Quantum3D Debuts Farsight Program for Embedded Visual Computing Apps

4/25/2003 - Quantum3D®, Inc. announced enhancements to the FarsightTM program-which expands Quantum3D's offerings of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) GeForceTM and NVIDIA Quadro® families of mobile graphics processing units (GPUs) into embedded applications that require integrated memory and a pin-compatible family of scalable graphics capabilities. The new Farsight program employs the Mobile AGP Package (MAP) versions of NVIDIA® GPUs which are ideal for performance sensitive embedded visual computing applications that require small footprints, custom form factors, low power, long life cycles and seamless technology insertion. Quantum3D also announced its first design win for the enhanced Farsight program with SBS Technologies®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE). SBS is integrating the NVIDIA MAP GPU technology with integrated memory into new VME and CompactPCI Single Board Computers (SBCs). Quantum3D's products are on display until April 25, 2003 at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, booth #2608.

Since its inception in 2001, Quantum3D's Farsight program has been meeting the realtime 2D/3D graphics and video performance requirements of custom form factor embedded graphics applications, which includes both military and commercial aviation, ground vehicle, naval vessel and man portable "smart displays" and embedded training applications. With the addition of NVIDIA® GeForceTM GPUs that feature 16, 32 or 64 MB of integrated memory and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs with 64 MB of integrated memory, the Farsight program can now support volume embedded visualization applications that require lower design and deployment costs, faster time to market, greater design flexibility and intrinsic technology insertion. With these new integrated memory designs, Farsight program licensees are able to address a range of embedded graphics requirements by merely populating different pin-compatible and software compatible GPUs that fit within the same BGA footprints.

"Our initial Farsight reference designs are primarily focused on avionics applications which required discrete memory implementations for absolute maximum performance," said Ross Q. Smith, Quantum3D co-founder and executive vice president of business development and marketing. "With these new integrated memory offerings, Farsight can now bring the flexibility and power of NVIDIA GPU technology to the broadest range of embedded applications-from legacy graphics chip replacement on volume SBCs to new applications like medical imaging and communications."

The first design win for Quantum3D Farsight MAP program is with SBS Technologies. SBS will be integrating Quantum3D's Farsight reference designs into its award-winning family of CompactPCI and VME single board computers. This new effort marks the first time that integrated 3D graphics have been employed on SBS computers.

"We have had tremendous interest in our SentirisTM PMC offering, licensed from Quantum3D last year, aimed at meeting the most demanding needs of the military and aerospace embedded graphics market," said Frank Willis, SBS Technologies' vice president of business development. "We found that our customers also want an integrated, Sentiris-compatible solution for broader market segments as the needs for advanced graphics expand. Quantum3D's new Farsight offerings that employ the NVIDIA MAP GPUs are perfect for such applications."

About Farsight
Farsight is the exclusive Quantum3D program aimed at bringing the power of NVIDIA graphics technology to unique form factor and "graphics down" embedded military and aerospace applications where standard form factor graphics subsystems, such as Sentiris PMC are not applicable. Under the auspices of the program, Quantum3D provides PCI or AGP reference designs, companion video designs, board level schematics, diagnostics, driver and utility software, as well as volume GPU kits that enable Farsight licensees to integrate NVIDIA GPU-based graphics subsystems with comprehensive video capabilities into avionics, vetronics, shipboard and man-portable embedded visual computing. Quantum3D Farsight Program designs are compatible with Intel® or PowerPC® architecture systems under Microsoft® Windows®, Linux and Wind River® VxWorks® operating systems. For details on the Farsight Program or other Quantum3D embedded visual computing offerings, please contact Quantum3D at +1 (408) 361-9918 or send email to salesinfo@quantum3d.com.

About SBS Technologies
SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communications, enterprise, and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications, including communications networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in four countries. More information on SBS is available at www.sbs.com.

NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,500 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.nvidia.com.

About Quantum3D
Quantum3D develops and markets realtime, open architecture IG solutions, embedded graphics subsystems, development software and support services for the VST and EVC markets. Quantum3D is the exclusive supplier of NVIDIA® graphics technology for the embedded military and aerospace visual computing market, and is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, please see www.quantum3d.com.

Quantum3D is a registered trademark, and Sentiris and Farsight are trademarks of Quantum3D, Inc. NVIDIA, GeForce and NVIDIA Quadro are trademarks or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries. SBS Technologies is a registered trademark of SBS Technologies, Inc.

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