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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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By hans007 on 10/6/2006 7:19:36 PM , Rating: 2
the reason amd bought ATI was the "platform"

they want their own centrino , core 2 duo whatever. intel alreayd has that so that is why they would never buy nvidia. NVIDIA right now, is actually nearly as big market cap wise as AMD is. that said, the antitrust would not matter, since amd is getting ati. it might have mattered had this been done before that.

now AMD is going to spend 6 billion on ATI. they are in debt from upgrading fabs and will have no cash. Honestly if they really had wanted a platform , the could have just bought SIS or something. or ULI. too bad nvidia bought ULI before they did, they could have saved a lot of money. I am fairly certain graphics were not the reason amd bought ati outside of amd wanting to utilize their spare fab capacity (if and when they ever have spare capacity).

Nvidia is probably better off on its own anyway. they can sell for both platforms, since its probably inevitable that the attention amd gives to graphics begins to fall once ATI is integrated in, only allowing nvidia to be even more dominant in graphics.

in 2-3 years, nvidia could own graphics and physics.

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