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Tyan Introduces Tachyon G9000 PRO, powered by ATI's new RADEON™ 9000 PRO Graphics Processor

Quad-pipe architecture and DirectX 8.1 support provide users with unbelievable visual experience at a truly affordable price

San Francisco, CA  July 18, 2002 - Tyan® Computer Corporation today introduced its Tachyon G9000 PRO, powered by ATI's new RADEON 9000 PRO chip. The Tachyon G9000 PRO utilizes ATI's latest graphics technologies to provide exceptional performance and leading-edge features for today's mainstream graphics users – all at an affordable price point.

A long-time industry leader in the development of Internet infrastructure platforms and high-performance motherboard technology, Tyan has capitalized on its wealth of high-tech experience and engineering resources to produce a truly advanced graphics card.

With full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 8.1, and featuring a quad-pipe architecture, the Tachyon G9000 PRO sets new standards for affordable, high-performance graphics. With this introduction, Tyan and ATI bring to the masses the thrill and excitement of high-end 3D graphics.

"ATI's new RADEON 9000 PRO has enabled Tyan to make a significant entrance into the highly competitive performance graphics market", stated Symon Chang, President and CEO at Tyan. "Our Tachyon G9000 PRO exploits the full potential of the RADEON 9000 PRO processor, providing users with incredible performance, a leading feature set, and exceptional value."
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With the incredible power of the RADEON 9000 PRO's quad-pipe architecture, and the complete range of effects supported by the Tachyon G9000 PRO, users can rest assured that their 3D images will be rendered efficiently and accurately.

"The RADEON 9000 PRO chip has enabled Tyan to bring to market a powerful, feature-rich graphics product at an unbelievable price point," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, Marketing and General Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. "We are pleased to be working with Tyan to make outstanding, next-generation graphics products."

About ATI

ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI delivers leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top box, game console, and handheld markets. With 2001 revenues in excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

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