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NVIDIA Awarded Editors' Choice Award from CADENCE Magazine

NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Honored as Breakthrough in Workstation Graphics

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Derek Perez
NVIDIA Corporation
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For Immediate Release

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.

"Although relatively new to the workstation graphics market, NVIDIA is already raising the bar for high-quality products," says Arnie Williams, editor in chief of CADENCE. "We were especially impressed with the Quadro2 Pro, an affordable but powerful accelerator rivaling the performance of much more expensive cards."

"Recognition from CADENCE Magazine, the premier publication for the CAD industry, elevates the Quadro2 Pro to elite status among workstation graphics solutions," says Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing for NVIDIA. "This award is a testament to NVIDIA's ability to deliver the premier 3D graphics solution for each market segment we target with our technology."

CADENCE Editors' Choice candidates are chosen from recommendations made by the CADENCE Editorial Advisory Board, contributing editors, product reviewers and the CADENCE editorial staff. Products that help move the industry forward and that represent best practices in product development are singled out for special recognition as key trendsetters for the CAD industry.

Designed for the professional workstation, digital content creation, and MCAD markets, the Quadro2 Pro is the fastest workstation graphics solution available for the engineering professional. It offers unprecedented 2D and 3D performance, per-pixel shading, and a powerful transform and lighting engine. 

The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology, honoring the company with the most graphics awards in the history of the PC industry. PC OEMs, add-in card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies worldwide choose NVIDIA GPUs as the core component of their graphics processing solutions. NVIDIA GPUs are used by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers. NVIDIA graphics processors deliver superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at

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