ATI Technologies Inc.
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ATI Technologies Inc.

February 06, 2006 06:00 ET

ATI Introduces Its Next Generation Mobile Workstation Graphics Technology

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Lenovo Selects Leading Edge Mobility FireGL™ V5200 for New ThinkPad T60p

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) the global leader in mobile workstation graphics accelerators introduces its next generation mobile workstation technology with the Mobility FireGL™ V5200, available in the Lenovo ThinkPad® T60p. Further delivering on ATI's commitment to the most current technology for mobile workstations, ATI has combined breakthrough performance with a lower power design that is the hallmark of ATI's mobile products.

Certified for all the leading professional 3D applications such as AutoCAD®, Catia®, ICEM Surf®, SolidWorks®, 3dsmax®, Maya® and Softimage/XSI®, the Mobility FireGL V5200 features 256MB of memory, 12 pixel shader processors and an amazing five vertex shader units to drive complex models and assemblies. These mobile workstation graphics accelerators enable users to perform a magnitude of graphics intensive tasks on a worksite, at a client meeting, or on the road given an impressive battery life of up to eight hours.

"By providing outstanding graphics capabilities in both desktop and mobile workstations, end users no longer have to make sacrifices when it comes to the system selections - they can choose the solution that meets the requirements of their business and their need for mobility," said Dinesh Sharma, Director, Workstation Products, ATI. "The Mobility FireGL V5200 combines ATI's leading expertise in mobile technologies, including power management, performance and image quality with our extensive knowledge in the workstation market to give 3D professionals a compelling mobile workstation solution with the Lenovo ThinkPad T60p."

ATI's FireGL products, for both desktop and mobile solutions are supported by a unified driver which is tested and certified by professional 3D ISV partners ensuring product reliability while simplifying system administration and maintenance. All FireGL products come with a three-year warranty and direct access to a dedicated workstation technical support team.

About ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics 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 2005 revenues of US $2.22 billion, ATI has more than 3,400 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

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