ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Technologies Inc.

March 03, 2005 06:00 ET

EE Times Selects ATI Technologies Inc. as Finalist for Company of the Year 'Large' for 2005 Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC.

TSX SYMBOL: ATY
NASDAQ SYMBOL: ATYT

MARCH 3, 2005 - 06:00 ET

EE Times Selects ATI Technologies Inc. as Finalist for
Company of the Year 'Large' for 2005 Annual Creativity
in Electronics Awards

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 3, 2005) -

ATI extends industry support with two new chip offerings

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) has been selected as a
finalist for Company of the Year (Large) for the 2005 EE Times Annual
Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. ATI was selected for successful
leadership in the electronics industry based on both product success and
employee performance. EE Times (www.eetimes.com) is the premier
technology and business newsweekly for the creators of technology. EE
Times print editions reach more than 200,000 electronics professionals
worldwide and each month more than 5 million pages on its online
editions are viewed by electronics professionals from more than 100
countries.

ATI's recognition is based on a majority of original equipment
manufacturer design wins that ATI achieved at the PCI Express
transition, coupled with the fact that the company was the first to
0.13um low-k and to 0.11um for chip production.

"ATI Technologies was selected as a finalist for exhibiting technical
excellence, the highest degree of professionalism in staff development
and retention, customer focus, and profitable growth," said Paul Miller,
VP/Publisher, EE Times. "EE Times is proud to recognize ATI as a true
leader in the electronics sector."

"ATI is very proud to be recognized by EE Times in the Company of the
Year (Large) category," said Dave Rolston, Vice President, Workstation
and Embedded Products, ATI Technologies Inc. "ATI has achieved great
success with desktop and mobile graphics solutions. ATI is dedicated to
expanding its product portfolio and we're excited to deliver additional
products to customers with the same attention to detail and performance
to the embedded technologies market."

ATI is extending its offerings to the embedded industry by introducing
two new chip technology solutions:

- ES1000 offers a cost effective solution for applications with
fundamental graphics, low power, and long lifecycle requirements. ES1000
is useful for less graphically intensive applications such as
instrumentation, Point-of-sale/Automatic Teller Machines/Kiosks, and
manufacturing plants/shop floors controls displays.

- MOBILITY™ RADEON® X300 offers the ideal blend of performance,
visual quality and power management, delivering advanced 3D graphics and
rich multimedia to the embedded market with the power and space benefits
of a native PCI-Express GPU. This product is well suited for the high
performance users, early adapters of technology in the aerospace and
medical areas

ATI Technologies will be exhibiting its embedded display solutions at
booth # 2602 at the Embedded Systems Conference from March 8 to 10, 2005
at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California.

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 processing 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 markets. With 2004 revenues of US $2 billion, ATI has more than
2,200 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares
trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

Copyright 2005 ATI Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. ATI and ATI
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.

For media or industry analyst support, visit our Web site at
http://www.ati.com

-30-

Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    For media inquiries: ATI Technologies Inc.
    John Swinimer, Public Relations Manager,
    Consumer Products
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 8456
    swinimer@ati.com
    or
    Other ATI Contacts:
    Porter Novelli Canada
    Trevor Campbell, Director
    (416) 422-7202
    trevor.campbell@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