TechEye claims NVIDIA has merged its Tegra and ION divisions. The GPU maker is still fighting Intel in court, but this piece of news seems to suggest the company has given up on chipset development.
What has been kept rather quiet, however, is the fact Nvidia recently took the strategic decision to merge its entire MCP group with its Tegra development team, melding the two into one big, nay HUGE 650 person family. Or somewhere thereabouts.
So with Tegra and Ion developers plugging away together, one has to wonder what Ion's long term prospects really are, although according to Ion product manager, Ken Brown, with a Gartner prediction for 40 million netbooks to ship within the next year, Ion isn't disappearing anytime soon.