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NVIDIA® Broadcast Solutions Take Center Stage at NAB2006 in Las Vegas


Powerful New NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 SDI Solution Showcased with Industry-Leading Graphics and Video Solutions

SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 20, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI solution, the new flagship product in the Company’s line of fully integrated graphics-to-video solutions. NVIDIA and its many partners will demonstrate a number of standardized broadcast solutions during NAB2006 in Las Vegas, April 24-28, including the delivery of uncompressed SDI output to create real-time 3D for broadcast.

Quadro FX 5500 SDI “The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI solution is at the heart of our real-time 3D solutions for broadcast,” said Christian Huber, Head of Operations at Vizrt, Austria. “We rely on color accuracy and exceptional visual quality to deliver truly memorable effects, letting our customers get their messages across instantly.”

NVIDIA Quadro SDI products generate and output standard and high-definition television content in real time and can enhance live broadcast programming with a range of content—from 3D effects to full-blown virtual sets for news, sports, and weather. The latest generation NVIDIA Quadro 5500 SDI solution includes 1GB of dedicated graphics memory and leverages the most powerful programmable graphics processing unit available.

“Adobe is excited by the fidelity, performance and integration achieved by the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI with its After Effects plug-in” said Simon Hayhurst, director of product management at Adobe. “This solution allows Adobe Production Studio to deliver the industry leading integration, performance and quality our broadcast and postproduction customers demand for their non-linear editing, compositing, effects and color-grading.”

Quadro FX 5500 SDI BracketAlso showcased at NAB2006 are the NVIDIA Quadro FX 560 and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 solutions, the latest mid-range offerings to support HD Video output. Both products allow users to preview content in real time on an HD confidence monitor and feature 256MB of onboard graphics memory with dual-link support to drive the new ultra-high resolution (WQXGA) 30" panels, which are quickly gaining popularity with HD video editors. HD is transforming the film, video and broadcast industries, and these new NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions are designed to help users rapidly transition from SD to HD.

NVIDIA Quadro SDI solutions output uncompressed SDI in 2K, HD or SD formats on Windows and Linux and have been certified, qualified, or integrated by a number of independent software vendors serving the broadcast industry, including Adobe, ASSIMILATE, Autodesk, Brainstorm, DaVinci, IRIDAS, Nixus, Nucoda, PVI, Sonic Solutions, Sportvision, Ultimatte, Vizrt and Weather Central.

NVIDIA Quadro FX GPU based products are available through PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC), and ELSA Japan (Japan). For more information on these and other NVIDIA Quadro products, please visit

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, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the features, benefits, performance and capabilities of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions, including the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 SDI, the products that will be displayed at NAB, the role of HD in transforming the film, video and broadcast industries and the availability of our solutions 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, loss in performance when products are used together, slower than anticipated transition from SD to HD, changes in customer preferences and demands, development of new technologies, manufacturing or software defects, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, and other risks detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2006. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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