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Other companies interested in NVIDIA instead

DailyTech previously reported analysts believed NVIDIA was a prime candidate for an Intel acquisition. Other analysts predict Intel is unlikely to acquire NVIDIA. Nevertheless, there’s interest in NVIDIA from other tech companies. Joe Osha, an analyst for Merril Lynch stated “We don't think there's a solid rationale for a deal and we don't think it's going to happen." According to sources it would appear other industry players were interested in NVIDIA, though no formal negotiations have occurred.

Craig Barret, Intel Chairman had this to say about the rumors "We treat investments and things of that sort like fine wine and we never discuss them before their time, so we don't comment on rumors of that sort.” Other analysts such as Doug Freedman from American Technology Research remain skeptical over a possible Intel acquisition.

Speculation of a NVIDIA purchase rumors began popping up shortly after the AMD and ATI merger.

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RE: never going to happen
By bob661 on 10/6/2006 6:09:11 PM , Rating: 4
AMD barely have the manufacturing resources to supply
I keep hearing this garbage yet no one can back this up! Do you really think Dell would get in bed with AMD if AMD didn't have enough to supply Dell?

RE: never going to happen
By dwalton on 10/7/2006 3:43:48 AM , Rating: 3
How do you explain the fact that AMD just certified Charter for 65nM production?

Simple, AMD chip demand outstrip its production capability and Dell will only increase that demand.

Ati might not have access to AMD fabs for the time being but AMD works on a more granular level and uses far more custom logic than NVIDIA or ATI. ATI now has access to AMD's entire portfolio of custom logic. (paraphrase from an earlier anandtech article)

RE: never going to happen
By DallasTexas on 10/7/06, Rating: 0
RE: never going to happen
By goku on 10/8/2006 11:19:29 AM , Rating: 2
lol bottom feeders, reducing the cache size wasn't that bad of an idea, it just means lower prices and higher production numbers (well it should). AMD processors don't benefit as much from large cache as much as intel procesors do.

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