NVIDIA Joins Symbian Platinum Program

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    <p align="center">NVIDIA Joins Symbian Platinum Program</p>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™. As a Platinum Partner, NVIDIA® is extending its family of GoForce™ media processors to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global industry standard operating system for smartphones, to the world’s leading handset manufacturers.

    "This partnership reflects our commitment to bringing industry leading graphics and multimedia capabilities to the smartphone market and our intent to build upon our mobile strategy," said Phil Carmack, vice president and general manager handheld group at NVIDIA. “By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can further expand our GoForce media processing solutions and strengthen our relationships with users, application developers, smartphone manufacturers and carriers/network operators.â€

    NVIDIA offers a robust suite of handheld technologies that enhance the visual display capabilities, improve connectivity and minimise chip and system-level power consumption. NVIDIA offers a breadth of handheld product offerings that deliver multimedia capabilities to a wide range of cellular and handheld devices. By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, NVIDIA GoForce media processors are ensured compatibility and stability with smartphones based on the Symbian OS.

    “Advanced graphics solutions have become a fundamental requirement for today’s multimedia-enabled smartphones,†said Bill Pinnell, Product Strategist, Multimedia and Games, Symbian. “We are pleased to have NVIDIA join the Symbian Platinum Program and bring its industry-leading graphics and multimedia technology to the Symbian ecosystem. We are looking forward to working more closely with NVIDIA on audio, video and graphics hardware acceleration enhancements for Symbian OSâ€

    The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the programme, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Partner Support team. For more information please see www.symbian.com/partners/platinum.html.

    About NVIDIA
    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 1,800 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.
     
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