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NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011

SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 16, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA)

--  Revenue increased 5.0 percent to $886.4 million from the third
    quarter.
    --  We believe some analyst estimates may have recorded the Intel
        settlement as revenue, rather than as a credit to operating
        expenses, artificially raising revenue consensus.
--  GAAP net income grew to $171.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share,
    from the third quarter's $84.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share.
--  GAAP gross margin increased to a record 48.1 percent from the third
    quarter's 46.5 percent.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported revenue of $886.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 ended Jan. 30, 2011, up 5.0 percent from the prior quarter and down 9.8 percent from $982.5 million from the same period a year earlier.

On a GAAP basis, the company recorded net income of $171.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with $84.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the previous quarter and GAAP net income of $131.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, in the same period a year earlier. GAAP gross margin was a record 48.1 percent compared with 46.5 percent in the previous quarter and 44.7 percent in the same period a year earlier.

                                                            Fiscal Year
                              Quarterly Highlights          Highlights
                          ----------------------------  ------------------
                             Q4        Q3        Q4
                           FY2011    FY2011    FY2010    FY2011    FY2010
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Revenue                   $  886.4  $  843.9  $  982.5  $  3,543  $  3,326
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
GAAP:
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Gross margin                48.1%     46.5%     44.7%     39.8%     35.4%
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Net income (loss)          171.7  $   84.9  $  131.1  $  253.1  ($  68.0)
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Income (loss) per share $   0.29  $   0.15  $   0.23  $   0.43  ($  0.12)
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

The company's fourth quarter results include a $57.0 million credit to operating expenses, $37.1 million after tax, as a result of a legal settlement in connection with a new licensing agreement entered into with Intel.

"These strong results underscore the larger story of NVIDIA's transformation," said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA president and chief executive officer. "Even as we are extending our leadership in visual computing, our investment in mobile computing and parallel computing is now driving our growth.

"Tegra is positioned center stage in the revolution in super phones and tablets, while Tesla is becoming an essential processor for supercomputing. I have never been more excited about NVIDIA's prospects."

Outlook

The outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 is as follows:

--  Revenue is expected to be up 6 to 8 percent from the fourth quarter.
--  GAAP gross margin is expected to be 48.5 to 49.5 percent.
--  GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $327 million.
--  GAAP tax rate is expected to be 16 to 18 percent.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2011 and Recent Highlights:

--  NVIDIA demonstrated its next-generation mobile processor, the world's
    first quad-core mobile processor, at Mobile World Congress.  The
    company is sampling to customers now, putting it at least a year ahead
    of the competition.  NVIDIA expects to see tablets and phones later
    this year.

--  Customers announced a number of products incorporating the Tegra(R)
    2 mobile processor, including Acer, with its EeePad Slider, EeePad
    Transformer and Iconia A500 tablets; Dell, with the Dell Streak; LG
    Electronics, with the LG Optimus 2X phone and the Optimus Pad; and
    Motorola, with the Atrix and Droid Bionic phones, the Xoom tablet for
    Verizon and an unnamed tablet for AT&T. After quarter end, Samsung
    announced the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and revealed it was working with NVIDIA
    on a Tegra-powered superphone and Toshiba announced an unnamed 10"
    tablet.

--  NVIDIA announced that it is developing a custom CPU that will use the
    ARM instruction set, known internally as Project Denver. The Denver
    CPU cores will be integrated into future generation processors for
    PCs, servers, and supercomputers.  Separately, Microsoft announced
    that its next generation Windows will include native support for ARM
    SOCs such as Tegra.

--  NVIDIA extended its licensing agreement with Intel for $1.5 billion
    over the agreement's six-year lifespan. Revenue and costs from the
    license portion of this agreement will commence April 1, 2011; see the
    CFO Commentary posted on our website for further details.

--  In addition to its long partnership with the Volkswagen Audi Group,
    NVIDIA announced that BMW will also use NVIDIA GPUs for infotainment
    systems in next-generation cars worldwide. Tesla(TM) Motors will
    also incorporate Tegra processors to power the infotainment,
    navigation and instrument cluster in its Roadster Model S.

