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ATI Technologies Inc.

September 21, 2005 06:00 ET

ATI to Power Two New 'Windows Vista'TM' Ready' ThinkPad'TM' Notebooks

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New ThinkPad Z60m and R51E notebooks launch with ATI's Mobility Radeon® X600 Graphics and Radeon® Xpress 200 Chipset

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced its Mobility Radeon® X600 graphics and Radeon® Xpress 200M chipset are available in two new ThinkPad™ models from Lenovo-the Z60m widescreen Leadership Model and the R51E mainstream performance notebook. ATI's current top-to-bottom line of graphics processors support Microsoft's next generation Windows Vista™ operating system (OS).

"High performance, long battery life, affordability and investment protection, are critical selection factors for notebook PCs," said Phil Eisler, Vice President and General Manager of ATI's Integrated and Mobile Business Unit. "The latter-investment protection-has never been more critical as we sit on the cusp of Microsoft's next-generation Vista OS. Anyone purchasing a notebook today should examine its capability to support the applications and operating systems of tomorrow."

ATI's Mobility Radeon X600 chipset in the ThinkPad Z60m Leadership Model delivers desktop-rivaling performance and a cutting-edge, multi-media solution designed to handle the most graphically-intense applications well into the future. The ThinkPad Z60m Leadership Model, based on ATI's Mobility Radeon X600 chipset, has a 15.4-inch widescreen display and an array of ports for digital storage and peripheral connectivity, offering an excellent solution for productivity and mobility.

The ThinkPad R51E notebook, based on ATI's Radeon Xpress 200M chipset with DirectX 9 integrated graphics, offers an affordable feature-rich, entry-level business solution. With its support of the latest industry standards and next-generation operating systems, Radeon Xpress 200M ensures the investment protection today's businesses require. Moreover, ATI's integrated graphics processors are the only integrated graphics available on the market that currently support Windows Vista requirements.

For more information about the ThinkPad Z60m with ATI's Mobility Radeon X600 and the ThinkPad R51E with Radeon Xpress 200M, please visit www.lenovo.com.

About ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. is the 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 processing unit (GPU) provider and is dedicated to delivering 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 of approximately 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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