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NVIDIA Unveils GoForce 5500 GPU

Brings the World of Digital Entertainment to Mobile Phones (February 13, 2006)

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today unveiled the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 handheld graphics processing unit (GPU) -- the industry's first handheld GPU to enable true, fluid digital TV, high-fidelity surround sound, rapid multi-shot photography, and console-class 3D graphics. For many years, these capabilities have been the domain of function-specific devices such as the home entertainment system, the digital still camera, or the Sony(R) Playstation(R). Today, this new GPU brings all these features, and more, to the mobile phone.

The newest member of the NVIDIA GoForce family of handheld GPUs, the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 delivers a host of multimedia features, including:

True, fluid digital TV and video


-- The industry's first handheld GPU to playback H.264, WMV9 and MPEG-4 video up to D1 resolution(1) at 30 frames per second (fps)

-- Compatible with major mobile TV standards including DVB-H, ISDB-T, and DMB networks

High Fidelity Surround Sound

-- The industry's first handheld surround sound processor to deliver an immersive audio experience in the palm of a hand

-- Crossfade and multistream technologies help to prevent annoying breaks between songs and music cut out when the ringtone is activated

Console-class 3D gaming

-- Experience console-class games, such as Quake III Arena, at unrivalled speeds on a handheld device

-- 3X the performance of the previous generation(2)
    Sharp, crystal clear digital photography
-- Rapid multi-shot capabilities so users never miss a photo
-- Support for up to 10 megapixel resolution
    Ultra-low power consumption-- Dedicated low-power hardware design delivers more hours of entertainment on the phone with less drain on the talk time

Phones based on the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 handheld GPU are expected to be available from key handset manufacturers before the 2006 holiday season.


For more information on the NVIDIA GoForce family of handheld GPUs, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/page/handheld.html

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.


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