Control™ (DVC), 32-bit Z buffering and other capabilities that bring unmatched visual impact to professional-class applications.

   
NVIDIA Selected by NEC for Its PCs Marketed in Japan
SANTA CLARA, CA — October 23, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that NEC will feature the NVIDIA Vanta™ graphics processor in the NEC Value Star Slim Tower desktop PC for the mainstream PC market in Japan. NEC will integrate the award-winning NVIDIA Vanta graphics solution on the system motherboard to bring industry leading graphics performance and quality to this NEC desktop family. NEC chose the 16MB configuration of the NVIDIA Vanta for its aggressively priced combination of breakthrough 3D and industry-leading 2D graphics.

   
NVIDIA GPU Chosen for Compaq Commercial and Consumer Lines
SANTA CLARA, CA — October 19, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Compaq Computer Corporation offers the NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS graphics processor to buyers of the Compaq Presario 7000 Consumer PC and Deskpro EXS Edition commercial products. The GeForce2 GTS, one of the several NVIDIA-based graphics processors featured in the Presario 7000 Series, can be ordered at Compaq's "Built for You" kiosks, via the web at www.compaq.com, or by telephone at 1.800.888.0220. The high-power NVIDIA graphics system is also available as an option in Deskpro models that can be purchased through Compaq's website, Partner Direct or agent programs.

   
NVIDIA Graphics Now Offered in Best-Selling PCs in People's Republic of China
SANTA CLARA, CA — October 17, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the largest, most popular PC manufacturer in China, Legend Computer Systems, now offers the NVIDIA TNT2 M64 graphics processor unit in its Legend Luna4000 PC systems. Legend chose the NVIDIA graphics solution to bring high-quality 2D and 3D graphics performance and an excellent overall visual experience to users of its mainstream commercial systems. The Legend announcement is indicative of NVIDIA's increasing worldwide presence.

   
NVIDIA Graphics Power Sony's Fall 2000 Desktop PC Lineup
SANTA CLARA, CA – October 16, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Sony Electronics features NVIDIA's GeForce2 MX™ graphics processor unit on its VAIO® Digital Studio™ series. Two of Sony's newest systems for PC and video enthusiasts--the PCV-RX270DS and PCV-RX280DS mini-tower systems--depend on the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX GPU to enable a new generation of digital imaging, movie editing, video e-mail, and other high-powered graphics applications.

   
NVIDIA Spans Graphics Options for Gateway Computer Systems
SANTA CLARA, CA. – October 9, 2000 -- NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Gateway has selected its broad line of GeForce 2 graphics processing units (GPUs) for their Select and Performance desktop PC product lines. Gateway's Performance and Select Product Lines offer the latest technology and highest performance to fulfill a wide range of customer needs.

   
NVIDIA to Issue Over $400 Million of Common Stock and Convertible Subordinated Notes
SANTA CLARA, CA — October 6, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it will issue an aggregate of $402,200,000 of common stock and convertible subordinated notes due 2007. NVIDIA will issue 1.4 million shares of common stock at a price of $73.00 per share and $300 million of its 4-3/4% convertible subordinated notes. The notes will be convertible into shares of NVIDIA common stock at a conversion price of $92.71 per share.

   
NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS Chosen For HP Brio Business PCs
LONDON — October 2, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Hewlett-Packard Company has chosen the GeForce2 GTS GPU as a graphics solution for the HP Brio business PC family. NVIDIA'S fifth generation 3D architecture, the GeForce2 GTS allows HP to deliver award-winning graphics performance and quality across the HP Brio business PC line.

   
NVIDIA Is Named One of Silicon Valley's Fastest-Growing Technology Companies
SANTA CLARA, CA — September 22, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the company has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious "Fast 50" Program for Silicon Valley, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the area. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in revenues during the five-year period from 1995 to 1999.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Second Key Processor For Microsoft's Xbox
SANTA CLARA, CA. – September 21, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that it is supplying the Media Communications Processor (MCP) for the highly anticipated the Xbox video game console under the Microsoft® label. The MCP performs the highly demanding multimedia processing for broadband connectivity, communications, and breakthrough audio capabilities of the Xbox, announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose on March 10th.

