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2004 Press Releases

Read NVIDIA's groundbreaking announcements from the year 2004 in the following press releases. Click on a headline to view the full press release...




   
NVIDIA Purevideo Technology Brings Home-Theatre Quality Video To The PC
LONDON — DECEMBER 20TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology, a combination of hardware and software technologies designed to raise the bar on the video capabilities of today’s desktop and notebook PCs.

   
NVIDIA Wireless Media Processor Available In Newest 3G Phones
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—DECEMBER 16—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that two leading 3G carriers with operations in Europe and Japan have chosen Motorola phones based on the NVIDIA GoForce™ 4000.

   
NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce 6200 With TurboCache
LONDON — DECEMBER 15TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today introduced the GeForce® 6200 graphics processing unit (GPU) with TurboCache™ technology.

   
NVIDIA TurboCache Technology Adopted By Over 70 Partners Worldwide
LONDON — DECEMBER 15TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced a tidal wave of industry support for its recently announced NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology.

   
NVIDIA Honoured By Fabless Semiconductor Association
THEALE, BERKSHIRE — DECEMBER 13TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) presented the Company with two significant industry recognitions during the tenth annual FSA Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, December 9, 2004 in Santa Clara, California.

   
Rhythm & Hues Standardises on NVIDIA Quadro FX Professional Graphics Systems
LONDON — DECEMBER 8TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that Rhythm & Hues Studios has standardised its digital production pipeline on NVIDIA Quadro® FX products.

   
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. And NVIDIA Announce Joint GPU Development for SCEI’s Next-Generation Computer Entertainment System
LONDON — DECEMBER 7TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the companies have been collaborating on bringing advanced graphics technology and computer entertainment technology to SCEI’s highly anticipated next-generation computer entertainment system.

   
New Intel Promotion Bundles NVIDIA PCI Express-Based GeForce 6600 GT Graphics Cards With Intel Motherboards
LONDON — DECEMBER 3rd, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that Intel Corporation has launched a marketing promotion to bundle NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 GT graphics cards with Intel PCI Express motherboards.

   
NVIDIA and Intel Sign Broad Cross-License and Chipset License Agreements
LONDON — NOVEMBER 19TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the companies have signed a broad, multi-year patent cross-license agreement spanning multiple product lines and product generations.

   
NVIDIA SLI Revolution Begins With Launch of ASUS A8N-SLI
LONDON — NOVEMBER 17TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, and ASUSTeK Computer International today announced the availability of the world’s first NVIDIA SLI-Ready™ motherboard for the AMD64 platform.

   
NVIDIA Announces Immediate Availability of GeForce 6600 GT for AGP-Based PCs
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—NOVEMBER 16, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced widespread availability of NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 GT graphics processing unit (GPU)-based add-in cards for AGP-based PCs. GeForce 6600 GT-based graphics cards for the AGP bus are available today and in the coming weeks from the following partners:

   
NVIDIA SLI Certification and Logo Programme Garners Worldwide Industry Support
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—NOVEMBER 10, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that its worldwide NVIDIA® SLI™ certification and logo programme is fully operational, with add-in cards, motherboards, and full PC systems already undergoing validation testing.

   
Frantic Films to Use NVIDIA Gelato for Feature Film Production
LONDON — NOVEMBER 9TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that Frantic Films, one of North America's most dynamic and creative resources for stunning visual effects and animation, has entered into an agreement to incorporate the NVIDIA® Gelato™ GPU-accelerated film renderer as a key element of its production pipeline.

   
NVIDIA Introduces GeForce Go 6800 - Unleashing the World’s Fastest Notebooks
LONDON — NOVEMBER 8TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the GeForce™ Go 6800 graphics processing unit (GPU).

   
Leading Performance Notebook Vendors Select NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
LONDON — NOVEMBER 8TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the leading notebook vendors have selected the NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6800 graphics processing unit (GPU) for their performance notebook solutions.

   
NVIDIA Gelato Rendering Software Delivers Comprehensive Support for Alias Maya
LONDON — NOVEMBER 2ND, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that NVIDIA® Gelato TM 1.1, the latest version of its hardware-accelerated, final-frame renderer, is now available for sale directly from NVIDIA and through its global network of resellers.

