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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 DallasTexas on 10/7/2006 9:19:35 AM , Rating: 0
"..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?.."

Actually, you are BOTH right but you are mostly wrong! AMD does have a capacity issue but as you said, to handle Dell, they needed to do something about it.
Answer!! Reduce the cache on the chips, take the performance hit and go after the the bottom feeders (high volume)! That is exactly what Dell wants from AMD (service the bottom feeders) and AMD satifies Dell by being able to produce more chips by cutting the cache. Simple solution.

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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