   
NVIDIA Announces Public Offerings Of Common Stock And Debt Securities
SANTA CLARA, CA — September 19, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it is launching concurrent public offerings for an aggregate of $400,000,000 of common stock and convertible subordinated notes, which will be due 2007. The offerings will be made only by means of a prospectus.

   
NVIDIA Welcomes New VP of Operations to Technical Team
SANTA CLARA, CA — September 15, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced senior operations executive Mr. Di Ma has joined NVIDIA as vice president of operations. Ma will lead the operations group overseeing manufacturing, quality assurance, supplier, and customer service operations, as well as developing strategic business and technology objectives for each of these areas.

   
NVIDIA Dominates PC Magazine's High-Performance Graphics Tests
SANTA CLARA, CA — September 7, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that in PC Magazine's September 1st article entitled "The Workstation Difference" by Bill Howard, three of the six PCs reviewed featured NVIDIA-based graphics cards, including the system chosen for Editor's Choice. The top scores for AutoCAD, the world's most popular PC design software, were achieved by NVIDIA-based systems from Dell, Hewlett Packard and Micron.

   
NVIDIA Co-Founder Named Entrepreneur Of The Year
SANTA CLARA, CA – SEPTEMBER 3, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, reported today that Curtis R. Priem, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, has been named the recipient of the 2000 William F. Glaser '53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Priem has been NVIDIA's chief technical officer since the company's inception in April 1993. "NVIDIA has established itself as a technology leader, and is a reflection of the caliber of people that work here," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "This is a tremendous honor for Curtis and NVIDIA, and are very proud of this achievement."

   
NVIDIA And Epic Games Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership
ECTS - LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 3, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Epic Games Inc. today announced 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 GeForce 256 and GeForce2 graphics processing units (GPUs).

   
NVIDIA Demonstrates Technology Leadership At ECTS Game Show
ECTS - LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 3, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported that over 100 of its GeForce2 family of GPUs will power the latest games and demonstrations on display at the ECTS interactive entertainment expo, September 3–5 at the Olympia Center in London, England. Additionally, demos of the highly anticipated games Black & White, from Lionhead Studios, and Colin McRae 2 Rally, from Codemaster's Ltd., will be featured in the NVIDIA booth (#NG190).

   
NVIDIA Files Patent Infringement Suit Against 3dfx Corporation
SAN JOSE, CA — AUGUST 28, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the leader in advanced graphics processing technology, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 3dfx Interactive® Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

   
NVIDIA to Support Intel's AGP 8X Interface
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM — SAN JOSE, CA, August 24, 2000 — NVIDIAR Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today will be the first 3D graphics company ready to deliver a product to benefit from Intel's new AGP 8X interface, the next generation of the parallel AGP interface. Like AGP 4X it is a 32 bit wide bus, but the new specification allows a doubling in speed to 533MHz. Intel is releasing the rev 0.9 specifications in August 2000. NVIDIA and Intel have been engaged to gather feedback and validate the implementation in the AGP 8X specification.

   
NVIDIA Reports Record Revenues and Earnings for Second Quarter Fiscal 2001
SANTA CLARA, CA. – August 21, 2000 – NVIDIAR Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record record revenues and earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2001 ended July 30, 2000.

   
New NVIDIA GPU Breaks One Billion Pixels Per Second Barrier
SANTA CLARA, CA — August 14, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today the most powerful 3D graphics processing unit (GPU) ever produced, the GeForce2 Ultra™. Once again, NVIDIA sets new standards for performance and quality by combining the award-winning GeForce2 architecture with its fully compatible driver architecture and its cutting-edge memory subsystem to deliver the industry's fastest GPU. The previous leader was NVIDIA's GeForce2 GTS™.

   
New NVIDIA Software Unleashes The Power Of The GeForce Architecture - Provides Up To 50% Performance Gain
SANTA CLARA, CA — August 14, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today the availability of its Detonator 3™ (D3) unified driver for its award-winning family of 3D graphics products. The new drivers, available free of charge today at www.nvidia.com, unleash the performance potential of the current GeForce™ family of NVIDIA GPUs. D3 extends NVIDIA's superiority in graphics by significantly boosting the performance and quality of what is widely considered the industry standard for PC graphics.

