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NVIDIA Admits to Selling Faulty Mobile GPUs, Shares Plummet

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NVIDIA Admits to Selling Faulty Mobile GPUs, Could Cost it up to $200 M

NVIDIA admits that some of its notebook graphics processors are failing at “higher than normal rates”, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These chip failures will cost NVIDIA anywhere between 150 and 200 million US Dollars this quarter financial year toward warranty, repair, return and replacement for laptops with such NVIDIA products incorporated.

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WAIT

nVidia admits that it has discovered that some of the mobile GPUs it sold have a high failure rate.

That is very different from admitting to selling faulty GPUs.
 

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man i would hate to be the guy in charge of mobile gpus at nvidia! things just havnt been going their way lately.
 
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Bad luck comes in threes...
 

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ATI and Intel :)
 

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Mobile GPU unit :slap: -> Nvidia
Intel:laugh:
ATI rakes the money.
 

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News is right. Price dropped to $14 after NASDAQ closed (so called after-hours trading). Just look at the opening prices when NASDAQ comes back on line.
 

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right time to buy Nvidia and ATI shares.
 
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Does this help?

 

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good call, i didnt see that. check out the 5 year chart for nvidia. the highest they reached was during the announcement of their targetting of intel for intergrated graphics chips in october 07. since then it has been a steady decline.
 

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Ati's has gone down by 0.3(5.8-5.44) tho' not 14 like nvidia.
 
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AMD's stock is falling even though they seem to have the upper hand:shadedshu
 

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Ati's has gone down by 0.3(5.8-5.44) tho' not 14 like nvidia.
nvidia didnt go down 14 points, it dropped to 14 points. and with ati's stock price hovering around 5 any drop is a significant one.
 
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I don't get it. Why is it that whenever defective packaging is detected, the chip designer is blamed instead of the foundry (TSMC, UMC etc.)? The foundry is the one which actually builds the chips (and packaging) for the designer so I believe it should be the one at fault here. Somehow they always slip through the cracks and get away with it. They must have some really good lawyers and bullet-proof contracts.
 
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Not really. This is the same as if you went to Wal Mart and bought a Vizio LCD TV that had a fault causing premature failure of the backlight. Vizio doesn't manufacture the light, they buy them from another manufacturer.

But when it fails, John Q. Public is upset with Wal-Mart and Vizio. The lawyers start putting together a class action lawsuit against these companies. You don't see them going after the smaller light manufacturer. (Go after the company with the deeper pockets)
 

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why wouldnt you be upset with nvidia if you were an investor. the blame falls on nvidia because they are responsible for selling the product.
 
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It's not like nVidia is going to stop using TSMC. Not a whole lot of alternatives for them really. Unless they wanted to get their own fab. I hear AMD has one sitting around o_O

Seriously, how do you manage to nutkick yourself multiple times in such rapid succession?
 
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They will sack somebody expendable and then stock will increase. This happens all the time to other companies. And any, what goes up must come down!

They've been number one for so long they just got complacent and made mistakes. Also i think Ati have rubbed a magic lamp or something to get their prices so low.
 

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WAIT

nVidia admits that it has discovered that some of the mobile GPUs it sold have a high failure rate.

That is very different from admitting to selling faulty GPUs.
There are laptops failing out there....with their GPUs / Integrated Graphics going kaput.