ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Technologies Inc.

March 01, 2005 07:30 ET

ATI Introduces New Graphics Chip Designed to Provide Flexible, Stable Display Capabilities for Servers


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MARCH 1, 2005 - 07:30 ET

ATI Introduces New Graphics Chip Designed to Provide
Flexible, Stable Display Capabilities for Servers

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 1, 2005) - ATI Technologies Inc.
(TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today introduced the ES1000, a flexible and
stable graphics solution for the server and thin client markets. Because
of ATI's expertise in delivering reliable graphics, many
industry-leading OEMs have chosen ATI graphics as the preferred graphics
solution for enterprise backbone products like servers for over six
years. The ES1000 builds on ATI's strengths and reputation and delivers
a new product that meets low power consumption and long life cycle
requirements while delivering proven reliability.

"Historically, graphics needs for servers were met by using older,
legacy desktop or notebook graphics solutions," said Rich Heye, Vice
President and GM, Desktop Discrete Products, ATI. "With the input of
major OEMs and platform developers, we have designed the ES1000 from the
start to meet the unique requirements of the server environment."

The ES1000, a PCI-based graphics chip, is designed for server vendors
which require products with strong support, reliability, longevity and
low prices. The chip supports a variety of memory and display
configurations, making it extremely flexible and suitable for a wide
range of server platforms. When integrated into a server, either
directly on the motherboard or as an add-in-card, the ES1000 provides
stable and reliable display functionality for direct or remote server
management. It also leverages CATALYST™, ATI's unified software
suite, which undergoes ATI's rigorous product validation process and
testing.

"Intel and ATI have worked closely to define the graphics requirements
needed for next generation servers based on Intel Architecture, and the
ES1000 is the culmination of this effort," said Tom Matson, Director of
Marketing for the Enterprise Products and Services Division at Intel.
"Products like ATI' ES1000 enable us to continue to offer more
competitive building blocks for Intel® architecture-based server
platforms."

"The next generation of server applications demand higher levels of
graphics performance," said Don Clegg, VP of Marketing and OEM Alliances
at Tyan Computer Corporation. "With the addition of ATI's ES1000 server
graphics solution on the Tyan Thunder i7522 (S5362), our server
customers will enjoy levels of graphics processing power previously
unavailable to them."

The ES1000 will also be available in completely RoHS (a directive
regulating hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment)
compliant chip and board designs to meet needs of OEMs and companies who
are working towards lead-free products and RoHS compliance,
demonstrating ATI's leadership in this area.

The ES1000 is currently being qualified by major OEMs for use in current
and future server products. For more information on this product please
visit www.ati.com.

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 2004 revenues in excess of US $2 billion,
ATI has more than 2,700 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI
common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange
(ATY).

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product and product feature names are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc. All other company and product names
are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change
without notice.

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http://www.ati.com

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    For media inquiries:
    ATI Technologies Inc., Patricia Mikula
    Public Relations Manager, Desktop and Handheld Products
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 8809
    pmikula@ati.com
    or
    Other ATI Contacts:
    Porter Novelli Canada
    Derek Baker, Senior Consultant
    (416) 422-7158
    derek.baker@porternovelli.com
    or
    For investor relations support, please contact:
    ATI Technologies Inc.
    Janet Craig, Director, Investor Relations
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 2631
    janet@ati.com