Fremont, CA (November 8, 2006) — Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS®), the world’s leading motherboard, notebook and desktop PC manufacturer, today announced it has been named NVIDIA’s authorized board partner. To be recognized by NVIDIA and invited to join the program, it means ECS Elitegroup has designed and manufactured a substantial number of NVIDIA based motherboards over the years. To celebrate the launch of the latest nForce 680i SLI chipset based motherboards and GeForce 8800GT/GTX GPU based graphics cards, ECS Elitegroup will be on site on the NVIDIA campus today to showcase the company’s latest NVIDIA based offerings and sponsor the GeForce LAN.

‘We are very proud of our accomplishment and delighted to be recognized by NVIDIA. Being a NVIDIA authorized board partner means ECS Elitegroup will have early access to exciting NVIDIA technologies and products,’ said Ray Lin, VP of Sales, ECS Elitegroup USA. ‘With the success we have had with the Extreme series of motherboards, we are in the position where we will need to work even closer with NVIDIA in order to make the best in class motherboards and video cards while maintaining value price points. This partnership elevates the relationship between ECS Elitegroup and NVIDIA,’ continued Lin.