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Nvidia Merges nForce and Tegra Teams Together

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Nvidia's combined its MCP team with its SoC team to make a new Tegra team of 650 brains.

With Intel not giving Nvidia a license to produce chipsets supporting Nehalem-based architecture, which includes the latest Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs, the graphics maker's nForce team hasn't had as much to do as it used to.

Perhaps for that reason, Nvidia has merged its nForce chipset team together with its Tegra development team. This puts Nvidia's MCP team together with the SoC team to create one big body of 650-strong.

Ken Brown, spokesman for Nvidia, confirmed the change to Xbit Labs by commenting, "We have merged these teams under the Tegra development team. This substantially strengthens our engineering effort for Tegra development going forward."

While this may seem like Nvidia's thrown in the towel when it comes to producing chipsets, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is still openly excited about getting to fight Intel in court.

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    tethoma , 19 March 2010 09:16
    I hope Nvidia wins the Legal battle with Intel so we can advance computer technology into the next generation. Allowing the GPU to handle some of the CPU functions, this can effectively make a computer %50 faster. Watch for NVDA stock to double over the next year, get in now. (its up 10% over last month)
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    silver565 , 19 March 2010 10:21
    I hope Nvidia win too

    Nvidia >Ati/Amd
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    knightofdames , 19 March 2010 11:15
    fingers crossed!!!
    I have a hunch that they might clash their horns in making x86 chips soon..
    wish them all the best...
    Always liked them.
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    LePhuronn , 19 March 2010 16:07
    Personally I've had no end of grief with Nvidia chipsets over the years BUT I hope Nvidia do win so at the very least we may see price drops in X58 and P55 chipsets from other manufacturers.

    I doubt though we'll see an x86 processor from Nvidia, unless they outfit Ion 3 with their own low-power CPU - isn't this lawsuit about chipsets for integrated memory controller CPUs, not x86 licensing?