   
NVIDIA Quadro FX to Be Used By BBC for US Election Special
LONDON — NOVEMBER 2ND, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that its NVIDIA Quadro® FX technology will be used by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), to provide real-time on-screen graphics for the much anticipated US election programme airing on November 2nd.

   
NVIDIA Mobile GPU Added To IBM ThinkPad Line
LONDON — OCTOBER 29TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the GeForce™ FX Go5200 graphics processing unit (GPU) has been selected for use in the IBM ThinkPad G41 notebook PC.

   
NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series Technology Leadership Drives Dramatic High-End Share Growth
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—OCTOBER 27, 2004 —NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported that the rapid adoption of the Company’s leading family of 3D graphics processing units has moved NVIDIA into the number one spot in the Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, or high-end performance segment of the market...

   
NVIDIA nForce4 Brings PCI Express, SLI, and Security Processing to AMD64 Platforms
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—OCTOBER 19, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today introduced the NVIDIA nForce™4 media and communication processors (MCPs), the Company’s new family of high-performance PCI Express-based MCPs for AMD64 computing environments.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Key Products and Technologies Based On Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
LONDON — OCTOBER 12, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced a suite of powerful technologies for PC manufacturers and system builders who will provide new PCs based on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

   
Sun Microsystems and NVIDIA Form Professional Graphics Alliance
DENVER — SEG INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION — OCTOBER 12th, 2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that they have joined forces to deliver leading NVIDIA Quadro® graphics solutions on Sun Java Workstations running Solaris, Windows or Linux operating systems.

   
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 GPU Extends Technology Leadership into the Value PC Segment
LONDON — OCTOBER 11TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200...

   
NVIDIA GeForce 6-Series GPUs Achieve Top 3dMark05 Score of 7229
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—SEPTEMBER 29, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the Company has set the bar for 3dMark™05, the latest PC performance benchmark from Futuremark® Corporation.

   
Tiger Telematics and NVIDIA Collaborate On Next Generation Mobile Gaming Technologies and Content
LONDON — 21 AUGUST, 2004 — Gizmondo Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based, Tiger Telematics Inc. (TGTL), announced today that the NVIDIA GoForce 3D 4500 wireless media processor (WMP) has been selected for the eagerly anticipated Gizmondo game pad.

   
NVIDIA Launches the World’s First 3D Wireless Media Processor — GoForce 3D 4500
MOBILE CONTENT WORLD – LONDON, ENGLAND — SEPTEMBER 21, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today unveiled the GoForce 3D 4500, the world’s first 3D wireless media processor (WMP).

   
NVIDIA brings Poland into its Web Community
LONDON — SEPTEMBER 8th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced it has reaffirmed its commitment to providing a complete communications service to its European partners and customers with the launch of its Polish website, www.nvidia.pl.

   
NVIDIA Showcases Cutting-Edge Products at IDF
IDF—SAN FRANCISCO, CA—SEPTEMBER 7, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced it will showcase a full line-up of products and technologies at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF).

   
NVIDIA is the Only GPU Manufacturer with PCI Express Products on the PCI-SIG Integrators List
LONDON—AUGUST 23, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that PCI-SIG*, the Special Interest Group responsible for Conventional PCI*, PCI-X and PCI Express* industry-standard I/O technologies, has indicated NVIDIA PCI Express technology-based products have passed the Workshop compliance test suite by adding the products to the PCI-SIG Integrators List.

   
NVIDIA Introduces the GeForce 6600 GPU — A Gamer’s Dream for Doom 3
QUAKECON 2004 — GRAPEVINE, TX — AUGUST 12, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the GeForce™ 6600 GT and GeForce 6600, the latest additions to its GeForce 6 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs).

   
NVIDIA Sponsors QuakeCon 2004 – The “Must Attend” Event Of The Year For Gamers
QUAKECON 2004 — GRAPEVINE, TX — AUGUST 12, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, has teamed up with id Software to power QuakeCon 2004 — the biggest LAN party of the year.

   
NVIDIA and BOXX Introduce First Gelato-Ready Server Node
SIGGRAPH―LOS ANGELES, CA—AUGUST 10, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, in conjunction with BOXX Technologies, a leading developer of award-winning digital content creation systems, today introduced the first server-based solution for GPU-accelerated final-frame rendering with Gelato™ graphics rendering software.