--  NVIDIA launched the GeForce(R) GTX 570 and GTX 560 Ti, the most
    advanced GPUs for gamers.

--  NVIDIA announced that PC manufacturers are expected to launch 200 new
    PCs that use NVIDIA(R) GeForce GPUs paired with the new generation
    of Sandy Bridge CPUs.

CFO Commentary Commentary on the quarter by David White, NVIDIA chief financial officer and executive vice president, is available at www.nvidia.com/investor.

Conference Call and webcast Information NVIDIA will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its fourth quarter fiscal 2011 financial results and current financial prospects today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To listen to the call, please dial (706) 679 2572. A live webcast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be accessible at the NVIDIA investor relations Web site www.nvidia.com/ir and at www.streetevents.com. The Web cast will be recorded and available for replay until the company's conference call to discuss its financial results for its first quarter fiscal 2012.

Non-GAAP Measures To supplement NVIDIA's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets presented in accordance with GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share and free cash flow. In order for NVIDIA's investors to be better able to compare its current results with those of previous periods, the company has shown a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures. These reconciliations adjust the related GAAP financial measures to exclude a charge related to the weak die/packaging material set that was used in certain versions of NVIDIA's previous generation MCP and GPU products, net of insurance reimbursements, a non-recurring charge related to a tender offer purchase, a non-recurring benefit from a legal settlement, and the associated tax impact of these items, where applicable. Free cash flow is calculated as GAAP net cash provided by or used in operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and intangible assets. NVIDIA believes the presentation of its non-GAAP financial measures enhances the user's overall understanding of the company's historical financial performance. The presentation of the company's non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the company's financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and our non-GAAP measures may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

About NVIDIA NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The Company holds more than 1,700 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to statements as to: the company's financial outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2012; the company's expectations with respect to the number of new products to be introduced by PC manufacturers that use the company's graphics; the company's expectations with respect to the use of its products by customers, including Audi, Samsung, BMW and Tesla Motors; the company's development plans for a custom CPU that will use the ARM instruction set; the company's transformation; the company's extension of leadership in visual computing; the company's investment in mobile and parallel computing driving growth; Tegra's position in revolutionizing super phones and tablets; the company's prospects; the company's quad-core mobile processor being ahead of the competition; timing of release of tablets and phones; and the effects of the company's patents on modern computing are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of faster or more efficient technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended October 31, 2010. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the company's website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

Copyright 2011 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce, Tegra and Tesla are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

ARM, AMBA and ARM Powered are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Cortex, MPCore and Mali are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS and ARM Sweden AB.

