VisionTek Earns NO. 1 SPOT IN RETAIL SALES
GURNEE, Ill. - Jan. 16, 2002 - VisionTek, a leading provider of advanced
graphics and memory solutions for PCs, today announced that it has captured
the top retail spot among PC graphics accelerator manufacturers. Sparked by
the soaring success of their Xtasy(tm) video cards based on Titanium(tm)
graphics processing units (GPUs) from NVIDIA® Corporation, VisionTek seized
more than 42 percent of all U.S. retail graphics card sales for November
2001, according to the latest report from NPD INTELECT Market Tracking®.
The latest market share data confirms that VisionTek has taken a commanding
retail lead over all other board manufacturers, marking the first time an
NVIDIA graphics card partner has achieved market share dominance in U.S.
stores. The news also means that VisionTek achieved a strategic sales goal
to become the No. 1 supplier of graphics cards at retail by the end of 2001.
"We are very pleased with Visiontek's rapid retail growth in 2001," said
Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of sales at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA has grown to
become the #1 retail graphics supplier with partners like Visiontek and the
award-winning performance of the Titanium and MX families of GPUs."
"VisionTek's dominance in U.S. retail stores is the direct result of a
dedicated effort to bring the industry's best graphics technology to
consumers on time and at price points that sell," said John Malley, director
of marketing at VisionTek. "We are proud to have achieved this milestone
during the toughest holiday shopping season in a decade."
VisionTek offers NVIDIA-based graphics solutions for all levels of consumers
at multiple price points. VisionTek manufactures all of its products at a
70,000-square-foot facility 30 miles north of Chicago, Illinois. VisionTek's
time-to-market advantages as a U.S.-based company, combined with its
high-volume manufacturing capabilities, enable the company to deliver new
technologies to North American retail channels ahead of its competitors.
With its first-to-market, best-selling Xtasy 6964 graphics accelerator,
featuring NVIDIA's Ti 500 chipset, VisionTek has won major awards including
Maximum PC's Kick Ass Award, Computer Gaming World's Editor's Choice, and PC
Gamer's Editor's Choice.