Publish Date : 2006/06/08

Leadtek Expands International Market for WinFast Brand Graphics Cards.

Taipei, Taiwan, June 8, 2006--Leadtek Research Inc., manufacturer of the world beating range of WinFast Graphics cards is expanding more aggressively than ever its presence on the global market and will do so with the unmitigated support of its partner NVIDIA.

In a message to Leadtek on the occasion of a 20th anniversary dinner for distributors at the Taiwan International Convention Center in Taipei this evening, NVIDIA president and CEO, Jen-Hsun said his company, was proud to have a partner as “loyal and reliable” as Leadtek.

"Over the last decade, NVIDIA and Leadtek have enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA Corporation. "Leadtek is a recognized pioneer in the graphics industry, we are proud to have a partner as loyal and reliable as Leadtek. We are committed to supporting Leadtek to its fullest with the products that have established us as performance leaders in the global market."

For his part Leadtek founder and President K.S. Lu told distributors that Leadtek had built a strong partnership and business cooperation with GPU leader NVIDIA — “a very rare one in the industry.” From NV1 in 1995 until the present nForce7 Leadtek is the only long term partnership remaining with NVIDIA. It was through this positive relationship that NVIDIA continued to support Leadtek in its quest to maintain its status as a Performance Leader in the Industry he said.

Since its founding in 1986, Lu said, Leadtek had based its business on the design and manufacture of graphics cards followed successively by the development of CGA, EGA, VGA, Windows Accelerator VGA, Work Station Graphics and 3D Graphics.

“We built our reputation on a ‘fast to market' approach, high quality and high performance above the Industrial average and will continue to do so in the years to come.”

The WinFast brand, renowned for its stability, over-clocking design has won the acclaim of both media critics and the public alike” with Best of Media Reviews and voted unanimously as the best choice of PC Gamers. Leadtek, Lu said, was second only to ATI, the longest Graphics Cards manufacturer in the business.

Apart from its global reputation for graphics cards Leadtek has marketed its TV tuners in a world wide channel since1991 — a tuner that has been highly sought after in Europe and Asia for its fast channel selection and de-interlacing video processing.

Leadtek, has also cooperated with the World's major GPS chip supplier, SiRF since 1997 and Leadtek's GPS module, said Lu, was outpacing all the competition on the world market. This year the company announced its Personal Navigator. Leadtek GPS products also won the CES Top Ten product awards with their dedicated design. Lu said Leadtek would integrate Multimedia Technology into its Personal Navigator to add even more value to its products. Within three years the company intends to focus on the ODM business and become the world's major designer and manufacturer of the car navigator.

Leadtek's series of broadband videophones, said Lu, had been built on its own Protocol, CODEC and network technology. They had enjoyed instant success. Today the company works in partnership with major players in telecommunications including NTT Japan and France Telecom with whom Leadtek had been first to implement IP video telephony for residential users.

Leadtek's Triple Play product (LR8721) won the CES BEST Innovation and Engineering Award this year. A global world wide video service platform —GVSC — he said had led to cooperation with 12 countries and was expected to rise to 20 by year end. The platform will use Leadtek's complete range of multimedia products from graphics cards to TV tuners, GPS navigators and video phones.

Lu said his company would continue to develop multimedia communications products to become the Total Multimedia Communications Solution Provider in the digital home, digital car, digital office, and digital care.

“At the same time we are determined to maintain our leading edge status in the industry and a strong presence on the International Graphics Market” Lu added.

A complete range of Leadtek products, under the theme “Digital Home” are showcased on its stand in Hall 1, Booth A726, A732, A825, A831 at Computex Taipei, 2006.