   
New NVIDIA Scene Graph Technology Streamlines and Accelerates 3D Content Development
SIGGRAPH ― LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 9, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today unveiled its new Scene Graph Software Development Kit (NVSG SDK) that allows developers to optimise their applications to exploit the latest professional graphics processing hardware.

   
Record-Setting NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 Leads New Professional Graphics Family to Market
SIGGRAPH ― LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 9, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced the fastest performing graphics solution in the industry with the new NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4400 model. The FX 4400 model is part of a distinctive new family of professional graphics products NVIDIA announced today and based on the PCI Express™ bus architecture.

   
NVIDIA Creates Gelato Developer Program
SIGGRAPH — LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 9, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today expanded its support for the digital production tools developer community by announcing the NVIDIA® Gelato(TM) Developer Program.

   
New “Mango” Plug-In Brings NVIDIA Gelato Hardware-Accelerated Renderer to Maya Pipeline
SIGGRAPH — LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 9, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced today a new Maya® 6 plug-in for NVIDIA’s award-winning, final-frame renderer Gelato™, bringing the first hardware-accelerated, final-frame renderer to Maya artists.

   
NVIDIA Partners Now Selling PCI Express Motherboard and Graphics Combo Solutions
LONDON — AUGUST 4TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its top-to-bottom family of PCI Express™ graphics processing units (GPUs) are now being offered with the industry’s leading PCI Express motherboards from AOpen Inc., ASUSTeK, Gigabyte Technology and MSI.

   
NVIDIA Expands Gelato Sales Network with International Resellers
LONDON — AUGUST 2ND, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced it has signed agreements with six companies to sell and support the NVIDIA® Gelato™ 1.0 GPU-accelerated final-frame renderer.

   
NVIDIA Targets Everyday Computing With Support for New AMD Sempron™ Processors
LONDON — JULY 28TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s current and future line of NVIDIA nForce™ media and communications processors (MCPs) will fully support the new AMD Sempron™ processor family introduced earlier today for everyday computing.

   
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra and GeForce 6800 GT Chips Proclaimed Best for Doom 3
LONDON, UK—JULY 26, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that independent third-party testing confirms that the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 Ultra and the GeForce 6800 GT graphics processing units (GPUs) deliver faster performance than comparable competitive offerings in Doom 3™, regarded as one of the most highly-anticipated PC games in history.

   
NVIDIA Mobile GPU Selected For Innovative New Toshiba Line
LONDON, UK—JULY 26, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the GeForce™ FX Go5200 graphics processing unit (GPU) has been chosen by Toshiba for its Qosmio® E10, a highly integrated mobile audio/visual (AV) personal computing device targeted at today’s modern household.

   
NVIDIA GoForce 2100 Selected For Picture Perfect Samsung Camera Phone
WIRELESS WORLD JAPAN — JULY 22, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Samsung Electronics, manufacturer of the industry leading brand of mobile phones, has selected the NVIDIA® GoForce™ 2100 media processor for the SCH- M500 Mobile Intelligent Terminal by Samsung (MITS) phone.

   
NVIDIA Powers Electronic Sports World Cup Final
POITIERS, FRANCE – JULY 5TH, 2004 – NVIDIA (Nasdaq:NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, announced today more details of its worldwide sponsorship of the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) 2004, organised by LigArena and taking place for the second year running at Poitiers Futuroscope.

   
NVIDIA PCI Express solutions power Kraftway workstation and desktop systems
MOSCOW — JUNE 28, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Kraftway, Russia’s leading provider of personal computers (PCs) has selected NVIDIA® graphics processing units (GPUs) to power their new PCI Express™ systems.

   
NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Selected For New Line of HP Workstations Based on PCI Express
THEALE, BERKSHIRE — JULY 6TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the full line of new PCI Express™ NVIDIA Quadro® FX and Quadro NVS professional graphics solutions will be integrated into the new line of Intel® Pentium® 4/Xeon™-based HP XW Workstations.

   
NVIDIA Corporation Announces Additional Equity Compensation Policies
SANTA CLARA, CA - July 9, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), today announced that the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors has adopted additional equity policies for its employees and officers.

