A New Graphic Star Joining the GPU Market

(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)

Taipei, Taiwan, May 25, 2005 – XGI Technology Inc, a leading graphics solution provider, today announced the strategic alliance with a Taiwanese PC/CE design and manufacturing company, First International Computer, Inc. (FIC Inc.) for the VGA market. On May 24nd, FIC will introduce its own brand graphics chip of XGV364X, XGV8182X and XGV8256X embedded with XGI’s line of Volari™ V8 and V3 graphics chips to the market.


“As a leading PC and CE designer and manufacturer, FIC foresees the potential growth in digital entertaining market for the video cards. We are targeting at this potential market by selling not only products with great functions but also differentiated and distinguished video cards to our consumers. This will definitely benefit the customers in a long-term. FIC dedicates its expertise on the latest trend in the IT industry. With the combination of FIC’s channel & logistic strengths and XGI’s innovative products, consumers and businesses will be the final winners.” quoted by FIC’s AVP of Sales Marketing – Mike Liang.

“It’s been a long wait for VGA consumers! XGI is confident about the potential of digital entertaining and gaming market. We have been devoting our efforts on developing advance technologies in graphics innovations. By utilizing FIC’s well-developed distributing channels and logistic system, the strategic and collaborative relationship will offer VGA consumers better priced and quality,“ said Mr. Ralph Cheng, XGI’s VP of Marketing & OEM Sales.

FIC Inc. will launch its own branded products of XGV364X?XGV8128X and XGV8256. XGV364X utilizes XGI’s Volari V3 graphics chips with 64 MB of memory; it targets the cost-effective entry-level VGA market. XGV364X supports the latest DirectX 9.0; it also provides high performance with low power & heat consumption. The XGV8128X and XGV8256X are targeting the mainstream VGA market segment. Combining with XGI’s Volari V8 graphics chip, it supports DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 1.5 and build-in 8 sets of high performance pixel rendering pipelines. V8 processors employ XGI’s TruShader™ 2.1 Engine, taking vertex and pixel shading to the next level of realism.