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Cyrix MediaGX? Processor Selected to Power New Atari Site4 Game

Integrated processor wins acceptance in arcade gaming applications

Oct 5, 1998

October 5, 1998 - Cyrix® Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Semiconductor Corporation® (NYSE:NSM), announced today that Atari Games Corporation has designed the MMX?-enhanced MediaGX™ processor into a new video arcade game, Site4™, released this month. The MediaGX™ processor, which played a key role in enabling the sub-$1,000 consumer PC market, delivers the power of an x86-based platform to the arcade gaming industry, providing exceptional performance and versatility.

Atari Games, a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MYW), has been a revolutionary leader in the arcade industry for more than two decades. Atari Games selected the MediaGX™ processor because it provides a highly-integrated system-level solution enabling optimum game performance at low-cost.

"The MediaGX™ processor allows us to cut costs at the system level while delivering graphics that are rich and detailed," said Mary Fujihara, vice president of marketing for Atari Games. "The powerful yet inexpensive MediaGX® processor provides compelling innovation and stunning visuals for our new game, Site 4, while allowing us to deliver a product to the arcade marketplace that is an exceptional value and return on investment."

The Cyrix MediaGX™ processor provides an innovative system-level solution that lowers system cost by integrating graphics, audio, memory controller and the PCI interface onto the processor, reducing the number of separate components. This system-level integration allows manufacturers to bring high-quality products to market quickly and inexpensively.

"The Atari Site 4 coin-operated video game provides this competitive market with a next-generation game at a compelling price," said Mike Bereziuk, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Cyrix's parent National Semiconductor. "Site4 is an excellent example of how the MediaGX™ processor platform can cost effectively bring x86 processing into innovative consumer entertainment products. Integrated processor technology is the wave of the future for high-impact gaming platforms as well as Information Appliances, such as set-top boxes, web browsers and Windows Based Terminals."

Cyrix Corporation
Cyrix, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Semiconductor, is a leading supplier of innovative processor-based solutions that set new standards for the personal computer market. Cyrix delivers compelling value and quality to its customers, the manufacturers of personal computer products, by combining industry-leading design with world-class manufacturing. Cyrix's MediaGX? processor pioneered the sub-$1,000 PC market in 1997 and continues to lead the market to higher performance at lower prices. For more information, visit Cyrix's Web site at www.cyrix.com.

Atari Games Corporation
Atari Games Corporation is a developer, marketer, licensor and publisher of coin-operated video games, having created such classics as Pong, Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Gauntlet, Area 51, and San Francisco Rush Extreme Racing. Atari Games Corporation is a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY). The Atari Games Corporations home page is at www.atarigames.com.

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Cyrix is a registered trademark and MediaGX? is a trademark of Cyrix Corporation, a subsidiary of National Semiconductor Corporation. MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Site 4 is a trademark of Atari Games Corporation. Game developed by Mesa Logic Inc.