   
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Provides Canvas for Aspiring Digital Artists Competing In the Imagine Cup 2004
IMAGINE CUP — SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — JULY 2nd, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its GeForce™ 6800 series graphics processing units (GPUs) will equip the competition PCs featured at the rendering invitational worldwide finals of the Imagine Cup 2004, a multi-faceted technology competition sponsored by Microsoft® Corporation.

   
NVIDIA Quadro PCI Express Graphics Form Cornerstone of New Workstation Line for Fujitsu Siemens Computers
LONDON — JULY 1ST, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers will offer the full range of new NVIDIA Quadro® PCI Express™ graphics solutions on the CELSIUS® K Series, M Series and R Series workstations.

   
NVIDIA Launches Revolutionary New Multi-GPU Technology
LONDON – JUNE 28, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled a revolutionary new technology that enables multiple NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6 Series or NVIDIA Quadro® graphics cards to operate in a single PC or workstation for a stunning increase in graphics horsepower.

   
New NVIDIA Quadro Graphics and Intel E7525 Chipset Form the Ultimate PCI Express-Based Professional User Platform
LONDON—JUNE 28, 2004—After months of collaboration, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and Intel Corporation today separately announced compatible PCI Express™-based products for the ultimate professional computing platform.

   
NVIDIA Unveils New Family of PCI Express Professional Graphics Solutions
LONDON—JUNE 28, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, broadened its already expansive graphics line today with the introduction of four new NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics solutions based on PCI Express™.

   
Leading System Builders Select NVIDIA PCI Express Graphics Chips
LONDON — JUNE 21ST, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that many of the world’s leading providers of personal computers (PCs) have selected NVIDIA® PCI Express-enabled graphics processing units (GPUs) to power their new PCI Express™ systems.

   
NVIDIA Delivers Much Anticipated PCI Express Graphics Solutions
LONDON — JUNE 21ST, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, has executed the Company’s strategy to deliver PCI Express technology in lock-step with Intel, with a full line of graphics processing units (GPUs) ready to support the Intel® 925X and 915 G/P express chipsets.

   
Leading Add-In Card Partners Deliver NVIDIA-Based PCI Express Graphics Cards
LONDON — JUNE 21ST, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s top-to-bottom product family of PCI Express™-enabled graphics processing units (GPUs) has gained wide acceptance among the PC industry’s top add-in card manufacturers.

   
NVIDIA Appoints Reality Computing as First European Reseller for Gelato
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—17TH JUNE 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that is has appointed Reality Computing as the first of its European resellers to bring NVIDIA’s GPU-accelerated movie renderer, Gelato, to the UK & Irish markets.

   
NVIDIA and AMD Deliver Improved Security to Protect the PC Desktop
COMPUTEX — TAIPEI, TAIWAN — JUNE 2, 2004 — Recognising the need to thwart network-level hacking attacks and other security risks, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced collaborative efforts with AMD and leading Taiwanese motherboard companies to help promote enhanced secure PC platform technology solutions and deliver innovative features and increased levels of protection for desktop PCs, workstations and servers based on the NVIDIA nForce™ and AMD64 computing platform.

   
NVIDIA Announces new nForce3 Ultra MCP
COMPUTEX — TAIPEI, TAIWAN — 1st JUNE, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual and media processing solutions, today announced the NVIDIA nForce™3 Ultra MCP, a new media and communications processor for motherboards and PC systems based on the AMD64 computing platform.

   
NVIDIA Driving Next-Generation Serial Ata Storage Technology to the PC Desktop
COMPUTEX — TAIPEI, TAIWAN — 1st JUNE, 2004 — In conjunction with leading hard drive manufacturers, including Hitachi, Maxtor, Samsung and Seagate, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced joint efforts to bring next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) technology into desktop PCs, workstations and servers.

   
NVIDIA Introduces nStant Media - Delivering Quick, Easy Access to Digital Media Content on Notebook PCs
COMPUTEX — TAIPEI, TAIWAN — 1st JUNE, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled NVIDIA® nStant Media™ – new multimedia software that gives users quick, easy access to digital content on notebook PCs.

