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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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Just imagine...
By Vidmar on 10/5/2006 8:42:58 AM , Rating: 2
Just imagine for a moment what nVidia could do with Intel's manufacturing capabilities......immediate jump to 65nm possibly??? Much cheaper chips for both CPU chipsets and GPUs…. Just think what might happen. I bet the anti-trust lawyers already have.




RE: Just imagine...
By mindless1 on 10/5/2006 6:42:16 PM , Rating: 2
Did the chips get much cheaper with any of their other process shrinks?

Fewer independent players in a market seldom works out well for consumers.


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