ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Technologies Inc.

March 15, 2005 06:00 ET

IBM Now Offers ATI's High-End FireGL'TM' V7100 Workstation Graphics Accelerator in the IBM IntelliStation Line


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MARCH 15, 2005 - 06:00 ET

IBM Now Offers ATI's High-End FireGL'TM' V7100
Workstation Graphics Accelerator in the IBM
IntelliStation Line

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ATI Builds on Success in Entry-Level Workstation Graphics

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT), the global leader in the
discrete PC and workstation graphics market, today announced that IBM
has selected the powerful FireGL™ V7100 high-end workstation graphics
accelerator for the IBM IntelliStation Pro line. Having previously
selected the FireGL™ V3100 for its IBM IntelliStation M Pro, ATI
continues to build on its momentum in the entry-level and mobile
workstation graphics markets and is now gaining ground in the high-end
with today's announcement of the refreshed IBM IntelliStation M Pro and
Z Pro products.

"Having selected the FireGL V7100 for the IntelliStation M Pro 6225 and
Z Pro 6223, IBM now offers cost-effective systems for both entry-level
and high-end workstations with ATI graphics," said Julie Irving,
IntelliStation Pro Marketing Manager, IBM. "By broadening our offerings
of ATI workstation graphics, customers can be confident that IBM
workstations give them the performance, stability and reliability that
they demand, regardless of their budget."

"ATI's momentum in the workstation market continues to grow, as
important partners like IBM recognize the performance benefits of our
products to their users," said Dave Rolston, Vice President and General
Manager of Workstation and Embedded Products, ATI. "By continuing to
focus on the needs of our engineering and creative design customers who
rely on workstation graphics day-in and day-out, ATI has made a
significant move forward with the transition to PCI Express."

The PCI Express-based FireGL V7100 maximizes the high-bandwidth bus to
deliver phenomenal speed and image quality for real-time visualization
and design creativity. With outstanding performance and stability, the
FireGL V7100 features 256 MB of GDDR3 unified graphics memory, 16 pixel
pipelines and 6 geometry engines and dual display support via two DVI
outputs creating an immersive work environment.

ATI's FireGL products are supported by a unified driver, which is tested
and certified by professional 3D ISV partners, making system
administration and upgrades cost effective and simple. All FireGL
products come with a three year warranty and unlimited direct access to
a dedicated workstation technical support team.

For more information about ATI's FireGL product line, visit
www.ati.com/FireGL

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 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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Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change
without notice.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    ATI Technologies Inc.
    Carrie Maynard - Public Relations Manager
    Workstation, Mac and Advanced Technology Marketing
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 8181
    cmaynard@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
    jcraig@ati.com