   
The Day After Tomorrow: Tornadoes, Snowstorms and Tidal Waves Come Alive With Crack Creative and NVIDIA
LONDON – 28th MAY, 2004 — Deadly twisters. Massive snowstorms. Devastating tidal waves. These are just a few of the visually intense scenes from the special effects-packed Twentieth Century Fox film The Day After Tomorrow, which opens this week in movie theatres around the world.

   
NVIDIA Works with Intel on PCI Express
LONDON — 27th MAY, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Intel Corporation will be using NVIDIA’s top-to-bottom family of PCI Express™ graphics processing units (GPUs), as part of Intel’s PCI Express-enabled chipset launch programmes.

   
NVIDIA Announces Broad Industry Support for MXM Interface
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—MAY 17, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company's Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM) initiative has seen tremendous support from industry-leading notebook manufacturers, designers, and key component manufacturers.

   
NVIDIA and Ten Leading Notebook Manufacturers Launch Consistent Graphics Interface for PCI Express Notebooks
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—MAY 17, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, along with the world’s leading notebook ODMs, today announced a consistent graphics interface for PCI Express-based notebook PCs. The Mobile PCI Express Module specification (MXM) was jointly designed by NVIDIA and the industry’s leading notebook PC manufacturers to create a consistent graphics interface that will accelerate the time to market for PCI Express-based notebooks.

   
Game Publishers and Developers Choose NVIDIA at E3
ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO — LOS ANGELES, CA — MAY 12th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its GeForce™ 6 series of graphics processing units (GPU) is the overwhelming choice of publishers and developers participating in this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

   
NVIDIA PC TV Tuner Card Now Available In Retail Channel
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—MAY 11, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the availability of NVIDIA NVTV™, a TV tuner card and software package bringing high-quality TV viewing and digital video recorder (DVR) functionality to desktop PCs.

   
NVIDIA and Epic Games Showcase Unreal Engine 3 at E3
ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO—LOS ANGELES, CA—MAY 10, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and Epic Games today announced the first public showing of Unreal® Engine 3, the premier game engine for powering a new generation of games, at this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

   
NVIDIA Brings New Networking, Security, and Storage Solutions to AMD
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—MAY 10, 2004— Leveraging the award-winning innovative networking, storage, and security technologies unveiled in the Company’s NVIDIA nForce™3 250Gb media and communications processor (MCP) for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based platforms, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA nForce™2 Ultra 400Gb MCP for AMD Athlon™ XP processor-based motherboards and PC systems.

   
NVIDIA Announces Acquisition of iReady
SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 26, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it has acquired the technology assets of iReady Corp., a provider of high performance TCP/IP and iSCSI offload solutions.

   
NVIDIA Unveils New 64-Bit Drivers For NVIDIA nForce Platforms
LONDON — APRIL 21st, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the immediate availability of new 64-bit software drivers for systems and motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce™3 media and communications processors (MCPs).

   
NVIDIA Introduces Gelato ─ Industry’s First Hardware-Accelerated Final-Film Renderer
NAB – LAS VEGAS — APRIL 19, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled NVIDIA® Gelato™, the first 3D final-film renderer accelerated by industry-standard graphics hardware.

   
New NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 Redefines the Standard for Professional Graphics
NAB – LAS VEGAS – APRIL 19, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4000, a professional graphics solution that shatters all performance and image quality records and reaches new heights in programmability and precision.

   
New NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 SDI Transforms Broadcast and Film Production
NAB – LAS VEGAS – APRIL 19, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today launched the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4000 SDI, a workstation-based graphics solution enabling breakthrough weather, news, sports and virtual-set broadcast as well as video and film post production.

   
NVIDIA Launches GeForce 6 Series – Biggest Performance and Feature Leap In Company History
SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 14, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, introduced today the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 models of graphics processing units (GPUs) for high-performance desktop computers.

   
GeForce 6800 GPUs Selected By Leading European PC SBs and Add-In Card Makers
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—APRIL 14, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the GeForce™ 6800 series of graphic processing units (GPUs) has been widely accepted by the world’s leading add-in card manufacturers, PC OEMs and system builders.

   
Game Creators and Publishers Praise NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series
SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 14, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today revealed that its new GeForce™ 6 series graphics processing units (GPUs) are receiving rave reviews and widespread industry support from the world’s top game creators and publishers.

