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NVIDIA Turns Up the Heat at SIGGRAPH 2003


Worldwide Leader in Visual Processing Leads Programmability Charge with New Products, Tools and Partners

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NVIDIA Corporation
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SIGGRAPH—SAN DIEGO, CA—JULY 29, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that over 250 innovative NVIDIA Quadro® FX graphics solutions are populating the SIGGRAPH 2003 show floor in training sessions, booths, giveaways, and specialty pavilions. Recognized as the world’s largest marketplace of computer graphics and interactive techniques, SIGGRAPH is the premier forum for getting up close and hands-on with the newest hardware, software tools, and applications from NVIDIA and its partners.

“The graphics industry is the most dynamic industry in the computing market,” said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “Over the last year, NVIDIA and the industry as a whole have taken gigantic strides with the introduction of high-level shading languages such as Microsoft's HLSL, NVIDIA's Cg, and the emerging OpenGL Shading Language; programmable hardware like NVIDIA Quadro FX and GeForce™ FX; and APIs including OpenGL® 1.5  and DirectX® 9.0. The entire graphics industry is focused on delivering awe-inspiring graphics content in real-time to people around the world.”

Exciting NVIDIA events at SIGGRAPH 2003 include:

  • Joining “Dawn,” NVIDIA’s attractive pixie, along with other animated celebrities at SIGGRAPH’s version of the Oscars. Don’t miss opening night at the exclusive Electronic Theatre featuring the best short animations of the year.
  • Checking out larger-than-life displays powered by groundbreaking new NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G and single-system powerwall solutions.
  • Enlisting attendees in the programmable graphics revolution. NVIDIA supplies the ammunition with beginner to advanced Cg training, six sessions each day, through July 31st in Rooms 27 A and B.
  • Got art? Compete in one of NVIDIA’s art contests. Contestants have 20 minutes to draw and compete for prizes in booth #1611.
  • Academic enlightenment. NVIDIA U provides free training to graduate students and professors on next-generation graphics solutions, Cg programming, and real-time rendering technology.
  • NVIDIA sponsored tutorials and sessions throughout the conference, including graphics industry pioneers such as Kurt Akeley speaking on real-time shading.

“In addition to being all over the show floor and in the training rooms, NVIDIA products will be available for sale from PNY Technologies at SIGGRAPH,” said Matt Mustachio, senior director of marketing for PNY. “PNY is focused on meeting the needs of its professional customers, including providing the convenience of shopping right off the convention center floor.” 

NVIDIA’s products and partners can be found at the show in the Company’s main booth #2625.

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 1,500 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at <//>.

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