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NVIDIA Is Technology of Choice for New Media Center-Based PCs


NVIDIA Extends Global Technology Reach with Comprehensive Media Center Product Suite

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Carrie Cowan
NVIDIA Corporation
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REDMOND, WA─SEPTEMBER 30, 2003─ NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced a series of design wins for the majority of new desktop and notebook PCs based on the new Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004. Working with industry-leading partners in the United States and Europe, NVIDIA’s comprehensive Media Center product suite is the perfect fit for PC manufacturers and system builders looking to deliver the best Media Center-based PCs with superior video quality and unmatched 3D processing power for a variety of digital media applications.

“The majority of Media Center-based PCs being introduced today feature NVIDIA technology under the hood—a ringing endorsement for NVIDIA’s comprehensive Media Center product suite,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “The overwhelming response is best attributed to the video quality and consistent compatibility, stability, and reliability of NVIDIA-based products—key components to delivering the best digital entertainment experience possible.” 

Companies introducing new PCs based on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 featuring NVIDIA technology include, but are not limited to:

Europe: Absolut Technology, Auchan, Carrera, CFL, Comet, Dixons, EID/Surcouf, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hi-Grade Computer Plc, HP, IQON, MediaMarket/Saturn, Multivision, Peristyle, PC City, Quantum, Toshiba, Viglen, and Yakumo GmbH

United States:  ABS, CyberPower Inc, Gateway, HP, iBuyPower, McKinnon Micro, Toshiba, Viewsonic and ZT Group

"Toshiba's notebook PCs based on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 feature the  NVIDIA GeForce FX-class graphics processors that elevate graphics performance and mobile computing to new heights, allowing users to experience their favorite entertainment applications whether at home or on the road,” said Carl Pinto, director of product marketing, Toshiba Computer Systems Group.  "The graphics performance of NVIDIA combined with the mobile computing expertise of Toshiba delivers a rich multimedia platform for powering the Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 digital media experience."

"ViewSonic's selection of nVidia to provide graphics processors for our Digital Media Centers is based on the company's status as a leader in graphics processors," said Donna Ogilvie, director of business planning, Visual Solutions Group, ViewSonic. "It brings an enhanced level of visual quality to PC-based applications, gaming and entertainment functionality while allowing us to continue being the leader in price and performance."

“The launch of Windows XP Media Center Edition marks the arrival of a wave of new and versatile personal entertainment and computing systems,” said Flavien Dhellemmes, Computer Buyer for Auchan. “The right combination of hardware and software is essential to make the experience enjoyable and NVIDIA’s wide range of graphics and TV encoding products make it the perfect solution to deliver the best visual quality in these exciting new systems.”

NVIDIA’s Media Center product suite includes GeForce™ FX graphics, NVIDIA nForce™ media and communications processors (MCP), and the NVIDIA® MCE TV, a hardware MPEG-2 encode PCI tuner card. In addition, NVIDIA provides custom Media Center software that extends the functionality of Media Center PCs. These components are designed to provide the most compatible, stable, and reliable platform for experiencing digital entertainment applications For more information on the NVIDIA Media Center product suite or where to purchase NVIDIA-powered Media Center PCs, please visit

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 1,700 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

Certain statements in this press release, including any 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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