NVidia reports that they are the first GPU manufacturer to pass the PCI-SIG Workshop tests and thus make it onto the PCI-SIG Integrators List. PCI-SIG is the Special Interest Group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and implements new industry standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications as the industry's local I/O needs evolve. SANTA CLARA, CA—AUGUST 23, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that PCI-SIG*, the Special Interest Group responsible for Conventional PCI, PCI-X* and PCI Express* industry-standard I/O technologies, has indicated NVIDIA PCI Express technology-based products have passed the Workshop compliance test suite by adding the products to the PCI-SIG Integrators List. NVIDIA is the only graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer on the PCI-SIG Integrators List, and has a full range of NVIDIA products listed, including GPUs designed for workstations, desktops, and notebook computers. To be placed on the PCI-SIG Integrators List, products must undergo a significant set of interoperability and compliance testing requirements, and pass a detailed ‘Compliance Checklist’. Tony Pierce, PCI-SIG Chairman stated, "NVIDIA's contribution to the PCI Express standard is evident in the breadth of their product offerings that passed our compliance testing. PCI-SIG congratulates NVIDIA for being a part of the first group of member companies to be listed in our Integrators List for their PCI Express technology products. We look forward to NVIDIA’s continuous support to invigorate the PC and workstation markets through the additional value that PCI Express technology has to offer.” "The fact that NVIDIA brought such a broad selection of PCI Express products to market quickly and is the only major GPU manufacturer on the PCI-SIG Integrators List is a testament to our world-class engineering and design strategy," commented Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.