   
NVIDIA'S New Quadro2 Workstation Graphics Solutions Break Barriers in Technology, Performance, and Price
SIGGRAPH, NEW ORLEANS — JULY 25, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced Quadro2™, the company's first family of complete graphics solutions for the workstation market. The Quadro2 family comes complete with NVIDIA's second generation workstation graphics processor unit (GPU) and its unified driver architecture to deliver unmatched graphics horsepower for the advanced professional user. The Quadro2 family of workstation solutions is being demonstrated in the NVIDIA booth (#2809) at the SIGGRAPH 2000 trade show in New Orleans this week. NVIDIA will sell Quadro2 solutions directly to OEMs. ELSA will sell and market the NVIDIA solutions to other channels through an exclusive partnership also announced today.

   
NVIDIA and ELSA Form Strategic Partnership to Transform the Workstation Market
SIGGRAPH, NEW ORLEANS — JULY 25, 2000 —NVIDIA Corporation® (Nasdaq: NVDA) and ELSA AG (Neuer Markt Frankfurt: WKN 507 360) announced today the formation of a strategic partnership in the workstation graphics market. NVIDIA and ELSA today signed a letter of intent to combine their workstation expertise to build a complete line of industry leading professional workstation products.

   
NVIDIA Introduces Breakthrough GPU for Mainstream PCs
PC EXPO, NEW YORK — June 28, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced the GeForce2 MX™, the first GPU designed specifically for the volume PC market. NVIDIA's newest GPU includes two new powerful features, Digital Vibrance Control™ and the TwinView™ display architecture. GeForce2 MX also includes advanced visual features, such as hardware transform and lighting and per-pixel shading, and provides GeForce-level performance, all at mainstream prices. This rich feature set, combined with its low cost, truly makes GeForce2 MX a GPU for the masses.

   
NVIDIA's GeForce2 MX Selected for NEC Computers International's Mainstream Personal Computers
LONDON — June 28, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced Packard Bell, the consumer brand for NEC Computers International, has selected the new GeForce2 MX™ for its upcoming high-end solutions. The GeForce2 MX delivers industry-leading GeForce-class performance and quality and Digital Vibrance Control™ features at a mainstream solution price. The rich feature set, highly acclaimed performance and quality, combined with its low cost, truly makes GeForce2 MX a GPU for the masses.

   
NVIDIA's Graphics Processor Family Goes Top-to-Bottom with Fujitsu Siemens Computers
LONDON — June 28, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has selected NVIDIA's TNT2™-class graphics processors and GeForce-class GPUs (graphics processor units) for their consumer, professional, and workstation PC product lines. NVIDIA's family of graphics processors delivers a superior combination of graphics performance, quality, compatibility, and features for each market segment.

   
NVIDIA's New GeForce2 MX Graphics Selected by Fujitsu Siemens Computers for SCALEO Consumer PC
LONDON — June 28, 2000 —NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has chosen the GeForce2 MX™ as the GPU of choice for their SCALEO consumer PC. The GeForce2 MX delivers industry-leading performance and quality with a new advanced TwinView™ architecture at a mainstream solution price. The rich feature set, highly acclaimed performance and quality, combined with its low cost, truly makes GeForce2 MX a GPU (graphics processor units) for the masses.

   
NVIDIA Accelerates Graphics Performance on Compaq Commercial Desktop Systems
SANTA CLARA, CA – June 21, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Compaq Computer Corporation has chosen the TNT2 Pro as a graphics solution for its new Deskpro EN Series desktop PCs. Based on NVIDIA's TNT2 core architecture that incorporates the PC industry's most successful fourth generation 3D architecture, the TNT2 Pro allows Compaq to deliver award-winning graphics performance and quality across its Deskpro EN platform for end-users demanding the ultimate visual experience required by today's graphics intensive applications.

   
NVIDIA Earns #1 Semiconductor Company Ranking In Business Week's "The Info Tech 100"
SANTA CLARA, CA — June 20, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has earned the highest ranking for semiconductor companies in Business Week's "Information Technology Annual Report - The Info Tech 100" cover story dated June 19, 2000. In addition to the #1 ranking for semiconductor companies, NVIDIA earned the fourth spot overall in the yearly wrap-up of the world's top technology companies.

