CNet reports that, when Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was asked about the possibility of Nvidia coming up with its own x86 chip technology in a phone interview Thursday, the chief executive officer answered with a resolute "No."
Rumors that Nvidia had plans to enter the x86 CPU market resurfaced last week. With Nvidia not having the license to produce chipsets for the latest generation of Intel chips and Intel moving towards integrating graphics cores onto its CPUs, analysts speculated that Nvidia was likely to enter the x86 game.
''We believe Nvidia could enter the x86 CPU business,'' said analyst Doug Freedman of Broadpoint AmTech, in an EETimes story. ''Nvidia could become a supplier of x86 CPUs by necessity to preserve both GPU and chipset revenue.''
However it seems Nvidia has other plans for the time being. When asked about the company's plans for an x86 CPU, Huang squashed rumors and detailed Nvidia's plans for the future.
"Nvidia's strategy is very, very clear. I'm very straightforward about it. Right now, more than ever, we have to focus on visual and parallel computing." Huang went on to detail where his company sees its best opportunities for growth. "Our strategy is to proliferate the GPU into all kinds of platforms for growth," he said. "GPUs in servers for parallel computing, for supercomputing--and cloud computing with our GPU is a fabulous growth opportunity--and streaming video."
The CEO also referenced Tegra and the Zune HD in stating that the company is aiming at getting its GPUs into the lowest power platforms and driving mobile computing.
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