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ATI Ships One Millionth PCI Express Graphics Card

MARKHAM, Ontario (August 13, 2004)

ATI Technologies Inc. today shipped its one millionth native PCI Express visual processing unit (VPU), speeding the industry transition to PCI Express. ATI and its board partners continue to be the consumers' only source for PCI Express visual processors. 

   ATI launched its full family of PCI Express graphics solutions on  June 1 at COMPUTEX, including the RADEON(TM) X300, RADEON(TM) X600  and RADEON(TM) X800 for consumer and commercial customers and the  FireGL(TM) V3100, FireGL(TM) V3200, FireGL(TM) V5100 and FireGL(TM)  V7100 for professional customers. These graphics cards are currently  shipping to OEM and system integrator customers worldwide. 

   "Since the outset of the PCI Express initiative, our aim was to  deliver a top-to-bottom family of PCI Express graphics cards to our  OEM customers, hastening the PCI Express transition," said Rick  Bergman, Senior Vice President Marketing and General Manager,  Desktop, ATI Technologies. "PCI-E is a major innovation in the  computer architecture and there is a rapid transition in the market  to this bus standard. Our huge success in winning the OEM PCI Express  business attests to the fact that our PCI Express products are  robust, high-performing and are a cut above the rest." 

   ATI has co-validated its PCI Express solutions with every major  chipset vendor, motherboard manufacturer and original equipment  manufacturer (OEM) in the industry to ensure mutual compatibility and  interoperability. ATI continues to work with its technology partners  to hasten the transition to PCI Express. For more information on  ATI's PCI Express products please visit

   About ATI Technologies 

   ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and  manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon  solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's  foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to  deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC  and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and  digital television, game console and handheld markets. With 2003  revenues in excess of US $1.3 billion, ATI has more than 2,700  employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade  on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY). 

   Copyright 2004 ATI Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. ATI and  ATI product and product feature names are trademarks and/or  registered trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc. All other company and  product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their  respective owners. Features, pricing, availability and specifications  are subject to change without notice. 


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