MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2003--ATI Technologies
ATYT)(TSX:ATY) is proud to announce that its
groundbreaking RADEON(TM) 9700 PRO graphics chip has been named by PC
World magazine as its 2003 World Class Award winner in the Best
Graphics Board category.
PC World editors had high praise for the RADEON 9700 PRO, which
revolutionized the graphics industry by introducing a new era of
cinematic-quality real time graphics, with features like a 256-bit
memory interface, eight parallel rendering pipelines, complete
Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) 9 support and fully programmable floating
"The ultimate buyer's guide, the World Class Awards set the
standard for excellence in the high-tech industry," stated Harry
McCracken, editor of PC World. "From PDAs to privacy software, PCs to
Web-Based applications, the editors reward the finest products and
most outstanding performers in this annual award program.
Congratulations to the RADEON 9700."
ATI has launched several new products based on RADEON 9700
technology, which is now recognized as the most powerful and
feature-rich graphics architecture in the world.
"PC World's recognition means a lot to us and we thank PC World
for acknowledging the excellence of our RADEON 9700 architecture,"
said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, Marketing and General
Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. "Our RADEON 9700 architecture
was the biggest technological leap ever made by ATI and we are very
proud that it has provided a platform for many new award-winning
The 2003 World Class Award winners are showcased in the July 2003
issue of PC World, which has a readership of more than 6.2 million and
is the most widely read technology magazine in the world.
For more information about ATI's award winning product lineup,
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
visual processor unit (VPU) 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 markets. With 2002 revenues in
excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the
Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT)
and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY). ATI sells its FireGL graphics
solutions worldwide through workstation manufacturers and reseller
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