NVIDIA's acquisition of ULi will help Intel high-end chipset

Posted on Thursday, Dec 15 2005 @ 19:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA's president and CEO Huang Jen-hsun said his company will adjust its chipset roadmap following the acquisition of ULi. NVIDIA will enhance its high-end chipset line for the Intel platform, but has no plans to enter in the entry-level chipset market for the short term, said Huang.
Nvidia focuses on value-added chipsets, said Huang, explaining that the attention it gives the AMD platform is well rewarded. The company expects to build on this success by producing more value-added solutions for the high-end Intel platform, Huang noted.

Stepping into the entry-level Pentium 4 chipset market will need to be further evaluated, although people are curious whether Nvidia’s acquisition of ULi may herald its entry into the segment, Huang indicated. Intel’s entry-level chipset shortage has offered opportunities to the third-party players, but it would be a risk to follow suit, Huang said. The situation is a gambling competition, in which performance at each chipset maker depends on whether or not Intel has a shortage, Huang pointed out.
More details over at DigiTimes.


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