   
NVIDIA'S Top-To-Bottom Graphics Family Delivers Industry-Leading Performance For New Intel 815e Chipset
SANTA CLARA, CA – June 19, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that their family of graphics processing units (GPUs) have been optimized for Intel's new 815E chipset. The 815E chipset, which was announced earlier today, has been designed to offer a flexible, scalable, and stable solution for all Pentium III processor-based platforms. The combination of NVIDIA's family of GPUs and the 815E chipset with AGP 4X and Fast Writes provides an unrivaled high-performance desktop solution for mainstream audiences.

   
NVIDIA Continues to Dominate PC Industry Awards
SANTA CLARA, CA – May 23, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, announced today that the GeForce family of GPUs dominated two of the industry's most recognized benchmark reviews, Mercury Research's quarterly report and PC World's Top 10 Graphics Boards for Gamers.

   
New NVIDIA GPU Powers Over 100 Titles at E3 in Los Angeles
SANTA CLARA, CA – May 23, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that over 100 game titles, including the first showing of Dungeon Siege and Neverwinter Nights, were shown on NVIDIA's award-winning GeForce2 GTS™. The recently announced GeForce2 GTS GPU, which ranked first on the 3D and 2D graphics benchmark tests conducted by Mercury Research Inc., presents the first step toward real-time cinematic quality on the desktop PC. The GeForce2 GTS has been available on retail shelves for consumers since April 28, 2000.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Custom Performance-Enhanced Quadro GPU for New SGI Workstations
SANTA CLARA, CA – May 18, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that SGI (NYSE: SGI) will feature a custom performance enhanced Quadro GPU for its new line of Intel® processor based visual workstations. Designed from the ground-up to accelerate OpenGL 3D graphics in hardware on the Linux® operating system, the solution leverages SGI's extensive 3D graphics and OpenGL® expertise and NVIDIA's proven 3D graphics hardware and software architectures.

   
NVIDIA Corporation Announces Two-for-One Stock Split
SANTA CLARA, CA. – MAY 16, 2000 – 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 June 12, 2000 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 June 26, 2000. Upon the completion of the stock split, NVIDIA will have approximately 64 million shares of common stock outstanding.

   
NVIDIA Reports Record Revenues and Earnings for First Quarter Fiscal 2001
SANTA CLARA, CA. – MAY 16, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record revenues and earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2001 ended April 30, 2000.

   
NVIDIA Enters Mainstream Commercial PC Market with Industry's Leading Supplier
SANTA CLARA, CA – May 9, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the Dell Computer Corporation has selected the NVIDIA TNT2™ Model 64 as the graphics solution for the OptiPlex™ GX200 PC. Based on the NVIDIA TNT2, the PC industry's most successful fourth generation 3D architecture, the TNT2 Model 64 will be integrated into the OptiPlex GX200 motherboard. The TNT2 Model 64 delivers a superior combination of graphics performance, quality, compatibility, and features for the commercial desktop user.

   
NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS Now Available
SANTA CLARA, CA – May 3, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the first GeForce2 GTS-based graphics boards are available for consumer purchase at Fry's Electronics, Electronics Boutique, and Best Buy. The ELSA Gladiac add-in card was on store shelves on April 28, 2000, just three days after NVIDIA's GeForce2 GTS announcement. This immediate availability sets a new standard for the PC graphics industry.

   
NVIDIA Takes Its Graphics Leadership to Japanese PC Market
SANTA CLARA, CA — May 2, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), today announced that the NVIDIA Vanta™ 3D graphics processor has been selected as the standard graphics solution for NEC Corporation's new VALUESTAR U platform in Japan. The NVIDIA Vanta, a member of NVIDIA's award-winning family of top-to-bottom 3D graphics processors, delivers superior, low-cost performance graphics for the PC desktop market. Based on the award-winning RIVA TNT2™ architecture, the NVIDIA Vanta graphics processor is being made available through an add-in-card solution from Leadtek Research Inc.

   
NVIDIA Secures Top PC OEM Design Wins for New GeForce2 GTS GPU
WINHEC 2000, NEW ORLEANS, LA. — April 26, 2000 —NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has secured key spring-design wins with the top PC OEMs for its new GeForce2 GTS™ GPU (graphics processing unit). Sweeping these critical designs reinforces NVIDIA's position as the technology leader in PC graphics for yet another season. In addition, the top five independent graphics add-in card manufacturers have selected the GeForce2 GTS for their product lines. This rapid adoption is unprecedented and will immediately bring the blazing performance and per-pixel shading effects to millions of PC users.

