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Nvidia Merges nForce and Tegra Teams Together

With Intel not giving Nvidia a license to produce chipsets supporting Nehalem-based architecture, which includes the latest Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs, the graphics maker's nForce team hasn't had as much to do as it used to.

Perhaps for that reason, Nvidia has merged its nForce chipset team together with its Tegra development team. This puts Nvidia's MCP team together with the SoC team to create one big body of 650-strong.

Ken Brown, spokesman for Nvidia, confirmed the change to Xbit Labs by commenting, "We have merged these teams under the Tegra development team. This substantially strengthens our engineering effort for Tegra development going forward."

While this may seem like Nvidia's thrown in the towel when it comes to producing chipsets, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is still openly excited about getting to fight Intel in court.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • xsamitt
    I hope Nvidia win.Because if they win the consumer wins as well.
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  • nicklasd87
    if they win it perpetuates the cycle, and the consumer still looses because companies are putting money toward legal fees instead of R&D
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  • falchard
    If nVidia loses, then AMD wins because Intel's chipsets SUUUUUCK.
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  • hluna52180
    The freedom for a company to develop their own creative technology solutions should be paramount. Nvidia should not be encumbered by now-dead agreements with Intel that benefited both of them years ago. The tech world has changed and Intel is dipping its toes into the graphics pool. Only fair that Nvidia do the same with the CPU waters. Nvidia will win in court.
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  • mister g
    Let's hope they reach an agreement so like 5 years down the road they won't have to do this again when Intel releases a new socket. (not)
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  • JohnnyLucky
    AW GEE! Another lawsuit. At least the lawyers have something to keep them busy.
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  • RooD
    Savin up for nvidia stock :) buy it before they win
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  • ceteras
    What happens if nvidia wins?
    Their MCP team will long be gone, those people cannot just switch teams that easyly.
    Until then, let's hope that the bigger Tegra team will kick some ass in the mobile soc market.
    I already love the Tegra concept, here's for a badass Tegra3!
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  • d-block
    RooDSavin up for nvidia stock buy it before they win
    sounds like a good idea
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  • knowom
    nicklasd87if they win it perpetuates the cycle, and the consumer still looses because companies are putting money toward legal fees instead of R&D No the consumer wins because Intel is a anti competitive monopoly that's been found guilty enough to settle out of court on multiple occasions all ready.
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