NVIDIA Corporation today
announced that the Company’s Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM) initiative has
seen tremendous support from industry-leading notebook manufacturers,
designers, and key component manufacturers.

The world’s leading notebook Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs),
including Quanta, Wistron, FIC, Uniwill, Clevo, AOpen, Tatung, Arima, Asustek
and Mitac all intend to offer notebooks with MXM incorporated into the design.
Also, a number of notebook OEMs will use MXM in notebooks which will be
announced at a later date.

“By adopting MXM and building notebooks around a consistent graphics
interface, Quanta can be more responsive to our customers and deliver
notebooks to market faster,” said Roger Huang, Vice President, Mobile Research
and Development at Quanta. “With graphics vendors such as NVIDIA designing
modules for next generation graphics, Quanta can focus on creating great
notebooks and delivering them to our customers.”

“Leveraging a single notebook design across multiple product skus just
makes great business sense,” said Robert Huang, General Manager of the Mobile
Systems Business Unit, Wistron. “By assembling systems with graphics at the
end of the distribution channel, Wistron’s customers can build to order for
multiple market segments using a single design with different graphics

“As more and more people choose a notebook as their primary PC, the
ability to offer upgradeability will be a differentiating feature for notebook
manufacturers, and when customers think about upgrading, graphics
automatically comes to mind,” said Bernie Tsai, CEO of AOpen. “AOpen is
pleased to join NVIDIA in promoting MXM as an open graphics interface for not
only notebooks but other small form factors that will shape the competitive
landscape. AOpen is positioned to deliver the first MXM-capable notebook and
MXM modules.”

“As one of the originators of the modular graphics concept for notebooks,
we were very pleased to work on the MXM interface with NVIDIA,” said David
Chen, President and CEO of Uniwill. “MXM will allow us to take the latest
graphics from NVIDIA or any graphics vendor and bring it to market for our
customers, faster.”

“Building on FIC’s momentum and experience as a proponent of
industry-leading GPU performance, we are truly delivering breakthrough
technology by adopting the MXM interface with NVIDIA graphics” said Kin
Cheung, president of the Portable Computing Group, FIC. “MXM is really a
one-stop solution for next-generation graphics hardware, and will enable FIC
to deliver optimal performance across a variety of notebook platforms.”

“ASUS is focused on providing world-class notebooks with the latest
graphics technology to the market,” said Tony Chen, General Manager of
Notebook Business Unit, ASUSTek. “MXM is the innovative technology that will
help us in the long run — it is the best choice to provide both performance
and flexibility. We can now design different laptops which will be able to
leverage the latest in graphics technology faster than ever before.”

The MXM Graphics Module(TM) interface was jointly developed in an effort
to accelerate the adoption of PCI Express-based notebooks in all market
segments. The MXM initiative supports a wide range of graphics solutions from
any GPU manufacturer, allowing system integrators maximum flexibility for
build-to-order with various graphics solutions. MXM will also serve as the
primary delivery vehicle for NVIDIA(R) next generation GPUs based on the
GeForce(TM) Go6 series architecture.

In addition, NVIDIA has also worked closely with component vendors such as
Speedtech, ACES, Foxconn, and Tyco to prepare ODMs and OEMs for the transition
to mobile PCI express. MXM is a consistent graphics interface that is
available for all notebook and GPU hardware manufacturers. For more
information about the NVIDIA MXM Graphics Module specification please visit: