(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
MARKHAM, ON/ Munich, Germany (May 3, 2004) – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced the introduction of RADEON(tm) 9100 PRO IGP, a high performance platform product for both Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron® Processors. The official launch of the RADEON 9100 PRO IGP will take place at Gartner’s System Builder Summit in Barcelona, Spain on May 5, 2004. Launch partners for the event include such industry leaders as Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, Shuttle PC, FIC, Jetway and Soyo.
In addition to industry leading graphics, RADEON 9100 PRO IGP provides users with a range of platform performance enhancements such as serial ATA, dual DDR400 memory channels, RAID, enhanced USB support, plus expanded memory and peripheral compatibility. SURROUNDVIEW, a feature unique to ATI, enables users to combine the power of discrete and integrated graphics for multi-monitor support. Users benefit from simplified management of multiple windows and an immersive environment for gaming and multimedia.
In addition to the launch of RADEON 9100 PRO IGP, ATI will also introduce a value-oriented, single memory channel integrated graphics platform, RADEON 9000 PRO IGP.
„With the introduction of these new platform products we broaden our portfolio footprint by offering customers a range of solutions to meet their needs,“ said Phil Eisler, Vice President & General Manager, Mobile & Integrated, ATI Technologies. „The market for integrated graphics continues to grow, and ATI is committed to delivering solutions that strike the balance between high performance and cost effectiveness.“
„The market for integrated graphics continues to grow and currently represents more than half of the PC graphics market,“ said Dean McCarron, Principal Analyst, Mercury Research. „By offering integrated PC graphics solutions, ATI continues to compete in a marketplace twice the size of the discrete graphics market alone.“
By supporting a rich feature set, RADEON 9100 PRO IGP provides the perfect foundation for a cost effective multimedia PC or entry level gaming platform. For the enterprise user, RADEON 9100 PRO IGP provides rock-solid system stability and investment protection as the industry moves toward next-generation 3D operating systems.