The Inquirer claims one of the main reasons why NVIDIA acquired ULi was for the people.
It wanted to get a fresh view on technology and a bunch of clever engineers. We don’t know how smart that actually was as people in Taiwan change their working positions and companies like nowhere else in the world.
We also learned that Nvidia is trying to implement its business model for ULI which currently is causing delays in orders. It could be that Nvidia just wants to make ATI and ATI chipset supporters life more miserable as well. This is what some sources in Taiwan reckon.