ATI Launches Radeon Xpress 1250 Chipset

ATI Delivers Blazing Fast Integrated Performance for Intel-Based PCs and Laptops

New Radeon Xpress 1250 chipset delivers superior performance for 3D games and multimedia applications

MARKHAM, ONTARIO - August 29, 2006 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) is delivering a new mark in excellence for integrated graphics performance on the Intel mobile and desktop computing platform with the introduction of the new Radeon Xpress 1250 chipset. The Radeon Xpress 1250 serves up unparalleled graphics performance to the integrated graphics segment, providing more horsepower for the latest 3D games and the most sophisticated multimedia applications.

The Radeon Xpress 1250 will be available through leading notebook OEMs, including NEC who today launches the NEC LaVie L Advanced Type notebook for the Japanese market.

"NEC's LaVie L Advanced Type is powered by ATI's new Radeon Xpress 1250 to offer our customers a new standard in integrated graphics performance on the Intel platform," said Mr. Hiroyuki Masuda, Senior Vice President, NEC Personal Products, Ltd. "Together with ATI, NEC is delivering exceptional power for exciting multimedia applications and 3D games created for Windows Vista. NEC and ATI continue to deliver leading-edge mobile solutions to customers everywhere." READ MORE...