ATI Technologies Inc, the global leader for PC graphics, announced
that its Radeon' 9800 SE graphics processors have been selected to power a
new line of high-performance multimedia PCs by DEPO Computers, Russia's
largest manufacturer of PC systems.
DEPO Ego 360 PCs powered by ATI'sRadeon 9800 SE will be available in major Russian retail stores including Eldorado, Technosila, M Video, MIR, Auchan, METRO, Beliy Veter and Polaris.
"Over the past two years, DEPO Computers has become the most popular
consumer PC brand in Russia, and is featured in all major retail outlets.
DEPO Computers is a market leader and is focused on ATI as one of our key
graphics solutions providers. The new DEPO Ego PC series will be available
in all major retail networks across Russia, which allows a large number of
PC buyers to experience the power of Radeon 9800 series graphics in a
high-end machine at an affordable price," said Alex Zhavoronkov, Regional
Manager, Eastern Europe, ATI Technologies (Europe), GmbH.
"DEPO Computers has grown to be a top-tier PC manufacturer in less than
three years of presence in the Russian IT market. This has been confirmed by
key industry analysts IDC and Gartner. The powerful new DEPO Ego PC is
powered by award-winning graphics from ATI, a key partner of DEPO Computers
for computer graphics and video," said Egor Yakovlev, VP and Marketing
Director, DEPO Computers.
Radeon 9800 series of graphics processors is one of the most visually
advanced 3D performers on the planet, delivering an immersive, cinematic
experience for the most demanding next-generation games with up to 256MB of
DDR memory. The Radeon 9800 series, in its 3rd generation, merges advanced
stability with revolutionary features.
The DEPO Ego 360 series PCs can be configured with Intel? Celeron? or Intel?
Pentium? 4 processors with HT technology, up to 1GB DDR 400 memory and up to
200GB 7200 RPM hard drive. Configure-to-order DEPO Ego PCs can be purchased
from more than 1200 retail shops across Russia.
About DEPO Computers
DEPO Computers Company (www.depo.ru ) is the largest developer
and manufacturer of computer systems in Russia. The company's manufacturing
facilities are certified to GOST R ISO 9001-2001 standards, and allowing to
make up to 2000 computers and 100 servers per day. Servers, workstations and
personal computers are presently produced under the DEPO and DEPO Ego brand
names. DEPO computer systems are supplied all over the country through an
extensive partner network. Traditional users of DEPO computer systems are
small, medium and large businesses, state institutions and agencies and
retail users. DEPO Computers is integrated into the DEALINE E-business Hub.
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).