Press releases from May 2002


PNY™ Technologies and MadOnion.com™ Partner to Provide Personalized Computer Performance Analysis to PC Users

May 29, 2002 - -



PNY™ Technologies and MadOnion.com™ Partner to Provide Personalized Computer Performance Analysis to PC Users



Performance Analyzer aids consumers with graphics card and memory upgrade recommendations



Saratoga, CA – May 29, 2002 – PNY™ Technologies announced today that it is providing consumers the ability to access MadOnion.com’s Performance Analyzer FREE on PNY’s website. This service enables PNY website visitors to quickly analyze their current computer system components and evaluate how they can easily enhance their PC’s performance. Each customized performance analysis is based on a dynamic database of over 4 million benchmark results from MadOnion.com’s proprietary 3DMark®2001 benchmark software.
According to Matt Mustachio, senior director of marketing for PNY, “We are pleased to offer consumers the opportunity to maximize the performance of their PC with the Performance Analyzer. This service will enable consumers to make an educated hardware upgrade purchase decision with objective information. As a leading manufacturer and marketer of memory upgrade modules, graphics accelerator cards, flash media and peripherals and CD Media, PNY is committed to providing PC users solutions to all their computer needs. The addition of MadOnion.com’s Performance Analyzer to our website gives our visitors a powerful tool to quickly analyze their PC’s performance and provide recommendations on how they can easily improve its performance”.
To take advantage of this free service, please visit: http://www.pny.com/home/products/vcard_index.cfm.
The performance analyzer is compatible with all consumer desktop PCs and will automatically detect over 300 attributes of the user’s PC, including the Microsoft® operating system used. The service uses this information to estimate optimal graphics card and memory upgrades to the user’s PC. By integrating the analysis recommendations (upgrading to higher performing hardware), users will benefit by getting increased performance and higher frame rates. Games will run more smoothly, applications will run faster and more reliably even at higher resolutions and richer colors.
MadOnion.com has emerged as the leading provider of benchmarking resources for the PC industry. “The Performance Analyzer service gives our partners a significant competitive advantage,” said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MadOnion.com. “By incorporating the Performance Analyzer on their site, PNY now can market their memory and graphics cards in an unprecedented fashion. PNY’s customers can proactively make purchasing decisions based on quantifiable and objective information. They will know with certainty whether a given product is compatible with their PC and what effect it will have on their system’s overall performance - before they have to spend a dime” said Sarkkinen.
About PNY™ Technologies, Inc.
Established in 1985, PNY Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of computer graphics accelerator cards, memory upgrade modules, digital storage media, CD Media, Flash Memory and Flash peripherals. Its memory products currently account for a majority share of all retail sales in the U.S. PNY introduced its Verto™ -brand consumer graphics card product line in June 2001 and is now offering PNY- Brand Quadro™ graphics cards for workstation professional applications. PNY products are currently available at major retail outlets, mail order outlets, online retailers, value-added resellers and distribution channels throughout the U.S. and Europe. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains manufacturing facilities and sales offices in North America (Santa Clara, California and Parsippany, New Jersey) and Europe (France, Great Britain and Germany) and Asia. For additional information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.pny.com.
About MadOnion.Com™
MadOnion.com™ is the leading provider of PC benchmark software and performance information services and is known around the world - with more than 26 million copies distributed, worldwide - for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® Series and PCMark2002™. MadOnion.com™ provides proven analytical technologies and custom benchmarking solutions to leading PC industry companies. MadOnion.com™ has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit www.madonion.com.

Company Contact:
MadOnion.com Inc.
+1-408-517-0131
Tero Sarkkinen
Executive Vice President, Sales
tero@madonion.com

Company Contact:
PNY Technologies, Inc.
+1-973-560-5512
Nancy Larson
Manager, Marketing Communications
nlarson@pny.com

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