   
HI Corporation and NVIDIA Enter into Global Alliance...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. And MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 26, 2004 – HI Corporation, the world leader in 3D software and games for mobile devices and NVIDIA Inc. (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, announced today that the companies have agreed to a worldwide alliance for advanced interactive 3D games on mobile communication devices.

   
NVIDIA Processors to Bring Advanced Multimedia Functionality to Motorola 3g Handsets
CTIA — ATLANTA, USA — MARCH 23, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, has chosen the company’s GoForce 4000 processor for its new 3G mobile phones. The NVIDIA processor solution will deliver best-in-class imaging and video processing options for select Motorola 3G phones, as well as an industry-leading development environment and support for rapidly building feature-rich multimedia phones and video-communicators.

   
NVIDIA to Present at Industry’s First Annual Mobile Gaming Awards
LONDON — MARCH 22nd, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the company will sponsor the first annual Best of Wireless Gaming Awards, also known as the “Mobies” at CTIA Wireless 2004 in Atlanta, USA.

   
NVIDIA Drives Game Development for Cell Phones
LONDON — MARCH 22nd, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced it’s Developer Program for hardware accelerated 3D applications on cell phones and other handheld devices and the immediate availability of the handheld software development kit (SDK).

   
NVIDIA Joins Symbian Platinum Program
LONDON — MARCH 22nd, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for cellphones based on Symbian OS™.

   
NVIDIA and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ Team up to Bring Cinematic Computing to Life
CEBIT 2004 — HANNOVER, GERMANY — MARCH 18, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it will be teaming up with Academy Award®-winning Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ at this year’s CeBIT exhibition in Hannover, Germany, to show its famous technology demonstration “Dawn”, in an fully live and interactive environment.

   
NVIDIA Introduces Industry’s First Silent Performance Workstation Graphics Solution
LONDON — MARCH 17th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled the newest addition to its NVIDIA Quadro® FX family, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 700.

   
NVIDIA Sets New Standard for High Resolution Multi-Display Imaging and Visualisation
LONDON — MARCH 17th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 600 PCI, a professional 3D graphics solution that extends a user’s workspace by up to eight high-resolution, digital flat panels powered by one NVIDIA-based PC workstation.

   
NVIDIA Forceware Release 55 Introduces Game Profiles and Boosts Performance
LONDON — MARCH 15th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the availability of the NVIDIA® ForceWare™ Release 55 graphics driver for add-in cards based on NVIDIA GeForce™ graphics processing units (GPUs).

   
NVIDIA First to Enable Graphics Cards with Next-Generation GDDR-3 Graphics Memory
LONDON—MARCH 4, 2004—Continuing a long line of industry firsts, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it is the first to offer graphics solutions based on Graphics Double Data Rate 3 (GDDR-3) memory.

   
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to Present Keynote at Intel Solutions Summit
SANTA CLARA, CA — MARCH 3, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Jen-Hsun Huang, president, CEO, and co-founder of NVIDIA, will deliver a keynote address on the opening day of this year’s Intel® Solution Summit in Las Vegas, March 7-10, 2004.

   
NVIDIA Introduces New Ultra-Low Power Media Processors for Cell Phones
LONDON — FEBRUARY 25th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today raised the bar for multimedia functionality and power consumption in the cell phone market with the introduction of the NVIDIA® GoForce™ 4000 and GoForce 3000 series of media processors.

   
NVIDIA Unveils AR10 - The World's First Programmable 3D Core for Mobile Phones
3GSM WORLD CONGRESS — CANNES, FRANCE — FEBRUARY 25, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the AR10 3D core for use in cellular handsets.

   
NVIDIA Sets New Performance Standard for Mobile Workstation Graphics
SANTA CLARA, CA — FEBRUARY 24, 2003 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled the NVIDIA Quadro® FX Go1000, a mobile workstation graphics solution delivering the industry’s fastest performance on key benchmarks including industry-standard SPECviewperf® 7.1.1 3dsmax-02, ProE-02, and Ugs-03 tests.

   
NVIDIA Adopts TSMC’s 0.11 Micron Technology
Santa Clara, CA and Hsin-Chu, Taiwan – February 24, 2004 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today confirmed that it will be one of the first semiconductor companies to manufacture select up-coming graphics processing units (GPUs) at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC’s) (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSMC) 0.11 μm (micron) process technology.

