If you remember, Via closed down its chipset division, and NV needs to find a CPU partner it hasn't terminally pissed off.
Not much more to say to it than that. NV can't buy Via (allcaps) for a number of reasons, so this is the only door open for the chipset guys. A close working relationship or partnership makes sense for a lot of reasons, and could greatly benefit both sides. All the rumours of buyout talks for the last week were just rumours, this is what was happening behind closed doors.
NVIDIA to make chipsets for VIA
Posted on Wednesday, Mar 26 2008 @ 01:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck