During the fourth quarter, the Company introduced the new GeForce 6200 graphics processing unit (GPU) with TurboCache technology, the industrys only Shader Model 3.0 GPU designed for the value segment. The addition of the GeForce 6200 GPU continued to drive momentum for the entire GeForce 6 GPU family, leading to share gains and strong revenue growth in the core GPU segments, offsetting an anticipated seasonal revenue decline of approximately $70 million from the third fiscal quarter of 2005 of Xbox products. The growing adoption of the Companys NVIDIA nForce 4 media and communications processors (MCPs) and the continued ramp of the GoForce wireless media processor (WMP) design wins produced record revenue for each business unit. Driven by a continued product mix shift to the GeForce 6 GPU family and an increased mix shift to NVIDIA nForce 4 MCPs, gross margin percentage continues to improve ahead of Company expectations.
NVIDIA will host a conference call to discuss its final financial results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2005 and the outlook for its first quarter on February 17, 2005 at 2:00 PM, Pacific Time. The Company's prepared remarks will be followed by a question and answer period, which will be limited to questions from analysts and institutional investors.
The press release announcing the Companys results will be distributed over a national wire service prior to the conference call. The press release will also be posted at the Companys website: www.nvidia.com.