   
3DS MAX 6 Runs Up To 74% Faster With NVIDIA Quadro Graphics and MAXtreme 6
LONDON — FEBRUARY 19th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its MAXtreme 6 accelerator, a custom tool that dramatically increases the performance of Discreet 3ds max® 6 software on NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics solutions.

   
NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Win Prestigious Image Quality Awards
LONDON — FEBRUARY 18th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NVIDIA Quadro® NVS professional 2D graphics solutions have won prestigious Five Star Awards from industry-standard DisplayMate Technologies, the foremost independent source for image quality testing.

   
NVIDIA Extends 64-BIT Graphics Leadership to Intel-based Workstations
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM – SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 18, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its has unveiled its 64-bit software technology, optimised for Intel Corporation’s future Intel® Xeon™ processor with 64-bit extension technology.

   
NVIDIA Introduces Industry’s First Top-To-Bottom Family of PCI Express GPUs
INTEL DEVELOPER CONFERENCE—SAN FRANCISCO —FEBRUARY 17, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled the industry’s first top-to-bottom family of PCI Express graphics processing units (GPUs), all designed to take full advantage of the additional bandwidth and features that this new I/O interconnection standard delivers.

   
NVIDIA Reports Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2004
SANTA CLARA, CA. – February 12, 2004 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004 and the fiscal year ended January 25, 2004.

   
PalmSource and NVIDIA Partner to Advance Graphics on Palm Powered Mobile Devices
LONDON — FEBRUARY 11th, 2004 — PalmSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSRC) provider of Palm OS®, a leading operating system powering next generation mobile devices and NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced plans to enhance the graphics acceleration in Palm Powered® smart mobile devices running Palm OS® Cobalt and Palm OS® Garnet.

   
NVIDIA Sponsors New Generation of Sporting Heroes
THEALE, BERKSHIRE—FEBRUARY 10th, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it will be the main sponsor of the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC). NVIDIA also participated in the official press conference that took place in Paris last week.

   
NVIDIA Brings High-Quality Graphics and Multi-Display Capabilities to Corporate Workstations
LONDON — JANUARY 29th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro® NVS 280 PCI, a professional 2D graphics board ideal for enterprise and multi-monitor applications.

   
NVIDIA Signs World’s Top-Ranked Team of Professional Gamers
LONDON — JANUARY 26th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the signing of an endorsement agreement with Team Schroet Kommando (SK), the world’s top-ranked team in the competitive and growing sport of video gaming.

   
NVIDIA Helps NASA Reconstruct Mars Rover Data in Virtual Reality
LONDON — JANUARY 19th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NASA is using its technology to reconstruct Martian terrain from transmitted rover data in photorealistic virtual reality, allowing scientists to explore Mars in 3D as if they were actually moving freely on the planet’s surface.

   
NVIDIA Selected By Mitsubishi for New i-mode™ Mobile Phone
LONDON — JANUARY 13th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its multimedia graphics technology is primed to impact the mobile phone and PDA market, as Mitsubishi Electric has incorporated the NVIDIA® GoForceÔ 2100 technology into its latest i-mode™ mobile phone, the M341i.

   
NVIDIA PCI Express Technology at CES
LONDON — JANUARY 12th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, demonstrated its PCI Express architecture at the Consumer Electronics Show.

   
NVIDIA and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ Team up...
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW — LAS VEGAS, NV — JANUARY 8, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it has teamed up with Academy Award®-winning Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, one of the pre-eminent character-building visual effects facilities serving the international film, television and advertising industries.

   
NVIDIA Brings the Cinematic Experience to CES
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW — LAS VEGAS, NV — JANUARY 7th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, will demonstrate a “New World of Cinematic Computing” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 8-11.

   
NVIDIA Recognised By Fortune as One of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”
LONDON — JANUARY 6th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced it has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine in a study conducted in conjunction with the Great Place to Work Institute of San Francisco.

   
NVIDIA nForce3 Primed and Ready for New AMD Athlon64 Processor
LONDON — JANUARY 6th, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA nForce™3 media and communications processors (MCPs) — which have been lauded by major industry publications and technology web sites for their stability and performance — fully support the new AMD Athlon64 Processor 3400+, announced earlier today.


 
 
 
 
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