ATI Technologies Inc.
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ATI Technologies Inc.

May 24, 2006 08:00 ET

ATI Delivers Superior Graphics Driver Stability and Performance for Windows Vista'TM' Beta 2

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2006) - Members of the Microsoft Development Network (MSDN®) looking for graphics with superior performance, a rich feature set and rock-solid stability when using Windows Vista™, will be able to select ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) Catalyst drivers which are shipping in the box with Microsoft's Beta 2 release.

"ATI has played an important role in helping us design and validate the new graphics driver model in Windows Vista," said Chris Jones, Corporate VP Windows Core OS Division, Microsoft Corporation. "ATI has since developed extremely robust, high performance drivers that highlight many of the new capabilities of our new operating system."

ATI's Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) drivers and graphics processors (GPUs) deliver outstanding stability and performance in Windows Vista-minimizing the possibility of system crashes, freezes or hangs, as well as unlocking the full 3D functionality of the Windows Vista desktop user interface, known as Aero.

"ATI's Windows Vista drivers are shipping quality today, which we believe will help mitigate any risk for OEMs which are planning to ship Windows Vista on the day it is released," said Ben Bar-Haim, Vice President of Software Engineering, ATI Technologies. "We treat our Windows Vista drivers the same as our Windows XP drivers-meaning all of the new features and capabilities we put into our XP driver are added to and tested in parallel with our Windows Vista drivers. This ensures ATI has advanced support of Windows Vista today as well as when it is released."

ATI's latest Beta 2 driver release for Microsoft Windows Vista is available for download at www.ati.com.

About ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics, PC platform technologies and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost graphics processor unit (GPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld device markets. With fiscal 2005 revenues of US $2.22 billion, ATI has more than 3,700 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

Important Information Regarding Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release, including but not limited to the performance of ATI's Catalyst drivers may be considered "forward-looking". Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, and, accordingly, entail various risks and uncertainties. Risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include potential software or hardware-related issues or conflicts, the development of new products or technologies, the requirements of Microsoft Windows Vista, and other unforeseen risks. We therefore cannot provide any assurance that such forward-looking statements will materialize. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason. Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties affecting our business and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement is contained in our filings with Canadian and U.S. securities regulatory authorities, including our 2005 Annual Information Form and 2005 Annual Report filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Our Form 40-F and other filings we make with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are available on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

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