One the hottest rumours of the day was the story from DigiTimes that NVIDIA would exit the chipset market but that was quickly turned down by NVIDIA who stated the story was completely groundless.
Furthermore, the company also put the rumours that Intel isn't allowing them to manufacture Nehalem chipsets to bed as ARS Technica heard from NVIDIA that they're working on a new round of chipsets for post-Bloomfield Nehalem processors:
Companies large and small are jittery about a recession, and smaller companies like DFI or Foxconn may not have wanted to risk building high-end boards at the $329—$449 price point current 790i SLI Ultra boards are selling at, particularly with the X48 shipping and the X58 not so far away. Even if several manufacturers have backed off 790i products for whatever reason, it doesn't automatically follow that there's a problem with the 790i chipset. NVIDIA will have a new round of chipsets out for post-Bloomfield Nehalem processors—a fact the company stressed when Ars spoke to them today, and one that undercuts the idea that NVIDIA plans to leave the chipset market.