   
NVIDIA Introduces New Groundbreaking GPU
WINHEC 2000, NEW ORLEANS, LA — April 26, 2000 — Taking a giant leap on the quest for truly interactive, cinematic-quality real-time graphics, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced the GeForce2 GTS™, the first per-pixel shading graphics processor unit (GPU) for the desktop PC market. The combination of blazingly fast graphics processing and powerful new features, such as sophisticated per-pixel shading, provides unprecedented interactive realism never before available on the PC platform. The GeForce2 GTS will be available from a wide variety of PC OEMs and add-in-card manufacturers over the next few weeks.

   
NVIDIA Receives $200 Million Advance Payment from Microsoft
SANTA CLARA, CA — April 18, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has received $200 million from Microsoft® Corporation, which is a contractual advance payment against NVIDIA's future supply of its graphics processing units (GPUs) that will be included in Microsoft's X-Box. The X-Box is a new videogame console that is currently under development by Microsoft. In early March, NVIDIA agreed to develop and sell custom-designed GPUs for the X-Box and to license certain technology to Microsoft and its licensees for use in X-Box. The agreement between Microsoft and NVIDIA was announced on March 10, 2000, by Bill Gates, Microsoft's chief software architect, at the Game Developer's Conference in San Jose, California.

   
NVIDIA Files Shelf Registration with the SEC
SANTA CLARA, CA — March 29, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering and sale of up to $400 million of notes and common stock. NVIDIA also filed a registration statement with the SEC for the offering and sale of up to 250,000 shares of common stock to be sold by certain stockholders of NVIDIA. The notes and common stock under each registration statement will be registered under the SEC's Rule 415 (commonly called a shelf registration), which allows NVIDIA and the selling stockholders to offer to sell them on a continuous or delayed basis.

   
Microsoft Licenses Breakthrough 3D Graphics Technology from NVIDIA
SANTA CLARA, CA — March 23, 2000 — In a move that will help bring stunning 3D graphics to internet users, NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Microsoft® Corp. today announced the adoption of NVIDIA's technology for Volume Texture Compression Format (VTC) for Microsoft DirectX APIs. Today's 3D internet sites are plagued with inadequate image quality due to bandwidth constraints of transmitting high-resolution textures over standard communications systems.

   
NVIDIA to Deliver New Ultra-High-Performance Option for HP Pavilion PCs
SANTA CLARA, CA — March 15, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company will offer the 64MB Double Data Rate (DDR) version of NVIDIA's industry-leading GeForce 256 GPU as the ultra-high performance option for build-to-order HP Pavilion multimedia PCs. HP selected the NVIDIA DDR synchronous RAM graphics solutions to bring lightning-fast frame rates, higher resolutions, and increased color depth to the build-to-order HP Pavilion multimedia PCs. The new 64MB DDR GeForce option can be ordered through electronic kiosks at Best Buy, Circuit City, and Staples or through the HP e-commerce site located at www.hpshopping.com

   
NVIDIA Selected for Microsoft X-Box
SANTA CLARA, CA — March 10, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced that Microsoft® Corporation has selected NVIDIA to design and manufacture the 3D graphics and multimedia sub-system for Microsoft's highly anticipated X-Box game console. Microsoft officially announced X-Box today to an anxious audience at the Game Developer's Conference, being held this week in San Jose, California. The design win represents an important strategic step for NVIDIA. For the past three years, NVIDIA has dominated the performance 3D segment of the desktop PC market with its RIVA TNT, TNT2 and GeForce 256 graphics processors.

   
NVIDIA and Interplay Announce Strategic Partnership
SANTA CLARA, CA — March 10, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Interplay Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: IPLY) today announced a relationship that will ultimately result in a suite of new 3D game titles that fully utilize NVIDIA's industry-leading 3D technology. To ensure that end users reap the maximum benefits of the GeForce 256, the world's first GPU, NVIDIA is working with key developers to harness the awesome power delivered by its entire family of 3D GPUs. The ultimate goal of this alliance is to deliver powerful new 3D applications which offer rich, dynamic and lifelike worlds and characters for end-users playing Interplay titles on NVIDIA-based products.

