NVIDIA – Our CPU strategy is ARM

Published: 16th Aug 2010, 18:29 GMT

NVIDIA CEO: We have a CPU strategy | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News
NVIDIA’s chief executive officer is emphatic that his company has a strategy for building processors beyond its mainstay graphics chips.

During an interview with CNET, Jen-Hsun Huang addressed a longstanding issue with the company’s chips that has become a financial bruden, as well as speaking about ongoing Intel litigation and the resolution of its graphics chip defect issue.

On Thursday, NVIDIA reported a second-quarter net loss of $141 million, or 25 cents per share, worse than the net loss of $105.3 million, or 19 cents a share, a year earlier. The graphics processing unit (GPU) supplier–whose chips are found in PCs from Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer, Sony, and Toshiba–cited muted demand for consumer graphics chips and economic weakness in Europe and China, which drove consumers to lower-priced products. NVIDIA products typically are targeted at the upper end of the market.(..)

“Our CPU strategy is ARM,” Huang said, referring to the fact that NVIDIA was, unit last year, only a supplier of GPUs. “ARM is the fastest growing processor architecture in the world today. ARM supports (Google’s) Android best. And Android is the fastest growing OS in the world today,” Huang said.

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