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Throughout its history Nvidia Corp. has made a lot of strategic acquisitions that either opened the company doors to new businesses, or allowed to expand its presence on certain markets. Now, with over $3.5 billion on bank account, Nvidia is ready to absorb other companies, should they fit its current businesses.

Speaking at Computex Taipei trade show, Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia, told The Wall Street Journal that the Santa Clara, California-based company is interested in technologies that “fit into its businesses”, but declined to give more details. As it appears, Nvidia does not have plans to expand beyond graphics processing units for client PCs, workstations and servers as well as application processors for mobile applications.

“We will not build things that the market already has, such as smartphones, PCs and tablets,” said Mr. Huang.

Recently Nvidia introduced its own-brand Shield portable game console that is compatible with Google Android games, but can also stream titles from PCs. The potential of the device is hard to determine, although Nvidia seems to pin some hopes on the product.

Nvidia’s latest acquisition was Icera, a developer of software modems for smartphones and tablets. Thanks to the takeover, Nvidia can now offer its partners fully-integrated application processors for mobile electronics with baseband and multimedia capabilities.

Tags: Nvidia, Icera, Tegra, Geforce, Quadro, Tesla, Business, Grid

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They're creative just like intel. Well they could be so smart as they really enjoy adoring support of brainwashed fans and their money too.
1 1 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 06/04/13 07:14:31 PM]
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agreed
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 01:59:54 AM]
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New Acquisitions- nvidia is going in right direction as nvidia knows what will happen next. they know that in future will face serious competition in server and HPC market(from-where nvidia makes real cash) from intel(undefeated),AMD(eternal competition) and HSA foundation(army of TITANS).
i recommend nvidia to buy a good interconnect technology firm like CRAY GEMINI or AMD's FREEDOM FABRIC like coz this will help nvidia a lot in server and HPC market.
5 2 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 06/05/13 04:48:26 AM]
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AMD did defeat Intel for several years.
0 0 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 06/05/13 07:51:30 PM]
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agreed
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 02:00:12 AM]
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I wonder if that money enough to buy AMD
0 1 [Posted by: kailrusha  | Date: 06/05/13 07:14:08 AM]
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nVidia buying AMD graphics will not work so well. If that happens, then there will be monopoly from nVidia. nVidia buying everything of AMD will not work well for nVidia because 80x86 license is not easily transferable. Intel restricts the 80x86 license to only the company that asks for it. The license is very restrictive.
1 0 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 06/05/13 07:57:29 PM]
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that's going to happen in any case
0 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/07/13 02:00:46 AM]
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Actually nvidia can't buy AMD coz of some reasons-
1.AMD's X86 license is non-transferable so if nvidia buys AMD it will not get x86 license.
2.US govt. and EU will not allow AMD Acquisition as we all know china desperately want to buy AMD if china got AMD then it will be death of whole US based computing firms coz china can invest trillions of dollar in AMD.
3.according USA business ruling there should be sufficient competition if nvidia buys AMD then nvidia will become undefeated and will rule whole market with overpriced products.
4.nvidia will become atleast 10X bigger than intel coz next-gen exascale computing is totally dependent on GPU and AMD already successfully tested 3D-stacked SoC in 2011 which is not even in future roadmap of intel and nvidia.
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agreed
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