NVIDIA's Tegra GM, Mike Rayfield, told Hexus that the company's Tegra 3 SoC will be launched pretty soon. He didn't give an exact launch date but the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona on February 14-17 seems a plausible guess.
But the stuff we really wanted to know about was the future. Rayfield wouldn't give us a precise launch date for Tegra 3, but he offered enough clues to enable a pretty good guess.
"I'm going to come pretty close to my cadence of a launch every year," said Rayfield. "It will be in production around the same time as my competitors' first dual-cores will."
NVIDIA has already announced that it intends to launch a new version of Tegra every year, a cadence it thinks will put pressure on the likes of Qualcomm and TI, which have historically taken longer to launch new generations of their SoCs. Tegra 2 was launched at CES 2010, so if Rayfield is going to get ‘pretty close' to that prediction, Tegra 3 has to launch pretty soon.