                            NVIDIA CORPORATION
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (In thousands, except per share data)
                                (Unaudited)
                         Three Months Ended         Twelve Months Ended
                       ---------------------    --------------------------
                      January 30,   January 31, January 30,     January 31,
                         2011          2010        2011            2010
                       --------      --------   ----------      ----------
Revenue                $886,376      $982,488   $3,543,309      $3,326,445
Cost of revenue         460,017       543,767    2,134,219       2,149,522
                       --------      --------   ----------      ----------
Gross profit            426,359       438,721    1,409,090       1,176,923
Operating expenses
   Research and
    development         215,563       216,251      848,830         908,851
   Sales, general and
    administrative       88,018        88,188      361,513         367,017
   Legal settlement     (57,000) (A)        -      (57,000) (A)          -
                       --------      --------   ----------      ----------
       Total operating
        expenses        246,581       304,439    1,153,343       1,275,868
                       --------      --------   ----------      ----------
Operating income
 (loss)                 179,778       134,282      255,747         (98,945)
Interest and other
 income, net              6,128         5,139       15,422          16,651
                       --------      --------   ----------      ----------
Income (loss) before
 income tax expense     185,906       139,421      271,169         (82,294)
Income tax expense
 (benefit)               14,255         8,345       18,023         (14,307)
                       --------      --------   ----------      ----------
Net income (loss)      $171,651      $131,076   $  253,146      $  (67,987)
                       ========      ========   ==========      ==========
Basic net income
 (loss) per share      $   0.29      $   0.24   $     0.44      $    (0.12)
                       ========      ========   ==========      ==========
Diluted net income
 (loss) per share      $   0.29      $   0.23   $     0.43      $    (0.12)
                       ========      ========   ==========      ==========
Shares used in basic
 per share computation  583,439       557,479      575,177         549,574
Shares used in diluted
 per share computation  601,559       582,081      588,684         549,574
(A)  On January 10, 2011, the Company and Intel entered into a new six-year
     cross licensing agreement and both parties also agreed to settle all
     outstanding legal disputes. For accounting purposes, the fair valued
     benefit prescribed to the settlement portion was $57.0 million.
                            NVIDIA CORPORATION
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                              (In thousands)
                                (Unaudited)
                                                    January 30, January 31,
                                                       2011        2010
                                                    ----------- -----------
ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities  $ 2,490,563 $ 1,728,227
  Accounts receivable, net                              348,770     374,963
  Inventories                                           345,525     330,674
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets              42,092      46,966
                                                    ----------- -----------
     Total current assets                             3,226,950   2,480,830
Property and equipment, net                             614,431     571,858
Goodwill                                                369,844     369,844
Intangible assets, net                                  243,171     120,458
Deposits and other assets                                40,850      42,928
                                                    ----------- -----------
     Total assets                                   $ 4,495,246 $ 3,585,918
                                                    =========== ===========
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                                  $   286,138 $   344,527
  Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities     656,544     439,851
                                                    ----------- -----------
     Total current liabilities                          942,682     784,378
Other long-term liabilities                             347,713     111,950
Capital lease obligations, long term                     23,389      24,450
Stockholders' equity                                  3,181,462   2,665,140
                                                    ----------- -----------
     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     $ 4,495,246 $ 3,585,918
                                                    =========== ===========
                            NVIDIA CORPORATION
          RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
                  (In thousands, except per share data)
                                (Unaudited)
                                             Three Months Ended
                                 -----------------------------------------
                                 January 30,      October 31,  January 31,
                                     2011             2010         2010
                                 -----------      -----------  -----------
GAAP gross profit                $   426,359      $   392,062  $   438,721
  GAAP gross margin                     48.1%            46.5%        44.7%
    Net charge against cost of
     revenue arising from a weak
     die/packaging material set            -                -            -
    Stock option purchase charge
     related to cost of revenue            -                -            -
                                 -----------      -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP gross profit            $   426,359      $   392,062  $   438,721
                                 ===========      ===========  ===========
  Non-GAAP gross margin                 48.1%            46.5%        44.7%
GAAP operating expenses          $   246,581      $   288,279  $   304,439
    Net charge against operating
     expenses arising from a
     weak die/packaging material
     set                                   -                -            -
    Stock option purchase charge
     related to operating
     expenses                              -                -            -
    Legal settlement                  57,000  (C)           -            -