   
NVIDIA and Microsoft Jointly Promote New 3D Standards at Game Developers Conference
SANTA CLARA, CA — March 8, 2000 — Continuing its commitment to drive new 3D graphics standards for the desktop PC, NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced its premier sponsorship of the Microsoft Windows® DirectX™ Developer Day. Microsoft's DirectX Developer Day provides developers with critical technical information regarding the DirectX API's (Application Programming Interface) next generation features. The event will be held at the Game Developer Conference on Wednesday, March 8th from 8:00AM to 6:00PM at the San Jose Convention Center.

   
NVIDIA Offers Two New Heavyweights for Value PC Market
PALM DESERT, CA – March 8, 2000, – System Builder Summit – Expanding its product portfolio to address the fast growing small/medium business market, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today officially launched the NVIDIA VantaTM LT 3D processor and Aladdin TNT2 integrated graphics chipset, both designed for value-conscious users. These low-cost, high-performance graphics processors will provide system builders and OEM's with industry-leading 3D solutions previously unavailable in the sub-$1000 PC market. These new products, combined with NVIDIA's successful Select Builder Program, give system builders and resellers an unbeatable combination of product and program designed to fit the needs of the ultra-competitive white box market.

   
NVIDIA's GeForce GPU First to Deliver 64MB Double Data Rate (DDR) High-Speed Memory
SANTA CLARA, CA – March 7, 2000 – Continuing to raise the performance bar, NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has set a new industry milestone by being first to offer 64 MB Double Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous RAM graphics solutions. Working with the leading DDR manufacturers Hyundai and Infineon, NVIDIA's 64 MB DDR GeForce 256-based add-in cards are currently available through Dell Computer Corporation. The architecture of the NVIDIA DDR technology almost doubles the usable bandwidth and provides the industries fastest frame rates at higher resolutions and color depths.

   
NVIDIA Secures Another Key Workstation Design Win
SANTA CLARA, CA — February 24, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Compaq Computer Corporation has chosen the NVIDIA Quadro GPU for its industry-leading workstation products. The ELSA GLoria II graphics controller based on NVIDIA's Quadro GPU is the latest addition to Compaq's Graphics Excellence Program and is available in the Deskpro Workstation AP250, and the Professional Workstation AP550 and SP750. NVIDIA's Quadro GPU gives end users a revolutionary graphics architecture suited to a wide array of professional applications such as CAD/CAM, digital content creation, mechanical design and modeling, animation, and land or asset management.

   
NVIDIA Establishes Product Leadership for Windows 2000 Platform with Universal Software Support
SANTA CLARA, CA — February 17, 2000 — In conjunction with the launch of Microsoft Windows 2000, NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its award-winning family of 3D graphics processors provides full support and optimizations for the new Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, the business operating system for the next generation of computing. Providing the lowest cost of ownership for commercial institutions, NVIDIA's single universal driver provides Windows 2000 compatibility for every desktop platform from NVIDIA Quadro™-based workstations to NVIDIA Vanta™-based low-cost managed PCs.

   
NVIDIA Corporation Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2000 Revenues and Earnings
SANTA CLARA, CA — February 15, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported record revenues and earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 and the year ended January 30, 2000.

   
NVIDIA Ends 1999 as Second Largest Desktop Standalone Graphics Supplier
SANTA CLARA, CA – February 15, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported that the rapid adoption of the company's leading family of 3D graphics processors, has moved NVIDIA into the number two spot in desktop standalone market share, rising from the number four spot this time last year, according to leading market analyst Mercury Research (Scottsdale, AZ).

   
NVIDIA Product Family Sweeps Industry Benchmark Tests
SANTA CLARA, CA — February 15, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Mercury Research found the GeForce 256™ graphics processor to be the fastest in a field of 23 processors evaluated using the latest version of the 3DMark™ 2000 and Ziff-Davis' 3D WinBench® 2000 and 2D WinMark® 2000 benchmark. The stellar results of the GeForce 256 demonstrate its significant lead in performance compared with the competition.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Best-in-Class Graphics Processors to Retail Market in HP Pavilion PCs
SANTA CLARA, CA – February 11, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company has selected NVIDIA's TNT2 Pro and Vanta graphics processors for its recently announced HP Pavilion 8600 and 9600 series multimedia PCs. The HP 8662C, 8670C and 9680C will feature NVIDIA's Vanta graphics processor, while the HP 9686C and 9690C will use the TNT2 Pro as the premier graphics solution. HP has also selected NVIDIA's GeForce 256 GPU with 32 MB of DDR memory as the performance option for the build-to-order HP Pavilion multimedia PCs. NVIDIA's powerful graphics processors allow the new HP Pavillion PCs to deliver the ultimate experience for Internet, digital content creation and entertainment applications.

