Nvidia: We're Staying in the Chipset Business

This week there were reports that Nvidia would be dropping out of the chipset business. Nvidia responded with the following:

We've received a number of inquiries recently about NVIDIA's chipset (MCP) business. We'd like to set the record straight on current and future NVIDIA chipset activity.
 
On Intel platforms, the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M/ION brands have enjoyed significant sales, as well as critical success. Customers including Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, ASUS and others are continuing to incorporate GeForce 9400M and ION products in their current designs. There are many customers that have plans to use ION or GeForce 9400M chipsets for upcoming designs, as well.
 
On AMD platforms, we continue to sell a higher quantity of chipsets than AMD itself. MCP61-based platforms continue to be extremely well positioned in the entry CPU segments where AMD CPUs are most competitive vs. Intel
 
We will continue to innovate integrated solutions for Intel’s FSB architecture. We firmly believe that this market has a long healthy life ahead. But because of Intel’s improper claims to customers and the market that we aren’t licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we’ll postpone further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs.
 
Despite Intel's actions, we have innovative products that we are excited to introduce to the market in the months ahead. We know these products will bring with them some amazing breakthroughs that will surprise the industry, just as GeForce 9400M and ION have shaken up the industry this year.
 
We expect our MCP business for both Intel and AMD to be strong well into the future.

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  • jhansonxi
    "But because of Intel’s improper claims to customers and the market that we aren’t licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we’ll postpone further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs."

    I hate it when companies use these tactics to reduce consumer choice, just like that other company that prevented PhysX processing on its GPUs when a competitor's video card was also present.
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  • Anonymous
    Is it just me, or is it hard to believe that Nvidia can sell more chipsets than AMD for AMD's processors?


    I am not saying it is not possible, but it is just something that I would like to see the sales figures for.
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  • joejamesatou
    Please just pay the licensing for Intel DMI and quit complaining! Or release the new chipsets if you are confident you are right and let your lawyers have at Intel. They make some great chipsets and used to be my favorite back in my AMD Athlon XP days, but they just do so much whining and complaining. Whether it's dissing Intel, claiming DirectX 10.1 is useless (then releasing a 10.1 card!), banning PhsyX on an AMD card, charging motherboard makers for SLI (Crossfire = free) NVidia has a knack for this kind of behavior.

    But I do love my 9600 GSO for under $40!!!
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  • Anonymous
    hell yea
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  • waikano
    This makes more sense, than what was earlier reported.
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  • jhansonxi
    "But because of Intel’s improper claims to customers and the market that we aren’t licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we’ll postpone further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs."

    I hate it when companies use these tactics to reduce consumer choice, just like that other company that prevented PhysX processing on its GPUs when a competitor's video card was also present.
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