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Intel will possibly acquire NVIDIA

Reuters speculates Intel is set to acquire NVIDIA. The speculation arose when NVIDIA’s shares rose 8% to $30.62 on the NASDAQ. Approximately 20 million shares were traded according to Reuters. Intel representatives declined to comment while NVIDIA representatives were unavailable. Bill Lefkowitz, options strategist, vFinance Investments believes Intel will make the announcement tonight.

This is still speculation at the moment as NVIDIA was deemed too expensive to purchase.The article claims:

Some observers said that they doubt Intel would buy NVIDIA because it's too expensive. The company has a stock market capitalization of about $10 billion, which means it would demand a far higher price than what AMD is paying for ATI.

Nevertheless, if the acquisition were to happen it would be interesting to see what Intel has in store for NVIDIA, as Intel holds the majority of the graphics market.  Intel’s primary competitor, AMD, previously acquired ATI Technologies -- NVIDIA’s primary competitor. The proposed AMD and ATI merger is nearing its final stages at the moment.


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RE: this doesn't make much sense
By nerdye on 10/5/2006 12:28:48 AM , Rating: 4
You are certainly correct in the prospect of intel being easily capable of mid range to high end gpu's, but I doubt they could crank out anything more than a mid range gpu this moment. Give intel time, they are capable, buy nvida now for 1/12th of their total worth and gain roughly one 1/2 of the dedicated graphics market while NOT having to compete with nvida, that sounds like a good prospect for intel to me.


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