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NVIDIA Quadro4 Solutions Selected by Top Workstation Manufacturers


Sweep of the Leading Workstation Suppliers Ensures Broad Acceptance of NVIDIA Quadro4 Professional Graphics Solutions

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Brian Burke
NVIDIA Corporation
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For Immediate Release:

LAS VEGAS, NV - SOLIDWORKS WORLD CONFERENCE - FEBRUARY 19, 2002 -NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its Quadro(TM)4 family of professional graphics solutions, including the XGL series and NVS series, has been selected to power systems from the leading providers of workstation graphics solutions.  The Quadro4 family is a complete, top-to-bottom line up of workstation graphics solutions that deliver the industry's highest performance, most complete feature set, and unprecedented value for the professional market.

Solutions from NVIDIA's Quadro4 family will be available in workstations from OEM manufacturers including Compaq Computer Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, and IBM.  Vertical System Integrators offering solutions from the Quadro4 family include Boxx Technology, Colfax International, DigitalScape, LT Micro/The 3D Shop, Max Black Systems, MaxVision, and Tristar International.

"By leveraging their vast 3D graphics technology portfolio, NVIDIA is providing Compaq with a complete line of professional graphics solutions that provide industry-leading performance and are filled with advance features like multi-display support and support for programmable shader operations," said Keith LeFebvre, director of workstation and thin client business for Compaq.  "The Quadro4 family has an ideal CAD or DCC solution for every Evo workstation customer."

"The Quadro4 family reinforces our position as the driving force in the professional graphics market," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of sales at NVIDIA.  "By delivering unprecedented levels of performance and unheralded features, our customers are excited about the possibilities enabled by this new architecture."

The Quadro4 family is a complete, top-to-bottom family of workstation graphics solutions that deliver the industry's highest performance and most complete feature set at unprecedented value.  The Quadro4 XGL GPU series provides the ideal solution for every level of computer-aided design and digital content creation application users, while the Quadro4 NVS series of multidisplay professional solutions offers industry-leading acceleration for professional 2D applications popular in the financial services market and the Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE) market.  New technologies introduced in the Quadro 4 family include:

  • Two completely new graphics architectures designed to accelerate professional OpenGL® and DirectX applications.
  • NVIDIA's advanced shading technology to enable custom special effects and real-time custom animations.
  • nView(TM), NVIDIA's multidisplay technology that supports arrangements of analog monitors and digital flat panel displays that can be combined to drastically increase the users desktop.
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture™ II (LMA II), NVIDIA's 128-bit memory interface that features a crossbar design and advanced Quadro memory management techniques to improve overall memory efficiency.

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets.  Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world.  NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment and education.

Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers.  Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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