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Trident's CyberBladeXP Selected in HP Pavilion
Date: Friday July 13, 2001
Category: Notebooks
Manufacturer Link: Trident
Trident Microsystems, Inc. today announced that the Hewlett-Packard Company has designed in its CyberBlade XP 3D graphics controller in both the latest models of the popular Pavilion notebook series.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10 -- Trident Microsystems, Inc.n today announced that the Hewlett-Packard Company has designed in its CyberBlade XP 3D graphics controller in both the latest models of the popular Pavilion notebook series: Pavilion n5470 powered by AMD's 1 GHz Athlon 4 processor and Pavilion n5430 powered by AMD's 850 MHz Duron processor. The CyberBlade XP is Trident's top-of-the-line, high performance, low-power 3D graphics controller packed with high-end functionality with a cost structure targeted to the mainstream performance market segment.

``CyberBlade XP is the industry's best performance-per-watt 3D graphics solution for mainstream performance notebooks,'' said Le Nguyen, assistant vice president of graphics marketing at Trident. ``CyberBlade XP's low-power consumption combined with a rich feature set and competitive performance is the result of a balanced optimization among power, functionality, 3D image quality, performance and cost.''

``We are very proud that HP has selected our best of class 3D graphics product for the fast growing notebook PC market,'' said Frank Lin, president and CEO of Trident. ``CyberBlade XP exemplifies Trident's aggressive expansion into the mainstream performance notebook segment by bringing state-of-the-art 3D graphics technology to the cost-conscious notebook user.''

The CyberBlade XP brings forth seven major technical advances in video and graphics capability to mainstream performance notebook PCs: DirectX 7.0 cubic mapping, 256-bit pixel processing, dual memory bus architecture, AGP-4X bus interface, state-of-the-art video de-interlacing, high-resolution flat panel, and yet consumes only 0.8 watt of static power at 166 MHz memory clock. Such low-power consumption in a 457-pin BGA with a 31mm x 31mm footprint not only extends the notebook battery life, but also reduces total system cost through simpler thermal system design and increases overall system reliability.

The CyberBlade XP graphics and video core is also used in the most advanced integrated graphics/core logic chipsets for notebook PCs recently announced by Trident and Acer Laboratories Inc. (ALi). The CyberALADDiN(TM) and CyberMAGiK(TM) chipsets are the industry's first to implement DDR memory technology in notebooks for both IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® III and AMD-K7(TM) CPU platforms, respectively. Together they provide a full range of price/performance solutions enabling significant savings in software investment while reducing time-to-market for the OEMs. Trident now supplies both discrete and integrated graphics/core logic solutions to top notebook PC OEM manufacturers worldwide.

About Trident Microsystems, Inc.
Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, designs, develops and markets digital media for the masses in the form of graphics controllers and multimedia integrated circuits for both notebook and desktop PCs. Trident's products are sold through a network of OEMs, original design manufacturers and system integrators worldwide. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the company's web site:

NOTE: Trident is a registered trademark of Trident Microsystems, Inc. CyberBlade XP is a trademark of Trident Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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