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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 9:30:43 AM , Rating: 2
"..As it is, both AMD and Ati now seem to be 9 months behind the ball...

I actually have (had) great admiration for ATI to the extent I bought ATI excluseivly. They had the best (compatible) drivers and stable. Unfortuneatly, like all acquiistions (mergers), a loss of focus will ensue. I'm araid that what remains of the once great ATI will be distracted as a chipset function to AMD to compete with Intel's mature platform strategy. It's sad but AMD needed to do this.

"...I switched from exclusive-Intel in all my personal-use PC-builds to AMD X2/nForce4/SLI in my most recent;.."

I'm sorry about your loss but I'm sure AMD will soon come out with something to make your investment worthy again. The K8L is rumored to be a worthy competitor to the Core 2
family - hopefully here before Intel again lowers the boom on 45nm Nehalem.

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