Jon Peddie Research names NVIDIA Workstation Leader

Leading indicator for workstations predicts eleven percent growth in graphics market in 2002

Robert Dow

TIBURON, CA—March 12, 2002—Leading research firm
for multimedia and graphics, Jon Peddie RESEARCH, today announced
the results of a recent study that once again demonstrates that
the graphics sector outstrips technology industry trends with eleven
percent growth predicted for the graphics workstation market in

According to data collected by Jon Peddie RESEARCH’s supply-side
quarterly report, “Market Watch,” more NVIDIA® Corporation (NASDAQ:
NVDA) graphics processing units (GPUs) were shipped in graphics
add-in boards (AIBs) for the 3D workstation market than any other
supplier, commanding a market share of 65 percent for the second
half (Q3 and Q4) of 2001.

The Jon Peddie RESEARCH study counts the unit shipments by 3D workstation
semiconductor suppliers and separates the market into four parts:
2D 3D entry-level, 3D midrange, and 3D high-end. The high-end segment
was captured by 3Dlabs®, Inc. Ltd. (NASDAQ:TDDD) with a 70.2%
share for 2H01. 3Dlabs supplies graphics accelerator solutions for
professionals in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation
(DCC), and visual simulation markets. The 3D midrange segment leader
was NVIDIA, a 2D, 3D video and multimedia semiconductor company,
with almost 68% share for 2H01. In the 3D entry-level segment, NVIDIA
captures an unprecedented 80.9% for 2H01.

The market for workstation AIBs was $81 million in Q3 and grew
to $89 million in Q4 or 10.4% quarter to quarter, bringing the overall
yearly sales in 2001 to $315 million, down five percent from 2000,
but the expectation for 2002 is for eleven percent growth in the