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NVIDIA to Acquire Baseband and RF Technology Leader Icera

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NVIDIA announced today that it has agreed to acquire Icera, a leading innovator of top-performing baseband processors for 3G and 4G cellular phones and tablets. Icera has more than 550 patents granted or pending worldwide, and its high speed wireless-modem products have been approved by more than 50 carriers across the globe. By combining the companies' products and technologies, including NVIDIA's Tegra processor, NVIDIA will enhance its position as a leading player in the growing mobile market.

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they now have procesors and wireless

anyone thinking NVIDIA phone?
 

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Interesting partnership, I sincerely hope tegra becomes as good as they predict... would be awesome to have an nvidia powered phone in the future IMO, get some great mobile games cranking.
 
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Interesting partnership, I sincerely hope tegra becomes as good as they predict... would be awesome to have an nvidia powered phone in the future IMO, get some great mobile games cranking.
if we get enough power in the mobile segment it could even help the laptops move of those intel ones that struggle to do minesweeper

think of it- smartphones already have as much power as netbooks
 

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if we get enough power in the mobile segment it could even help the laptops move of those intel ones that struggle to do minesweeper

think of it- smartphones already have as much power as netbooks
I cant wait for the future to happen already :laugh:
 
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"$367 million in cash"

That makes me think of a bunch of mafia guys and a brief-case full of money. :laugh:
 

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anyone thinking NVIDIA phone?
that was my first thought too

"$367 million in cash"

That makes me think of a bunch of mafia guys and a brief-case full of money. :laugh:
a million dollars weighs about 10 kilos in 100's .. so 3.67 tons of cash .. gives a new meaning to ton of money
1-2 million $ fit in a briefcase
 
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that was my first thought too
great minds think alike (although in this sentence i might be the fool who seldom differs)

a million dollars weighs about 10 kilos in 100's .. so 3.67 tons of cash .. gives a new meaning to ton of money
1-2 million $ fit in a briefcase
prepaid credit cards?
 
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if we get enough power in the mobile segment it could even help the laptops move of those intel ones that struggle to do minesweeper

think of it- smartphones already have as much power as netbooks
What netbooks are you using? :wtf:
 
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Thats alot of cash :pimp:
 

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a million dollars weighs about 10 kilos in 100's .. so 3.67 tons of cash .. gives a new meaning to ton of money
1-2 million $ fit in a briefcase
hahaha nice, quite literally tons if they paid in cash. well in 100's anyway, what do the current USD notes go up to? 1000.... 10,000?

fitting 10-20 mil in a briefcase would make for one hell of a cool deal going down.
 
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Ok, now AMD should really buy ARM. Seriously, the 400 million they recorded as profit this year should just be used to buy ARM.
 
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Ok, now AMD should really buy ARM. Seriously, the 400 million they recorded as profit this year should just be used to buy ARM.
You do know ARM earned 406 million last year?
 

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try comparing something like the xperia play to a atom
Standard CPU. I seriously doubt it's more powerful than a Pine Trail Atom, even a single core one. Unless you have some evidence of the opposite ofcourse.

Is the Snapdragon more suitable in smartphones? Hells to the yes, but in netbooks? No.
 
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a million dollars weighs about 10 kilos in 100's .. so 3.67 tons of cash .. gives a new meaning to ton of money
1-2 million $ fit in a briefcase
Just out of curiosity, where did you learn how much money fits in a briefcase? You must be in the mafia :cool:
 
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Now that is smart move.
 
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Standard CPU. I seriously doubt it's more powerful than a Pine Trail Atom, even a single core one. Unless you have some evidence of the opposite ofcourse.

Is the Snapdragon more suitable in smartphones? Hells to the yes, but in netbooks? No.
i was comparing graphics cards
 
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they now have procesors and wireless

anyone thinking NVIDIA phone?
The dual tegra based phone Optimus X2 in the South Korean market is already capable of dual display up to 1080p as far as I remember. Maybe they already have Optimus X3?

More data from CES 2011 you might have already seen in person. :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WtdLBdsxpo
 
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Just out of curiosity, where did you learn how much money fits in a briefcase? You must be in the mafia :cool:
I was wondering the same thing! :roll:
 
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A phone too hot to handle?


ak ak ak.


ATI did bad years ago letting go of their integrated mobile company.
 
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You do know ARM earned 406 million last year?
Yeah, but theire current value is only around 150 million or something like that. I it is possible for AMD to purchase them.