PalmSource and NVIDIA today announced plans to enhance the graphics acceleration in Palm Powered(TM) smart mobile devices running Palm OS Cobalt and Palm OS Garnet. NVIDIA joins existing Palm OS Ready Partners Intel, ATI, M-Systems, Motorola, Samsung Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. As a member of the Palm OS Ready Program, NVIDIA has licensed Palm OS Garnet and Palm OS Cobalt tools and components designed to enable the creation of software drivers for the NVIDIA® GoForce(TM) family of media processors and make them available to Palm OS licensees. The GoForce media processors offer advanced features for smart mobile devices, including support for multi-megapixel image capture, accelerated graphics for gaming, and video capture and playback. Using dedicated hardware accelerator engines, the GoForce processors deliver high performance for multimedia applications and drive high-resolution displays, while minimizing battery life consumption on the device.

PalmSource, Inc. provider of Palm OS(R), a leading operating
system powering next generation mobile devices and NVIDIA, the worldwide leader
in visual processing solutions, today announced plans to enhance the graphics
acceleration in Palm Powered(TM) smart mobile devices running Palm OS Cobalt and
Palm OS Garnet. NVIDIA joins existing Palm OS Ready Partners Intel, ATI,
M-Systems, Motorola, Samsung Semiconductor and Texas Instruments.

As a member of the Palm OS Ready Program, NVIDIA has licensed
Palm OS Garnet and Palm OS Cobalt tools and components designed to enable the
creation of software drivers for the NVIDIA® GoForce(TM) family of media
processors and make them available to Palm OS licensees. The GoForce media
processors offer advanced features for smart mobile devices, including support
for multi-megapixel image capture, accelerated graphics for gaming, and video
capture and playback. Using dedicated hardware accelerator engines, the GoForce
processors deliver high performance for multimedia applications and drive
high-resolution displays, while minimizing battery life consumption on the
device.

"Partnering with one of the leading mobile platform providers,
PalmSource, supports our business strategy of extending our graphics solutions
to deepen our penetration in the market for smart mobile devices," said Phil
Carmack, general manager and vice president of handheld group at NVIDIA. "We
believe Palm OS licensees will benefit from NVIDIA’s cutting-edge technology,
manufacturing leadership and global support infrastructure to create successful
mobile solutions tailored to the multimedia and entertainment markets."

"Optimizing NVIDIA’s GoForce media processors for the Palm OS
platform will enable licensees to leverage the tools and resources necessary to
build best in class mobile devices for the multimedia market," said David Nagel,
president and CEO of PalmSource, Inc.