NVIDIA erwirtschaftet Rekord-Umsatz im zweiten Quartal

(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)

München, 11. August 2006 – NVIDIA hat den Umsatz im zweiten Quartal seines

Geschäftsjahres 2007, das am 30. Juli endete, auf den Rekord von 687,5
Millionen US-Dollar gesteigert. Das entspricht einer Steigerung von 20
Prozent im Vergleich zu 574,8 Millionen US-Dollar im zweiten Quartal des
Geschäftsjahres 2006. Im ersten Geschäftshalbjahr, das ebenfalls am 30. Juli
beendet wurde, betrug der Rekord-Umsatz 1,37 Milliarden US-Dollar – eine
Steigerung von 18 Prozent gegenüber 1,16 Milliarden US-Dollar aus dem
Geschäftsjahr 2006.

Die US-Presseinformation im Wortlaut:


SANTA CLARA, CA-AUGUST 11, 2006 – NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today
reported its revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 ended July 30,

For the second quarter of fiscal 2007, revenue increased to a record $687.5 million, compared to $574.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, an increase of 20 percent. Revenue for the six months ended July 30, 2006 was a record $1.37 billion, compared to revenue of $1.16 billion for the six months ended July 31, 2005, an increase of 18 percent.

„We are delighted to deliver another record quarter,“ stated Jen-Hsun Huang,
president and CEO of NVIDIA. „Our growth was driven by strong performance
from numerous product groups – desktop GPU, notebook GPU, MCP, professional
solutions and handheld GPU. As the industry continues to shift its focus to
the multimedia experience for consumers, the GPU is becoming increasingly
important in a broad range of computing and consumer devices. We are excited
about our growth opportunities ahead.“

NVIDIA also announced today that the Audit Committee of the Board of
Directors is conducting a voluntary review of the Company’s stock option
practices covering the time from the Company’s initial public offering in
1999 through the current fiscal year. The Audit Committee is conducting this
review with the assistance of outside legal counsel. The Company has
voluntarily contacted the Securities and Exchange Commission staff to inform
them about the ongoing review.

Although the review is ongoing, the Audit Committee has reached a
preliminary conclusion that incorrect measurement dates were used for
financial accounting purposes for stock option grants in certain prior
periods. As a result, NVIDIA may record additional non-cash stock-based
compensation expense related to stock option grants. Any additional non-cash
stock-based compensation expense recorded will not affect the Company’s cash
position or reported revenue for the recently completed quarter or any
previous periods.

NVIDIA does not expect to be in a position to announce additional financial
results for the second quarter until the Audit Committee has completed its
review. At this time, the Company does not expect to be in a position to
file its Form 10-Q for the second fiscal quarter by the September 8, 2006
filing deadline or the permitted extension to September 13, 2006.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2007 and Recent Highlights

  • The NVIDIA GeForce Go notebook GPU product line achieved record revenue
    for the second consecutive quarter. NVIDIA grew share in the notebook
    standalone GPU segment from 24 percent to 37 percent from the first quarter
    of calendar 2006 to the second quarter of calendar 2006, as reported in
    Mercury Research’s Second Quarter PC Graphics Report 2006.

  • The NVIDIA nForce MCP product line achieved record revenue for its eighth
    consecutive quarter. NVIDIA nForce MCPs increased their share of the AMD64
    segment from 42 percent to 52 percent from the first quarter of calendar
    2006 to the second quarter of calendar 2006, as reported in Mercury
    Research’s Second Quarter Worldwide Chipset Report 2006.

  • NVIDIA advanced its leadership position in multi-GPU technology with the
    introduction of the GeForce 7950 GX2 GPU for desktop PCs, enabling two GPUs
    to be incorporated onto one add-in card. Combining two GeForce 7950 GX2
    add-in cards into a single PC system enables Quad SLI technology.

  • NVIDIA announced PureVideo HD technology – a combination of hardware
    acceleration from an NVIDIA GPU, high definition movie player integration
    and HDCP feature support, to make it easy for manufacturers and consumers to
    build PCs that can play HD DVD or Blu-ray movies.

  • The NVIDIA Quadro professional product line increased its revenue 27
    percent from the second quarter fiscal 2006 and achieved record revenue.

  • The Professional Solutions Group introduced the NVIDIA Quadro Plex, the
    first dedicated Visual Computing System (VCS). NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS
    represents an entirely new category of professional graphics solutions. It
    enables engineers and designers to experience advanced personal
    visualization solutions previously only accessible in large visualization

  • The NVIDIA GoForce(r) handheld GPU technology demonstration earned two
    „Best of Show“ awards at the second-annual Freescale Technology Forum
    Americas, held July 24-27 in Orlando, Florida. The demonstration entitled
    „Entertainment without Limits“ was selected as the „Most Innovative