NVIDIA accused of cutting down ATI's chipset business

Posted on Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 0:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A report by DigiTimes accuses NVIDIA of cutting-down supplies of ULi-branded I/O controllers, which are used on numerous motherboards featuring chipsets from ATI.
Following the acquisition of Uli in early 2006, Nvidia has accelerated the pace of shutting down the Uli chipset brand in order to discourage sales of ATI chipsets in the channel, indicated DigiTimes web-site citing sources within the industry.

While the bulk of mainboards designed for system integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) use ATI’s own south bridges, which are also referred as I/O controllers, quite a number of motherboards for the channel and retail market implement Uli’s M1575 and M1573 chips, which are more advanced compared to in-house developed controllers.
More details at X-bit Labs.

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