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ATI's MOBILITY RADEON 7500 and MOBILITY FIRE GL 7800 to be used in new Pentium 4 notebooks.

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MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2002

Powerful Video Graphics and Maximum Performance Multimedia Now

Available In ThinkPad A Series Notebook PCs

Two new Pentium 4-M notebooks from IBM (NYSE:IBM) - the IBM ThinkPad A31 and A31p - will include ATI's MOBILITY(TM) RADEON(TM) 7500 and MOBILITY(TM) FIRE GL(TM) 7800 GPUs (graphics processing units).

The IBM ThinkPad A31 notebook features the MOBILITY RADEON 7500 graphics processor with 32MB DDR SDRAM, and the IBM ThinkPad A31p is the first shipping notebook to include the world's most advanced mobile workstation processor, the MOBILITY FIRE GL 7800, with 64MB DDR SDRAM.

The ThinkPad A31p features the Intel Pentium(R) 4-M processor operating at 1.7 GHz (gigahertz), and includes a 15" TFT (thin-film transistor) panel that can display up to UXGA (ultra extended graphics adapter) resolutions (1600 X 1200 pixels). This high-end ThinkPad FlexView display provides greater brightness, superior contrast and an exceptionally wide 170-degree viewing angle. The IBM ThinkPad A31p also features a 60 GB (gigabyte)high-speed hard drive, two modular bays that can house a variety of optional devices including the modular Ultrabay2000 DVD/CD-RW (digital versatile disc/compact disc re-writable) optical drive.

The A31 features the Intel Pentium(R) 4-M processor operating at 1.6 GHz, a 15" TFT panel that can display up to SXGA resolutions (1280 X 1024 pixels), a 40 GB hard drive, and the same Ultrabay2000 DVD/CD-RW optical drive. Select models of the A31 and A31p include integrated 802.11b and Bluetooth(TM) wireless and include up to a 15" TFT (thin-film transistor) panel that can display up to UXGA (ultra extended graphics adaptor) resolutions (1600 X 1200 pixels). This high-end ThinkPad FlexView display features IPS (in plane switching) technology, which provides greater brightness, superior contrast and an exceptionally wide 170-degree viewing angle. Select IBM ThinkPad A Series notebooks also feature up to a 60 GB (gigabyte)high-speed hard drive, integrated 802.11b and Bluetooth(TM).

"ATI is proud to have been selected for one of the world's highest-performing notebooks - IBM's ThinkPad A series - renowned for technological leadership and unparalleled quality. The MOBILITY RADEON 7500 and MOBILITY FIRE GL 7800 graphics processors deliver powerful graphics and workstation performance previously available only in desktop systems, plus an array of innovations that dramatically enhance the notebook user's visual experience," said Reuven Soraya, Director of Marketing, Mobile Business Unit, ATI Technologies Inc. "The new IBM ThinkPad A Series sets a new standard for performance and visual quality in mobile computing."

The MOBILITY RADEON 7500 graphics processor brings all the features and performance of a desktop PC to the notebook space, including lightning-fast 3D acceleration, superior video editing capability, smooth DVD (digital versatile disc) playback, integrated TV-out, multi-monitor support, and the ability to run the latest high-power video games and the industry's most graphics-intensive applications.

With superior application performance in OpenGL applications, the MOBILITY FIRE GL 7800, the world's most powerful mobile workstation graphics processor, is ideally suited for professional content creation and playback, as well as high-end workstation applications. Certified by the industry's key CAD/CAM and DCC applications providers, the MOBILITY FIRE GL 7800 offers users the highest level of product reliability and stability.

MOBILITY RADEON 7500 and MOBILITY FIREGL 7800 GPUs incorporate ATI's unique power management technology, which delivers exceptionally low power consumption for longer notebook battery life.

Company Background

Founded in 1985, ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the supply of graphics, video and multimedia solutions for the personal computer and Mac platforms. The pioneer, innovator and market leader in the graphics industry, ATI provides cutting-edge technologies for the PC, workstation, set-top box, game console and other consumer appliances markets. The Company has more than 1,900 employees supporting customers from its headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada, as well as from offices in Barbados, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

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