ATI Raises Casino Gaming to the Next Level of Entertainment

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MARKHAM, Ontario/ Munich, Germany – September 8, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) has been selected by IGT (NYSE: IGT) to power casino gaming machines on IGT’s next generation Advanced Video Platform (AVP®) architecture. ATI’s award-winning Radeon® graphics technology will enable a new level of gaming entertainment with exceptional visual performance, vibrant 3D animation, and big-screen cinematic quality. IGT, a leading manufacturer of computerized gaming machines and systems products, will be showcasing products powered by ATI at the Global Gaming Exposition in Las Vegas, September 13 to 15, 2005.


“To make the leap to the next level of excitement, IGT selected groundbreaking visuals and entertainment value that only ATI can provide,” said Ali Saffari, Senior Vice President of Engineering for IGT. “We chose ATI for their performance leadership and commitment to deliver superior solutions with comprehensive support. ATI will enable us to strengthen our products with enhanced game play and deliver a new world of gaming entertainment.”

“ATI is recognized globally as a key provider of superior graphics technology for new markets. From game consoles, to cellphones, and now to casino gaming, ATI is leading the way with award-winning solutions,” said Andrew Schmied, Senior Group Manager, Embedded Display Graphics, ATI Technologies Inc. “ATI has long been known for enabling the world’s leading PC manufacturers with outstanding graphics. Now ATI is delivering these industry recognized graphics solutions to North America’s leading gaming machine supplier.”

ATI’s Radeon graphics technology delivers an immersive, cinematic experience with true-to-life scenes and environments. This award-winning graphics solution enables billions of color variations to render the same lighting and effects as Hollywood studios while offering cinematic quality lighting and shadow effects. Radeon allows the viewer to experience impeccable 3D visual realism with the advanced engineering of ATI technology.