NVIDIA nForce Professional Solutions Adopted by Leading Server and Workstation Motherboard Manufacturers

IWILL and Tyan Utilizing NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs for AMD Opteron-Based Motherboard Solutions

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COMPUTEX—TAIPEI, TAIWAN—JUNE 2, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the Company’s NVIDIA nForce™3 Professional media and communications processors (MCPs) have been selected by IWILL and Tyan Computer Corporation—two of the industry’s leading professional motherboard manufacturers—for their new high-performance server and workstation motherboard solutions.

Targeting the single and multi-processor AMD Opteron™-based professional computing markets, IWILL and Tyan have selected NVIDIA nForce3 Professional MCPs for their highly integrated, single-chip design, and advanced features and functionality, including hardware-optimized security solutions, system stability, and IT manageability.

“Our NVIDIA nForce3 Professional 250-based DK8N workstation motherboard with support for dual AMD Opteron processors is fast becoming one of our most successful products ever,” said Sunny S. Chang, Sales and Marketing Director at IWILL. “Working with industry core-logic leader NVIDIA enables us to develop cutting-edge products for the professional user and provide them with innovative features, performance, and stability unmatched by other professional solutions.”

“With their renowned success with their NVIDIA Quadro line of professional graphics solutions, and now NVIDIA nForce3 Professional MCPs, it is clear that NVIDIA is on the forefront of technological innovation and we are excited to be working with them to develop products based on their next-generation platform technology,” said Danny Hsu, Senior Director of Marketing at Tyan. “With NVIDIA, Tyan will be bringing professional users the compatible, stable, and reliable 32-bit and 64-bit computing platform they have been asking for.”

Designed for professional computing environments, the NVIDIA nForce3 Professional MCPs incorporate advanced technology solutions, including enterprise-class networking, fault tolerant storage designs, and optimizations for NVIDIA Quadro workstation graphics solutions—which are currently supported by an industry-leading selection of certified software applications.  The NVIDIA commitment to product longevity further ensures IT investment protection. 

“We are thrilled to have partners of such high caliber as IWILL and Tyan—two leading suppliers of motherboard solutions to the retail channel and OEM professional markets,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform business at NVIDIA. “Professional users demand performance, stability and reliability from their workstation and server platforms, and we’re excited about the possibilities that IWILL and Tyan will be enabling in the professional computing market.”

IWILL is currently shipping products based on the NVIDIA nForce3 Professional 250 MCP, and NVIDIA is working closely both IWILL and Tyan during their development of new products based on NVIDIA’s next-generation silicon, which will include additional support for PCI-Express and other new features.

NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com <//www.nvidia.com>.

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