ATI graphics hardware certified for Windows Vista

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ATI
leads the way with industry’s first
graphics hardware
certified for Windows Vista


Driver for ATI’s award
-
winning line of graphic
s

processors certified with Windows
Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) to ensure

optimum performance and reliability

MUNIC
H, GERMANY /
MARKHAM, CANADA



September 27
, 2006


Underlining the company’s leadership in developing hardware and drivers to support
Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system,
ATI Technologies Inc.

(TSX:ATY,
NASDAQ:ATYT)

today announced that its d
river
has been granted
the
graphics
industry’s first
Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL)

certification
for Windows
Vista by Microsoft
.

WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is
considered essential by many business and home us
ers.

Windows Vista is the first version of the Microsoft operating system that requires
hardware for 3D acceleration. WHQL certification reassures businesses and consumers
that ATI graphics processors are fully ready to unlock the stunning graphical featu
res of
the powerful Windows Vista platform, including Windows Vista Premium
(1)
.

“ATI
is working closely

with Microsoft to
ensure the best performance and most
reliable

Vista experience through our top
-
to
-
bottom line of graphics processors
,” said
Ben Bar
-
Ha
im, vice president of software
, ATI Technologies Inc. “
With Windows Vista, 3D
graphics now matter to everyone and ATI’s

WHQL certification
gives

businesses and
consumers alike
the confidence that their ATI system is ready for Vista.


ATI Technologies (Europe) GmbH


Keltenring 13


Tel.+49 89 66515
-
0



D
-
82041 Oberhaching


Fax+49 89 66515
-
300





www.ati.com

(1)
Currently shipping

ATI boards
certified for
Windows Vista Premium include the
X1300, X1350, X1400, X1600, X1700, X1800, X1900 and X1950.

About ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D
graphics, PC platform tech
nologies and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer
since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost graphics processor unit (GPU) provider and is
dedicated to deliver leading
-
edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac
desktop and not
ebook platforms, workstation, set
-
top and digital television, game console
and handheld device markets. With fiscal 2005 revenues of US $2.22 billion, ATI has more
than 4,000 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on
NASDAQ (AT
YT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

Important Information Regarding Forward
-
looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release, including but not limited to the features,
performance, reliability and Windows Vista
-
readiness of ATI’s hardwar
e and drivers, and the
importance of 3D graphics to consumers, may be considered "forward
-
lookin
g".
Such
forward
-
looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and,
accordingly, entail various risks and uncertainties.


Assumptions app
lied in making, and
potential risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from, such forward looking
statements include, among others, software and hardware
-
related issues and conflicts, the
development of new products or technologies, overa
ll system performance and customer
preferences and requirements.

We therefore cannot provide any assurance that such forward
-
looking statements will materialize. We assume no obligation to update or revise any
forward
-
looking statement, whether as a result

of new information, future events or any other
reason. Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties affecting our business and
other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward
-
looking
statement is contained
in our filings with Canadian and U.S. securities regulatory authorities,
including our 2005 Annual Information Form and 2005 Annual Report filed on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com. Our Form 40
-
F and other filings we make with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commis
sion are available on EDGAR at
www.sec.gov
.

For media or industry analyst support, visit our Web site at
http://www.ati.com

or contact:

Chris Hook, Head of Public Relations, EMEA, ATI

Technologies (Europe) GmbH, Tel: +49 89 66 515 572,
chook@ati.com

Lars Weinand, Technical PR Manager EMEA, ATI Technologies (Europe) GmbH, Tel: +49 89 66 515 573, lweinand@ati.com

Almut Otto, PR Manager Central Europe
, ATI Technologies (Europe) GmbH, Tel: +49 89 66 515 326,
aotto@ati.com