   
NVIDIA and S3 Agree to Enter into Broad Cross-License Agreement
SANTA CLARA, CA – February 9, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and S3 Incorporated (Nasdaq: SIII) today announced that they have agreed to enter into a seven-year mutual broad patent cross-license agreement. As part of this agreement, NVIDIA and S3 have agreed to dismiss their pending patent infringement suits against each other.

   
NVIDIA Brings Enthusiast-Level Graphics Performance to eMachines' eMonster PCs
SANTA CLARA, CA — February 9, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that eMachines has selected the NVIDIA Vanta™ graphics processor as the graphics foundation for its new eMonster 550 and eMonster 550R systems. eMachines, the third largest supplier of desktop PCs to the US Retail Channel according to market research organizations PC Data, Ziff Davis InfoBeads, and Intelect ASW, chose to team up with NVIDIA because of the company's established market leadership, high-volume manufacturing capabilities, and its ability to bring high-end enthusiast-level graphics performance to the value-priced PC market. This design win further demonstrates the momentum of the NVIDIA products, and strengthens the company's unique position as the only top-to-bottom graphics technology provider for the desktop marketplace.

   
NVIDIA Wins the Microprocessor Report Analyst's Choice Award for Best 3D Accelerator
SANTA CLARA, CA — JANUARY 27, 2000 — NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the NVIDIA GeForce 256™ GPU has been recognized by MicroDesign Resources (MDR) for its excellence in technology innovation, design, and implementation. Selected as the winner of the 1999 Analyst's Choice Award for best 3D accelerator, the GeForce 256 underscores NVIDIA's position as the PC industry's graphics technology leader. The Analyst's Choice Awards will be presented on January 27 at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, California. For more information about the categories, award winners, and finalists, please visit the MDR web site at www.mdronline.com.

   
NVIDIA Expands Global Presence with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 27, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has selected the RIVA TNT2™ Pro graphics processor as the premier graphics solution for their Magic Station M6300 series of desktop PC products. The RIVA TNT2 Pro will be available in both 16MB and 32 MB versions for the new Samsung Magic Station models. With TNT2 Pro's best-in-class 3D and 2D performance and quality, the Samsung Magic Station M6300 delivers award-winning graphics performance and quality, allowing end-users to achieve the ultimate experience for Internet, digital content creation and entertainment applications.

   
NVIDIA, SGI and VA Linux to Bring Graphics Standard to Desktop Linux Market
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 18, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), SGI (NYSE: SGI) and VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced their collaboration on the industry's first professional-level OpenGL® graphics sub-system for workstations running Linux. This planned platform would be the first 100% OpenGL 1.2-conformant hardware-accelerated graphics solution to bring professional workstation graphics standards to the Linux market. Developers using Linux desktop systems equipped with the new graphics sub-system will be able to utilize the depth of the OpenGL graphics application programming interface (API) to create professional quality 2D and 3D graphics applications. The first public demonstration of the collaborative effort will be shown during LinuxWorld, February 2 –4, 2000, in New York City.

   
NVIDIA Quadro GPU Powers New IBM IntelliStation Workstation
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 14, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that IBM (NYSE: IBM) has selected the NVIDIA Quadro™ workstation graphics processing unit (GPU) as the order-ready graphics accelerator for their new IntelliStation® workstations. Based on NVIDIA's revolutionary single-chip integrated QuadEngine™ transform and lighting architecture, the new Quadro-powered IBM IntelliStation workstations reset traditional price/performance bars for the professional industry.

   
NVIDIA's Graphics Processors Power New Acer Systems
SANTA CLARA, CA – January 4, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, today announced that Acer America Corporation. has chosen the NVIDIA TNT2™ Pro as the premier graphics solution for its Aspire 6400 performance home PCs, and AcerPower 4400 and 8400 commercial desktop PCs. Carrying the TNT2 Pro's best-in-class 3D and 2D performance and quality on its Acer TNT2-16 graphic accelerator cards, Acer's new consumer and performance platforms deliver an unrivaled entertainment and Internet experience.


 
 
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