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
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.