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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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INTELs shift in focus
By crystal clear on 10/7/2006 6:58:58 AM , Rating: 2
Intels shift of focus from being a PC CHIPMAKER to becoming a PROVIDER of TECHNOLOGIES for Different PLATFORMS,gives you an indication which direction Intel is moving into.
Thats the reason the Intel Inside logo is OUT & the new logo is IN.It shows the above change in direction,namely
TECHNOLOGY.One of the many examples is VIIV TECHNOLOGY,just to quote some.
The stratergy of Intel is to have the company operating around PLATFORMS,so it is restructored with this logic in mind.

All moves Intel takes has to fit in the new stratergy.
They have many partnership/collaboration deals with Technology companies,like-

*Intel-Micron for memory chips
*Intel-Imagination Technologies for graphic & video to be
incorporaated in Intel microprocessors.(3% stake for Intel)
*Intel-NVIDIA broad cross licensing agreement(details not
known to the press).

So people who know the Intel statergy will know to draw the correct conclusions.
Intel will not buyout Nvidia rather have a stake in Nvidia,
the motives/objectives being Technology.To fit this in their
new Intel statergy.

I expect a similar to INTEL-Imagination deal in the near future.
This move will interesting & will have some major upsets in the future in the fields of graphics.

RE: INTELs shift in focus
By crystal clear on 10/9/2006 2:04:04 AM , Rating: 2
"Intel said to be seeking strategic partnership with Nvidia"

Source-Digi Times OCT 9 2006.

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