XGI Press Release
A New Graphic Star Joining the GPU Market! FIC Launched Its Own Branded Graphics Cards with XGIís Technology!
Taipei, Taiwan, May 25, 2005 -- XGI Technology Inc, a leading graphics solution provider, today announced the strategic alliance with a Taiwanese PC/CE design and manufacturing company, First International Computer, Inc. (FIC Inc.) for the VGA market. On May 24nd, FIC will introduce its own brand graphics chip of XGV364X, XGV8182X and XGV8256X embedded with XGIís line of Volari V8 and V3 graphics chips to the market.
"As a leading PC and CE designer and manufacturer, FIC foresees the potential growth in digital entertaining market for the video cards. We are targeting at this potential market by selling not only products with great functions but also differentiated and distinguished video cards to our consumers. This will definitely benefit the customers in a long-term. FIC dedicates its expertise on the latest trend in the IT industry. With the combination of FICís channel & logistic strengths and XGIís innovative products, consumers and businesses will be the final winners." quoted by FICís AVP of Sales Marketing ĖMike Liang.
"Itís been a long wait for VGA consumers! XGI is confident about the potential of digital entertaining and gaming market. We have been devoting our efforts on developing advance technologies in graphics innovations. By utilizing FICís well-developed distributing channels and logistic system, the strategic and collaborative relationship will offer VGA consumers better priced and quality," said Mr. Ralph Cheng, XGIís VP of Marketing & OEM Sales.
FIC Inc. will launch its own branded products of XGV364X、XGV8128X and XGV8256. XGV364X utilizes XGIís Volari V3 graphics chips with 64 MB of memory; it targets the cost-effective entry-level VGA market. XGV364X supports the latest DirectX 9.0; it also provides high performance with low power & heat consumption. The XGV8128X and XGV8256X are targeting the mainstream VGA market segment. Combining with XGIís Volari V8 graphics chip, it supports DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 1.5 and build-in 8 sets of high performance pixel rendering pipelines. V8 processors employ XGI's TruShader 2.1 Engine, taking vertex and pixel shading to the next level of realism.
About XGI Technology, Inc.
XGI Technology Inc., originated from eXtreme Graphics Innovation, was founded in June 2003 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. XGI is the leading visual computing and GPU design company focused on delivering powerful and feature-packed GPU performance to enrich the usersí experience. XGI has positioned itself as a Fabless IC design company. It offers a full range of video solutions for Professional, Entertainment and Mobile users. For more detailed information, please visit XGI website at www.xgitech.com.
Founded in 1980, First International Computer, Inc (FIC) made a name for itself as a producer of innovative and quality motherboards. Now, over 20 years later, FIC is a world leader in the design and production of a wide range of products, including leading-edge motherboards, graphics cards, PC systems, notebooks, mobile solutions, and servers. A financially strong, publicly listed company, FIC has a workforce of over 5000 employees spread among 6 supplier hubs, 10 manufacturing/assembly sites and 7 branch offices worldwide.
Over the years, FICís success with motherboards has enabled it to become a leading supplier for many of the industry's leading PC brand names. FIC has also become a market pioneer in the development of thin client/slim servers and mobile solutions thanks in large part to its engineering expertise and highly advanced R&D facilities. Among the companyís key strengths are a highly sophisticated worldwide logistics system, a commitment to developing top quality products, and an emphasis on putting the customer first. These factors help to explain why, today, FIC is firmly established in the OEM/ODM and distribution markets. For more detailed information, please visit XGI website at http://www.fic.com.tw.
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