                                 -----------      -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP operating expenses      $   303,581      $   288,279  $   304,439
                                 ===========      ===========  ===========
GAAP net income (loss)           $   171,651      $    84,862  $   131,076
    Total pre-tax impact of
     non-GAAP adjustments            (57,000)               -            -
    Income tax impact of
     non-GAAP adjustments             24,359  (D)           -            -
                                 -----------      -----------  -----------
Non-GAAP net income              $   139,010      $    84,862  $   131,076
                                 ===========      ===========  ===========
Diluted net income (loss) per
 share
    GAAP                         $      0.29      $      0.15  $      0.23
                                 ===========      ===========  ===========
    Non-GAAP                     $      0.23      $      0.15  $      0.23
                                 ===========      ===========  ===========
Shares used in GAAP diluted net
 income (loss) per share
 computation                         601,559          582,648      582,081
    Cumulative impact of
     non-GAAP adjustments                  -                -            -
                                 -----------      -----------  -----------
Shares used in non-GAAP diluted
 net income (loss) per share
 computation                         601,559          582,648      582,081
                                 ===========      ===========  ===========
Metrics:
GAAP net cash flow provided by
 operating activities            $   434,674      $   212,177  $    69,245
    Purchase of property and
     equipment and intangible
     assets                          (21,344)         (21,823)     (22,575)
                                 -----------      -----------  -----------
Free cash flow                   $   413,330      $   190,354  $    46,670
                                 ===========      ===========  ===========
                                       Twelve Months Ended
                                 --------------------------------
                                 January 30,      January 31,
                                     2011             2010
                                 -----------      -----------
GAAP gross profit                $ 1,409,090      $ 1,176,923
  GAAP gross margin                     39.8%            35.4%
    Net charge against cost of
     revenue arising from a weak
     die/packaging material set      181,193  (A)      95,878  (A)
    Stock option purchase charge
     related to cost of revenue            -           11,412  (B)
                                 -----------      -----------
Non-GAAP gross profit            $ 1,590,283      $ 1,284,213
                                 ===========      ===========
  Non-GAAP gross margin                 44.9%            38.6%
GAAP operating expenses          $ 1,153,343      $ 1,275,868
    Net charge against operating
     expenses arising from a
     weak die/packaging material
     set                             (12,705) (A)       1,929  (A)
    Stock option purchase charge
     related to operating
     expenses                              -         (128,829) (B)
    Legal settlement                  57,000  (C)           -
                                 -----------      -----------
Non-GAAP operating expenses      $ 1,197,638      $ 1,148,968
                                 ===========      ===========
GAAP net income (loss)           $   253,146      $   (67,987)
    Total pre-tax impact of
     non-GAAP adjustments            136,898          234,190
    Income tax impact of
     non-GAAP adjustments             (8,469) (D)     (24,820) (D)
                                 -----------      -----------
Non-GAAP net income              $   381,575      $   141,383
                                 ===========      ===========
Diluted net income (loss) per
 share
    GAAP                         $      0.43      $     (0.12)
                                 ===========      ===========
    Non-GAAP                     $      0.65      $      0.25
                                 ===========      ===========
Shares used in GAAP diluted net
 income (loss) per share
 computation                         588,684          549,574
    Cumulative impact of
     non-GAAP adjustments                  -           18,488  (E)
                                 -----------      -----------
Shares used in non-GAAP diluted
 net income (loss) per share
 computation                         588,684          568,062
                                 ===========      ===========
Metrics:
GAAP net cash flow provided by
 operating activities            $   675,797      $   487,807
    Purchase of property and
     equipment and intangible
     assets                          (97,890)         (77,601)
                                 -----------      -----------
Free cash flow                   $   577,907      $   410,206
                                 ===========      ===========
(A) Excludes a charge related to the weak die/packaging material set that
    was used in certain versions of our previous generation chips, net of
    insurance reimbursement.
(B) During the three months ended April 26, 2009, the Company completed a
    tender offer to purchase outstanding stock options which resulted in a
    charge of $140.2 million, $11.4 million of which was associated with
    cost of revenue and $128.8 million with operating expenses.
(C) On January 10, 2011, the Company and Intel entered into a new six-year
    cross licensing agreement and both parties also agreed to settle all
    outstanding legal disputes.  For accounting purposes, the fair valued
    benefit prescribed to the settlement portion was $57.0 million.
(D) The income tax impact of non-GAAP adjustments has only been reported
    during fiscal quarters that include other GAAP to non-GAAP reconciling
    items, as well as in the full fiscal year results during which the GAAP
    to non-GAAP reconciling items occur. As such, any effective tax rate
    differences between GAAP and non-GAAP results that result from such
    adjustments have not been reported separately in the non-GAAP results
    for a fiscal quarter that does not contain other GAAP to non-GAAP
    reconciling items.
(E) Reflects an adjustment to diluted shares to reflect a non-GAAP net
    income versus a GAAP net loss.

For further information, contact:
Michael Hara
Investor Relations
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2511
mhara@nvidia.com

Robert Sherbin
Corporate Communications
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 566-5150
rsherbin@nvidia.com

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